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Title Law's fragile state : colonial, authoritarian, and humanitarian legacies in Sudan / Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz

Author Massoud, Mark Fathi.
Publisher Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Table of Contents
 List of Figures, Tables, and Mapsx
 Note on Translation and Transliterationxxi
1.Lawfare and Warfare in Sudan19
2.The Colonial Path to the Rule of Law, 1898--195644
3.Law in a State of Crisis, 1956--198985
4.Authoritarian Legal Politics and Islamic Law, 1989--2011119
5.Law and Civil Society, 1956--2011155
6.Humanitarian Legal Politics in an Authoritarian State, 2005--2011181
7.Reflections on Legal Politics211
Appendix A Methodological Detail231
Appendix B Interview List238
Location Call number Status
 Biddle  KTQ1726 .M37 2013    Available
Phys Desc xxii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
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
Reprint List of Figures, Tables, and Maps x
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
Note on Translation and Transliteration xxi
Introduction 1
1. Lawfare and Warfare in Sudan 19
2. The Colonial Path to the Rule of Law, 1898--1956 44
3. Law in a State of Crisis, 1956--1989 85
4. Authoritarian Legal Politics and Islamic Law, 1989--2011 119
5. Law and Civil Society, 1956--2011 155
6. Humanitarian Legal Politics in an Authoritarian State, 2005--2011 181
7. Reflections on Legal Politics 211
Appendix A Methodological Detail 231
Appendix B Interview List 238
Bibliography 249
Index 267
Subject Rule of law -- Sudan -- History.
Law -- Political aspects -- Sudan -- History.
Islamic law -- Sudan -- History.
Sudan -- Politics and government.
Human rights -- Sudan.
Authoritarianism -- Sudan.
Alt Series 2012049887
ISBN 9781107026070 (hbk.)
1107026075 (hbk.)