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Muslim Laws, Politics and Society in Modern Nation States

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ISBN13: 9780754643890
ISBN: 0754643891
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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Drawing on theories of legal pluralism, this book tests whether and to what extent claims of the modern nation-state laws to exclusive dominance over other spheres are tenable, and reassesses the operation of law in society.

Incorporating a combination of legal theory, post-modern critique and socio-legal analysis of three current jurisdictions in which Muslims play an important role, the volume identifies Muslims' current socio-legal situation and attitudes from different perspectives and reconciles them with modern legal systems in three key countries. It analyzes the conflict between the assumptions of modern legal systems and plural legal realities, and also examines attempts by modern legal systems to impose official laws in the face of resistance from unofficial Muslim laws and discusses possible responses to the challenge of dynamic Muslim legal pluralism.

A valuable resource for students, researchers and academics with an interest in the areas of Islamic law and politics, and the interplay between secular law and religious/cultural traditions.

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Subjects:
Law and Society, Islamic Law
Contents:
Law, politics and society in the post-modern condition
Dynamic legal pluralism
Muslim legal pluralisms
Muslim legal pluralism in England
Muslim legal pluralism in Turkey
Muslim legal pluralism in Pakistan
Post-modern Muslim legality and its consequences
Looking to the future
Bibliography
Index.