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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

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

Bruce K. Rutherford

Princeton University Press

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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