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Author Massoud, Mark Fathi
Title Law's fragile state : colonial, authoritarian, and humanitarian legacies in Sudan / Mark Fathi Massoud
Imprint Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KTQ1726 .M37 2013    AVAILABLE    30660020114935
Descript xxii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society
Note "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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Rule of law -- Sudan -- History
Law -- Political aspects -- Sudan -- History
Islamic law -- Sudan -- History
Sudan -- Politics and government -- History
Human rights -- Sudan
Authoritarianism -- Sudan
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