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Complementary books in the Tectum Series Anwendungsorientierte Religonswissenschaften in:

Cornelis Hulsman, Diana Serodio (Ed.)

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution, page 214 - 214

Perspectives from Egypt

1. Edition 2017, ISBN print: 978-3-8288-3838-3, ISBN online: 978-3-8288-6933-2, https://doi.org/10.5771/9783828869332-214

Series: Anwendungsorientierte Religionswissenschaft, vol. 10

Tectum, Baden-Baden
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Complementary books in the Tectum Series Anwendungsorientierte Religonswissenschaften Cornelis Hulsman, From Ruling to Opposition. Islam istM ovem ents and N on-Islam ist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013, Volume 9, 262 pages ISBN 978-3-8288-3837-6, Tectum Verlag 2017, 29,95 € Matthias Gille, D er koptische Papst Schenuda III\ Beobachtungen zu Theologie und Biografie, Volume 1, 284 pages ISBN 978-3-8288-3839-0, Tectum Verlag 2017, 29,95 € Wolfram Reiss, A ufstieg und Fall der dgyptischen M uslim bruderschaft 2011-2013 Volume 8, 459 pages ISBN 978-3-8288-3678-5, Tectum Verlag 2016,39,95 € Sanna Plieschnegger, Islam kritik aus den eigenen Reihen. H am ed A bdel-Sam ad und Necla Kelek im Vergleich Volume 5,170 pages ISBN 978-3-8288-3212-1, Tectum Verlag 2013, 24,95 € Cornelis Hulsman, The Sharia as the M ain Source o f Legislation? The Egyptian Debate on A r ticle II o fth e Egyptian Constitution Volume 3, 260 Pages ISBN 978-3-8288-3067-7, Tectum Verlag 2013, 24,90 € 214

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Abstract

After President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011, discussions followed immediately regarding the revision of the Egyptian Constitution. Islamist political groups insisted that Parliamentary and Presidential elections should precede the formation of a new Constitution, aiming to use their momentum to gain the upper hand in the Constitutional Assembly. Non-Islamists believed that representatives from all layers of society must first formulate a new Constitution before elections should be held. Out of this struggle emerged the 2012 Constitution, a document deeply influenced by Islamist political ideas and goals. Dissatisfied with the proceedings, the non-Islamists walked out of the Constitutional Assembly before the Constitution was finalized. In attempts to reconcile the alienated non-Islamist factions, and heal a divided Egyptian society, the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 was created. All efforts were made to avoid a similar walk-out from Islamist factions. Various political actors were interviewed during, and shortly after the 2014 constitutional formation process. This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the discussions and debates surrounding the formation of the 2014 Constitution. This book follows and complements the previous books in the series on recent religious and political developments in Egypt, in particular Vol. 3 The Sharia as the Main Source of Legislation? (2012), Vol. 8 Rise and Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood 2011-2013 (2016), Vol. 9 From Ruling to Opposition 2011-2013 (2017).