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Impact of western constitutionalism on the Muslim constitutional developments

Kayadibi, Saim (2011) Impact of western constitutionalism on the Muslim constitutional developments. In: Pool Finance Economic System: Law, Democracy, Alliance of Civilization. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 42-90. ISBN 9789674181215

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The concept of constitution and the constitutional process in Islamic states lasted centuries to formulate their legal structures. One of the most significant concepts of law that is affected by social and political developments is the constitutional law. The constitutional structure of Islamic states, especially Gulf States, are considerably different than other Islamic states; Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE have written constitution in acknowledgeable in modern form somewhat Saudi Arabia and Oman have no written constitution stated strongly by King or Sultan and principally by the Shari‘ah. This paper tries to analyze constitutional developments in Islamic states in two main frameworks: the first deals with historical backdrops of constitutional process in Islamic states focusing on the structure of their current constitutions, while the second probes the Ottoman Turkey giving a special attention to the new Turkey, a secular state.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6485/17298
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitution, Islamic law, Muslim States
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saim Kayadibi
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 10:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17298

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