Law's Fragile State (BOK)

Mark Fathi Massoud

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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 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.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Mark Fathi Massoud
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107026070
Antall sider 304 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd