Western and Islamic conceptions of the rule of law

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Zifcak, Spencer. (2016). Western and Islamic conceptions of the rule of law. In In Azra, Azyumardi and Hudson, Wayne (Ed.). Islam beyond conflict : Indonesian Islam and Western political theory pp. 31-40 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315251769-13
AuthorsZifcak, Spencer
EditorsAzra, Azyumardi and Hudson, Wayne
Abstract

My purpose in this chapter is twofold. First, I wish to record my understanding of the idea of the rule of law from a distinctly Western perspective. Then, secondly, I want to examine some of its underlying assumptions and values in a way which will, I hope, open a dialogue between this perspective and that deriving from Islamic jurisprudence. Having said this, I enter an immediate caveat. I do not pretend to any expertise with respect to Islamic jurisprudence. Such reading as I have done in relation to it has revealed to me not only its richness but also its very great heterogeneity and complexity. It is a complexity of which I am in no way a master. The chapter therefore situates the issues I see as relevant on a very broad canvas. I seek here simply to suggest points of intersection and pose questions for discussion.

Page range31-40
Year2016
Book titleIslam beyond conflict : Indonesian Islam and Western political theory
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon, United Kingdom
New York, New York
SeriesLaw ethics and governance series
ISBN9780754670926
9781138262324
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315251769-13
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85146105155
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