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Author Enayat, Hadi.
Title Law, state, and society in modern Iran : constitutionalism, autocracy, and legal reform, 1906-1941 / by Hadi Enayat.
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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English.
Print version record.
Subject Dāvar, ʻAlī Akbar, 1885 or 1886-1937.
Dāvar, ʻAlī Akbar, 1885 or 1886-1937.
Justice, Administration of -- Iran -- History.
Judicial power -- Iran -- History.
Courts -- Iran -- History.
Rule of law -- Iran -- History.
Constitutional history -- Iran.
Nation-building -- Iran -- History.
Law reform -- Iran -- History.
Despotism -- Iran -- History.
Iran.
Genre History.
Contents Law, state, and society in nineteenth century Iran -- Law and justice in the Mashrutiyat : 1891-1911 -- The struggle to establish new laws and institutions, 1911-1926 -- The reforms of Ali Akbar Davar and beyond, 1926-1941 -- The new legal institutions in practice : 1906-1941.
Summary Incorporating history, sociology, and rule of law studies, this book sheds light on an understudied but fascinating dimension of modernization in Iran, namely the emergence of a new legal system between the 1906 Constitutional Revolution and the end of Reza Shah's rule in 1941. While Iranian constitutionalism can be seen as part of a global trend of constitutional revolutions at the turn of the twentieth century, in Iran, an unusual institutional and historical background shaped a path to legal reform that was in many ways unique. Among other factors, the scholastic legalism of the Shi'i ulama and the considerable autonomy they enjoyed in administering the civil law in the nineteenth century made legal reform a particularly contested, difficult, and politically charged aspect of state building.
Other Title Print version: Enayat, Hadi. Law, state, and society in modern Iran 9781137282019