Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kahn on Constitutional Kinship between Iran and the Soviet Union

Ali Khan, Washburn, has just posted on SSRN a paper that is nearly 20 years old. The article on, the relationship between Islamic constitutionalism and socialism in Iran, will remain of interest to scholars doing historical work on on comparative constitutionalism. Constitutional Kinship between Iran and the Soviet Union was published in the New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law. Here's the abstract:
Islamic egalitarianism embodied in the Iranian Constitution presents an alternative to both capitalism and secular socialism and redefines the obligations of an Islamic state. If Iran succeeds in establishing a stable and workable constitutional system, it may give a revitalized respectability to the idea of joining Islam with modern egalitarian principles.

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