Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam After the Arab Spring (Hardcover)
Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring offers a comprehensive analysis of the impact that new and draft constitutions and amendments - such as those in Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia - have had on the transformative processes that drive constitutionalism in Arab countries. This book aims to identify and analyze the key issues facing constitutional law and democratic development in Islamic states, and offers an in-depth examination of the relevance of the transformation processes for the development and future of constitutionalism in Arab countries. Using an encompassing and multi-faceted approach, this book explores underlying trends and currents that have been pivotal to the Arab Spring, while identifying and providing a forward looking view of constitution making in the Arab world.
About the Author
Rainer Grote is a Senior Research Fellow and head of the project on Constitutions of the Countries of the World at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and lecturer of law at the University of Heidelberg. He was a Visiting Professor at universities in France (Paris II), Turkey, and Chile and has worked as a legal expert and consultant on law reform projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. He teaches and writes in the fields of constitutional law, comparative law and public international law. Recent publications include Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity (Oxford University Press, 2012 with Tilmann Roeder) and EMRK/GG: Konkordanzkommentar, second edition (2013 with Oliver Doerr and Thilo Marauhn). His research areas include constitutional law, comparative law and human rights law. Tilmann J. R�der is a Managing Director of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law in Heidelberg, Germany. His recent research has focused on the subjects of rule of law and constitution building in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, and Kashmir. Together with Rainer Grote he organizes an ongoing series of lectures on Law & Development. He holds a law degree from Humboldt University of Berlin and a doctorate degree from Goethe University Frankfurt. His recent publications include Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity (Oxford University Press, 2012 with Rainer Grote) and "Civil-Military Cooperation in Building the Rule of Law" (in Rule of Law Dynamics, 2012). He is a Member of the Advisory Panel on Civilian Crisis Prevention of the German Federal Government.