Oñati Socio-Legal Series 10(5) - Historical and Comparative Macrosociology of Middle Eastern Legal Systems

Oñati Socio-legal Series

Dear readers,

Oñati Socio-Legal Series is out with issue number 5 of the year: Historical and Comparative Macrosociology of Middle Eastern Legal Systems. The issue, edited by Nathan J. Brown and Saïd A. Arjomand, is a collection of articles by top scholars in the field, who attended a specialized workshop at the IISL in 2018.

According to the issue editors,

The understanding of law in the Middle East requires not simply different disciplinary perspectives but bringing disciplines into dialogue with each other. It also requires analysis that crosses historical periods in order to understand legal systems as ones that develop over time based on longstanding traditions and earlier transformations, not simply European intrusion. We present a series of analyses by scholar who, while anchored in their own discipline, historical focus, and geographical specialization consciously work to address a broad social scientific audience.

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On the other hand, if you would like to coordinate a thematic issue, we will be happy to receive your Special Issue proposal, to publish in 2022. Feel free to ask any questions at l.kortabarria@iisj.es. If accepted, your work and that of the issue contributors will be indexed in Clarivate's Web of Science Core Collection and in Elsevier's Scopus.

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Oñati Socio-Legal Series

Vol. 10, Nº. 5 - Historical and Comparative Macrosociology of Middle Eastern Legal Systems

October 2020 - Issue edited by Nathan J. Brown (George Washington University) and Saïd Amir Arjomand (Stony Brook University).

Nathan Brown and Saïd Arjomand: Introduction. [+PDF]

Knut S. Vikør: Ibadism and law in historical contexts [+PDF]

Nathan Brown: Who or what is the wali al-amr: The unposed question [+PDF]

Saïd Amir Arjomand: Macrohistory of the legal transformations in Iran from the reception of Turk-Mongolian law to the inception of legal modernization [+PDF]

Hadi Enayat: The formation of the modern legal subject and the development of citizenship in Iran between two revolutions (1906-1979) [+PDF]

Kian Tajbakhsh: Authoritarian state building through political decentralization and local government law: Evidence from the Islamic Republic of Iran [+PDF]