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The Resource Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East, Elizabeth F. Thompson

Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East, Elizabeth F. Thompson

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Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East
Title
Justice interrupted
Title remainder
the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth F. Thompson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Arab Spring uprising of 2011 is portrayed as a dawn of democracy in the region. But the revolutionaries were--and saw themselves as--heirs to a centuries-long struggle for just government and the rule of law. In Justice Interrupted we see the complex lineage of political idealism, reform, and violence that informs today's Middle East
  • The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 were often portrayed in the media as a dawn of democracy in the region. But the revolutionaries were--and saw themselves as--heirs to a centuries-long struggle for just government and the rule of law, a struggle obstructed by local elites as well as the interventions of foreign powers. Elizabeth F. Thompson uncovers the deep roots of liberal constitutionalism in the Middle East through the remarkable stories of those who fought against poverty, tyranny, and foreign rule. Fascinating, sometimes quixotic personalities come to light: Tanyus Shahin, the Lebanese blacksmith who founded a peasant republic in 1858; Halide Edib, the feminist novelist who played a prominent role in the 1908 Ottoman constitutional revolution; Ali Shariati, the history professor who helped ignite the 1979 Iranian Revolution; Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who rallied Egyptians to Tahrir Square in 2011, and many more. Their memoirs, speeches, and letters chart the complex lineage of political idealism, reform, and violence that informs today's Middle East. Often depicted as inherently anti-democratic, Islam was integral to egalitarian movements that sought to correct imbalances of power and wealth wrought by the modern global economy--and by global war. Motivated by a memory of betrayal at the hands of the Great Powers after World War I and in the Cold War, today's progressives assert a local tradition of liberal constitutionalism that has often been stifled but never extinguished
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digitized
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1959-
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Thompson, Elizabeth
Dewey number
320.956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS62.8
LC item number
.T46 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Middle East
  • Demokratie
  • Rechtssicherheit
  • Naher Osten
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Mellanöstern
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Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East, Elizabeth F. Thompson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The rise of a constitutional model of justice, 1839-1920 -- Mustafa Ali: Ottoman justice and bureaucratic reform -- Tanyus Shahin of Mount Lebanon: peasant republic and Christian rights -- Ahmad Urabi and Nizam al-Islam: a new model of justice in Egypt and Iran -- Part II: Movements for local and collective models of justice, 1920-1965 -- Halide Edib, Turkey's Joan of Arc: the fate of liberalism after World War I -- David Ben-Gurion and Musa Kazim in Palestine: genocide and justice for the nation -- Hasan al-Banna of Egypt: the Muslim Brothers? -- Pursuit of Islamic justice -- Comrade Fahd: the mass appeal of communism in Iraq -- Akram al-Hourani and the Baath Party in Syria: bringing peasants into politics -- Part III: Struggles for justice in the absence of a political arena after 1965 -- Abu Iyad: the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the turn to political violence -- Sayyid Qutb and Ali Shariati: the idea of Islamic revolution in Egypt and Iran -- Wael Ghonim of Egypt: the Arab Spring and the return of universal rights -- Chronology
Control code
836870124
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 418 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674076099
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674076099
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2dz341
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836870124
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Justice interrupted : the struggle for constitutional government in the Middle East, Elizabeth F. Thompson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The rise of a constitutional model of justice, 1839-1920 -- Mustafa Ali: Ottoman justice and bureaucratic reform -- Tanyus Shahin of Mount Lebanon: peasant republic and Christian rights -- Ahmad Urabi and Nizam al-Islam: a new model of justice in Egypt and Iran -- Part II: Movements for local and collective models of justice, 1920-1965 -- Halide Edib, Turkey's Joan of Arc: the fate of liberalism after World War I -- David Ben-Gurion and Musa Kazim in Palestine: genocide and justice for the nation -- Hasan al-Banna of Egypt: the Muslim Brothers? -- Pursuit of Islamic justice -- Comrade Fahd: the mass appeal of communism in Iraq -- Akram al-Hourani and the Baath Party in Syria: bringing peasants into politics -- Part III: Struggles for justice in the absence of a political arena after 1965 -- Abu Iyad: the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the turn to political violence -- Sayyid Qutb and Ali Shariati: the idea of Islamic revolution in Egypt and Iran -- Wael Ghonim of Egypt: the Arab Spring and the return of universal rights -- Chronology
Control code
836870124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 418 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674076099
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674076099
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2dz341
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836870124
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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