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Justice Interrupted

The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East

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$50.00 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674073135

Publication Date: 04/15/2013


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 3 maps


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. The Rise of a Constitutional Model of Justice, 1839–1920
    • 1. Mustafa Ali: Ottoman Justice and Bureaucratic Reform
    • 2. Tanyus Shahin of Mount Lebanon: Peasant Republic and Christian Rights
    • 3. Ahmad Urabi and Nazem al-Islam Kermani: Constitutional Justice in Egypt and Iran
  • II. Movements for Local and Collective Models of Justice, 1920–1965
    • 4. Halide Edib, Turkey’s Joan of Arc: The Fate of Liberalism after World War I
    • 5. David Ben-Gurion and Musa Kazim in Palestine: Genocide and Justice for the Nation
    • 6. Hasan al-Banna of Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Pursuit of Islamic Justice
    • 7. Comrade Fahd: The Mass Appeal of Communism in Iraq
    • 8. Akram al-Hourani and the Baath Party in Syria: Bringing Peasants into Politics
  • III. Struggles for Justice in the Absence of a Political Arena, Since 1965
    • 9. Abu Iyad: The Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Turn to Political Violence
    • 10. Sayyid Qutb and Ali Shariati: The Idea of Islamic Revolution in Egypt and Iran
    • 11. Wael Ghonim of Egypt: The Arab Spring and the Return of Universal Rights
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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