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Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring

Nimer Sultany


What is the effect of revolutions on legal systems? What is the role of constitutions in legitimating regimes? How do constitutions and revolutions converge or clash? Taking the Arab Spring as its case study, this book explores the role of law and constitutions during societal upheavals, and critically evaluates the different trajectories they could follow in a revolutionary setting. The book urges a rethinking of major categories in political, legal, and constitutional theory in light of the Arab Spring. The book is a novel and comprehensive examination of the constitutional order that preced ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, revolution, legality, constitutionalism, legitimacy, popular sovereignty, constituent power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nimer Sultany, author
Senior Lecturer in Public Law, SOAS