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Egypt after MubarakLiberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World$
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Bruce K. Rutherford

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691158044

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.001.0001

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Islamic Constitutionalism

Islamic Constitutionalism

The Political Goals of Moderate Islam

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(p.77) Chapter Three Islamic Constitutionalism
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Egypt after Mubarak
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Bruce K. Rutherford

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.003.0003

This chapter examines the development of Islamic constitutionalism, which is based in the Muslim Brotherhood. It begins by studying the re-emergence of the Brotherhood since 1970 and the political pressures that have pushed it toward a moderate conception of Islamic governance. It then analyzes the writings of four contemporary thinkers who play a critical role in defining the Brotherhood's view of constitutional order: Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Muhammad Salim al-'Awwa, Kamal Abu al-Majd, and Tariq al-Bishri. The analysis focuses on their positions regarding the same four aspects of constitutionalism discussed in the previous chapter: the rule of law; constraints on state power; protection of civil and political rights; and public participation in politics.

Keywords:   Egypt, Islamic constitutionalism, Muslim Brotherhood, constitutional order, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Muhammad Salim al-'Awwa, Kamal Abu al-Majd, Tariq al-Bishri

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