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CLSGC Book Symposium on 'Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring' by Dr Nimer Sultany

10 May 2018

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Room 313, Third Floor, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This event is hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), and organised by Dr Eva Nanopoulos for Dr Nimer Sultany’s book Law and Revolution Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring (OUP, 2017).

A drink reception will follow the event for those in attendance.

About the book

What is the effect of revolutions on legal systems? What role do constitutions play in legitimating regimes? How do constitutions and revolutions converge or clash? Taking the Arab Spring as its case study, this book explores the role of law and constitutions during societal upheavals, and critically evaluates the different trajectories they could follow in a revolutionary setting. The book urges a rethinking of major categories in political, legal, and constitutional theory in light of the Arab Spring.

The book is a novel and comprehensive examination of the constitutional order that preceded and followed the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Algeria, Oman, and Bahrain. It also provides the first thorough discussion of the trials of former regime officials in Egypt and Tunisia. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including an in-depth analysis of recent court rulings in several Arab countries, the book illustrates the contradictory roles of law and constitutions. The book also contrasts the Arab Spring with other revolutionary situations and demonstrates how the Arab Spring provides a laboratory for examining scholarly ideas about revolutions, legitimacy, legality, continuity, popular sovereignty, and constituent power.

read more about the book.

Speakers

full list TBC.

Directions

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How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite.

Contact

For more information on this event, please email lawevents@qmul.ac.uk.


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