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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1994) 14 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Asghar Ali Engineer © 1994: South Asia Bulletin 1994 South Asia Bulletin, Vol. XIV No. 2 (1994) Communal Violence and the Role of law Enforcement Agencies Asghar Ali Engineer The role of the police in communal riots has be- most visible part...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 182–195.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-Determination in Law . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1996 . Mignolo Walter D. Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2000 . ———. “On Comparison: Who Is Comparing What and Why?” In...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 212–213.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Erin Stiles Law and Power in the Islamic World Sami Zubaida New York: I. B. Tauris, 2005 vii, 248 pp., $59.95 (cloth), $26.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2008 Law and Power in the Islamic World Empire and in the states that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2006) 26 (2): 191–202.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Veerle Van Gijsegem Duke University Press 2006 Criminal Law of French Origin and Criminal Behavior of African Occult Origin: The Modernity of Witchcraft Trials in the West of the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2006) 26 (1): 154–155.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Susan Akram The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective John Quigley Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005 360 pp., $79.95 (cloth), $22.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2006...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2008) 28 (2): 373–374.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Paul Sedra The Struggle for Constitutional Power: Law, Politics, and Economic Development in Egypt Tamir Moustafa Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 x, 328 pp., $85.00 (cloth) © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Himalayan People’s War: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion as having a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2007) 27 (3): 692–694.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Regan Buck Bardeen The Maphumulo Uprising: War, Law, and Ritual in the Zulu Rebellion Jeff Guy Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2005 xii + 276 pp., $34.95 (paper) © 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Producing Desire: “regulate...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2013) 33 (2): 159–176.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Tanika Sarkar Sarkar’s article looks at the Hindu ritual of widow immolation, which colonial law abolished in 1830. It explores the administration of the ritual before abolition and how, in the process of governance, the widow’s consent emerged as a prominent keyword in colonial bureaucratic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2014) 34 (2): 294–313.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Suren Pillay In 1965 apartheid was declared a crime against humanity. Taking apartheid as a moment in the career of colonial law in South Africa, Pillay’s essay considers the political effects of a debate among a section of South Africa’s liberal critics. It hinged on whether or not to work within...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2018) 38 (1): 107–121.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Youssef Belal This article is devoted to the study of questions of knowledge, law, and ethics in Islamic context. Starting with a discussion of assumptions about Islamic ethical practices in recent anthropological and historical works on the fatwa, it explores procedures of truth seeking and modes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 423–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
... granting maintenance to Shah Bano in 1985, Parliament subsequently overturned the judgment through the Muslim Women’s Act, 1986, to create alternate provisions. The case triggered a tremendous wave of protests simultaneously, against unfair provisions of Muslim law and against the state’s interference in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 385–401.
Published: 01 December 2018
... prisoners. On these occasions, up to 10 percent of prisoners were released. Indicative of the broader refashioning of colonial rule that occurred after the rebellion, this essay examines these rare but spectacular events by positioning the history of pardon within the wider structure of colonial law and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Upendra Baxi This conversation is largely about the ways of doing and writing histories: whether legal/juridical or social histories of law. The difference between the two genres is briefly explored in Baxi’s essay, but obviously more collaborative work is needed. As concerns histories of human...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 367–374.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Alastair McClure; Saumya Saxena This introduction offers a critical survey of existing literature on law in modern India and presents an overview of the four essays in the special section, which illustrates new directions in the field of Indian legal history. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 1990) 10 (1): 73.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Marie-Aimée Hélie-Lucas Copyright 1991: South Asia Bulletin 1990 South Asia Bulletin, volume 10 number 1, 1990 Report by Marie-Aimhe Helie-Lucas WOMEN LIVING UNDER MUSLIM LAWS International Solidarity Network Mauritius, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Pakistan - came...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1988) 8 (1_and_2): 116–118.
Published: 01 August 1988
... SIDE) SUIT AGAINST THE the residence as shown above. GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH TO REPEAL 2. That the petitioners are activists engaged in upholding UNDEMOCRATIC AND DISCRIMINATORY and protecting women's rights as envisaged and guaranteed LAWS...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 355–371.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Queen Victoria by a Hadhrami claiming that he and his wife had been denied their proper inheritance due to them under Islamic law. The article explores the implications of the interrelations of such legal practices in relation to conflicts over wills and dispositions of properties across diasporic space...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 455–473.
Published: 01 August 2011
... categorized as white by the state. Likely as a result of this categorization, few scholars have taken up the question of how Iranians are raced, particularly in the context of law and public policy. On the other hand, if and when the community is discussed in academic or popular literature on race, it is...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Islam have such a perception about the Prophet's authority. The Prophet's rule in Medina was the result of a social contract. As for the full implementation of Sharia law, if governance is not defined and sanctioned by divine authority, then Sharia too, which is in part social regulations and laws...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2003) 23 (1-2): 234–245.
Published: 01 August 2003
...HOMA KATOUZIAN In Iran, both before and after Islam, the ruler was thought to be God's vicegerent on earth and, unlike Europe, his legitimacy was not dependent on the law of primogeniture. Thus he was not bound by any written or unwritten law or tradition and could take decisions up to the utmost...