A study of the United Arab Emirates legislature under the 1971 Constitution : with special reference to the Federal National Council (FNC)
Al-Rokn, Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (1991) A study of the United Arab Emirates legislature under the 1971 Constitution : with special reference to the Federal National Council (FNC). PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This study Is concerned with the Federal National Council (FNC) in
the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) under the 1971 Constitution.
In selecting the U.A.E. as a case study, a historical and socioeconomic
perspective is adopted. The thesis analyses the U.A.E.
traditional society and the effect of external factor namely its
relation with Britain, and internal factor, viz, the advent of oil
wealth, on the power structure in the emirates. Both factors
increased the concentration of central power and decreased
The study provides a theoretical appraisal of the role and functions
of the legislature in developing countries. It examines the
constitutional functions namely legislative, political and financial.
The study suggests new roles that the legislatures performs in
Third World countries.
The thesis examines the historical development of the U.A.E.
constitutional system. Such development ended In 1971 when the
emirates adopted a "Provisional Constitution" to the requirements
of the rulers.
The study explores the 1971 constitution with particular emphasis
on the role of the National Council. It analyses the composition,
functions, role and constitutional arrangements of the National
Council In the U.A.E. The study provides an analysis of the major
political and constitutional cases, In which the FNC was a part, in
order to examine the practical working of the constitutional
provisions in reality. Finally, the thesis attempts to explain the
limitations, Imposed on the National Council, present in the
existing constitutional framework and suggests some
improvements to the status quo.
The coimnon ground throughout the thesis is that a constitution
with a democratic tendency does not necessarily establish
democratic institutions and that it would be more acceptable in a
developing country to introduce evolutionary rather than radical
changes to its constitutional system. However, the study clarifies
the difficulties of concentration of central power in developing
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
K Law > KN Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Constitutional law -- United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates. Majlis al-Waṭanī al-Ittiḥādī, United Arab Emirates -- Politics and government|
|Official Date:||December 1991|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Law|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Ghai, Yash P., 1938- ; McEldowney, John F.|
|Extent:||xi, 399 leaves|
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