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The Resource The concert of civilizations : the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism, Jeremy Kleidosty

The concert of civilizations : the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism, Jeremy Kleidosty

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The concert of civilizations : the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism
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The concert of civilizations
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the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism
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Jeremy Kleidosty
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eng
Summary
Are Western and Islamic political and constitutional ideas truly predestined for civilizational clash? In order to understand this controversy 'The Concert of Civilizations' begins by deriving and redefining a definition of constitutionalism that is suitable for comparative, cross-cultural analysis. The rule of law, reflection of national character, and the clear delineation and limitation of governmental power are used as lenses through which thinkers like Cicero, Montesquieu, and the authors of The Federalist Papers can be read alongside al-Farabi, ibn Khaldun, and the Ottoman Tanzimat decrees. Bridging the civilizational divide is a chapter comparing the Magna Carta with Muhammad'sConstitution of Medina, as both documents can be seen as foundational within their traditions. For the first time in political theory, this text also provides a sustained, detailed analysis of Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi's book The Surest Path, which explains his fusion of Muslim and Western ideas in his writing of Tunisia's first modern constitution, which is also the first constitution for a majority-Muslim state. Finally, the book discusses the Arab Spring through a brief overview of the revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, and offers some early thoughts about Tunisia's uniquely successful revolution.--
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Kleidosty, Jeremy
Dewey number
342.001
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Rethinking political and international theory
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law (Islamic law)
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The concert of civilizations : the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism, Jeremy Kleidosty
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Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of St Andrews, 2013) issued under title: 'A comparative assessment of constitutionalism in Western and Islamic thought'
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
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Contents
1. Constitutional Conversations : Alternative models for the challenge of civilizational conflict -- 2. Western Constitutionalism : Universal Norms or Contingent Cultural Concepts -- 3. From Medina to Runnymede : Comparing the Foundational Legacies of the Constitution of Medina and the Magna Carta -- 4. Comparing Constitutionalisms : Is there an Islamic Constitutionalism? -- 5. Constitutional Conversations- The Fusing of Political Tradition in Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi's The Surest Path -- 6. The Arab Spring- Constitutional Thought in Contested Political Space, Questions and Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17734526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781472414809
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906121641
Label
The concert of civilizations : the common roots of Western and Islamic constitutionalism, Jeremy Kleidosty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of St Andrews, 2013) issued under title: 'A comparative assessment of constitutionalism in Western and Islamic thought'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Constitutional Conversations : Alternative models for the challenge of civilizational conflict -- 2. Western Constitutionalism : Universal Norms or Contingent Cultural Concepts -- 3. From Medina to Runnymede : Comparing the Foundational Legacies of the Constitution of Medina and the Magna Carta -- 4. Comparing Constitutionalisms : Is there an Islamic Constitutionalism? -- 5. Constitutional Conversations- The Fusing of Political Tradition in Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi's The Surest Path -- 6. The Arab Spring- Constitutional Thought in Contested Political Space, Questions and Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17734526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781472414809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906121641

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