The Struggle for Constitutional Power
Law, Politics, and Economic Development in Egypt
By (author) Tamir Moustafa
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Struggle for Constitutional Power by Tamir Moustafa
Book DescriptionFor nearly three decades, scholars and policymakers have placed considerable stock in judicial reform as a panacea for the political and economic turmoil plaguing developing countries. Courts are charged with spurring economic development, safeguarding human rights, and even facilitating transitions to democracy. How realistic are these expectations, and in what political contexts can judicial reforms deliver their expected benefits? This book addresses these issues through an examination of the politics of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, the most important experiment in constitutionalism in the Arab world. The Egyptian regime established a surprisingly independent constitutional court to address a series of economic and administrative pathologies that lie at the heart of authoritarian political systems. Although the Court helped the regime to institutionalize state functions and attract investment, it simultaneously opened new avenues through which rights advocates and opposition parties could challenge the regime. The book challenges conventional wisdom and provides insights into perennial questions concerning the barriers to institutional development, economic growth, and democracy in the developing world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521876049
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tamir Moustafa
Struggle for Constitutional Power, Paperback (October 2009)
This book examines the politics of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, the most important experiment in constitutionalism in the Arab world.
Rule by Law, Hardback (May 2008)» View all books by Tamir Moustafa
This volume examines the dynamics of judicial politics in authoritarian states.
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Author Biography - Tamir Moustafa
Tamir Moustafa is Associate Professor of International Studies and Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Cultural Change at Simon Fraser University. His research stands at the intersection of comparative law and courts, religion and politics,and state-society relations, all with a regional focus on the Middle East. He was the recipient of the Edward S. Corwin Award for the Best Dissertation in Public Law from the American Political Science Association (2004) and the Best Dissertation Award from the Western Political Science Association (2004).
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