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Author Massoud, Mark Fathi.

Title Law's fragile state [electronic resource] : colonial, authoritarian, and humanitarian legacies in Sudan / Mark Fathi Massoud.

Imprint Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxii, 277 p. : ill., map.
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Lawfare and warfare in Sudan -- The colonial path to the rule of law, 1898-1956 -- Law in a State of Crisis, 1956-1989 -- Authoritarian legal politics and Islamic law, 1989-2011 -- Law and civil society, 1956-2011 -- Humanitarian legal politics in an authoritarian state, 2005-2011 -- The politics of law promotion : a critical appraisal.
Summary "How do a legal order and the rule of law develop in a war-torn state? Using his field research in Sudan, the author uncovers how colonial administrators, postcolonial governments, and international aid agencies have used legal tools, practices, and resources to promote stability and their own visions of the rule of law amid political violence and war in Sudan. Tracing the dramatic development of three forms of legal politics - colonial, authoritarian, and humanitarian - this book contributes to a growing body of scholarship on law in authoritarian regimes and on human rights and legal empowerment programs in the Global South. Refuting the conventional wisdom of a legal vacuum in failed states, this book reveals how law matters deeply even in the most extreme cases of states still fighting for political stability"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Rule of law -- Sudan -- History.
Law -- Political aspects -- Sudan -- History.
Islamic law -- Sudan -- History.
Human rights -- Sudan.
Authoritarianism -- Sudan.
Sudan -- Politics and government -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107026070 (hardback)
9781107057920 (e-book)

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