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115 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • State of research, theoretical assumptions, methodology
  • Libya's society
  • The Libyan constitutional discourse
  • Conclusion.
This book sketches the discourse about a new constitution in Libya since 2011. Applying a discourse analytical approach, the author identifies societal cleavages that have come to the fore in Libya's transitional period. The debate has focused on democracy, federalism, decentralisation and localisation, the role of religion, women in politics as well as ethnic minorities. The strategies followed to ensure representation in the constitutional process have included civil disobedience, affirmative action and force. The effects of raising demands in these ways have been changes in the constitutional process and institutional design of Libya's interim political institutions rather than promises that particular demands as to the content of the constitution would be met. The general prevention of a public discourse and competition along societal cleavages under Gaddafi's totalitarian ideology has resulted in an all-out resurgence of splits along ethnic, regional and other lines.The work was awarded the Christoph Schumann Memorial Prize of the University of Erlangen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783658113810 20170907
Law Library (Crown)
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xxiii, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
This is a study of the way in which various courts in Libya deal with questions of divorce in an almost exclusive tribal, still nomadic, environment. The author explains how local divorce law is a blend of statutory, Islamic, and customary law. By investigating all the varieties of marriage dissolution recorded in the "sijjilat" of the "shari'a" courts of Ajdabiyya and Kufra and by analyzing the part played, respectively, by "shari'a" law, customary law and some compromise between the two, he provides hard evidence on the nature of compromise on one point after another. The principles are by no means confined to the localities that are examined here in such meticulous detail. Much light is thrown on the way in which the authority of "shari'a" law habitually thought to impinge on tribal or local customs in sixth areas, on the one hand, and low Muslim courts, on the other hand, to try to adopt the principles of the "shari'a" to the exigencies of the local situation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814750537 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
180 p. ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 v. (various pagings)
Law Library (Crown)