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The Making and Breaking of Federalism in Iraq

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  • Fribourg : IFF, 2018
English The fall of Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s transition to democracy was heavily mediatised due to the important intervention of the West, especially that of the United States. However, nearly fifteen years later, and despite its new constitution establishing a federal structure, peace still does not exist. One could therefore easily conclude that the federal solution has failed in Iraq, and argue that federalism might not be a suitable solution for divided societies.
This paper argues that despite its constitution, Iraq has never experienced federalism in essence. It lays emphasis on the process of building a federal state, the main idea being that the success of federalism depends on the transition process, and not on the federal arrangements as such. Thus, this paper seeks to answer to the following question: How did the making of federalism in Iraq affect its breaking?
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Faculty
Faculté de droit
Department
Institut du Fédéralisme
Language
  • English
Classification
Law, jurisprudence
Series statement
  • IFF Working Paper Online ; 26
License
CC BY
Open access status
diamond
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/324260
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