A tale of two courts : the Sharia of Allah and the custom of the patriarch
President Ismail Al-Azhari, 1965-1969 : the politics of moral injury
Nimerie's instant justice : tongue of God and the rogue
The Qadis and Mahmoud M. Taha : toward an economy of vendetta and martyrdom
Growing up in a Qadi's home : Hasan Al -Turabi and his theology of modernity.
The book uses the concept of the "Manichaean" geography of the colony, popularized by Fanon, to account for the virulent Islamic renewal in Sudan. In focusing on the Sudan judiciary, characterized by an unrelenting rift between its civil and Sharia divisions, the book examines the various forces that sought to profit from these Manichaean resources. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Book — xxii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
1. Lawfare and warfare in Sudan--
2. The colonial path to the rule of law, 1898-1956--
3. Law in a state of crisis, 1956-89--
4. Authoritarian legal politics and Islamic law, 1989-2011--
5. Law and civil society, 1956-2011--
6. Humanitarian legal politics in an authoritarian state, 2005-11--
7. Reflections on legal politics.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)