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Negotiating in Civil Conflict: Constitutional Construction and Imperfect Bargaining in Iraq

Haider Ala Hamoudi


The purpose of this book is to describe effective means of constitution making in societies that are not only divided, but divided in such a manner that disparate groups have entirely different conceptions of what the state should look like, with each group seeking to project its own vision onto the constitution. Using the example of Iraq, the book indicates that the solution in such unusual, but not unprecedented, circumstances is to embrace capaciousness in the founding document, and to support continuing efforts at reconciliation among disparate groups such that after ratification, they can ... More

Keywords: Iraq, Constitution, Constitution Making, Constitutional Construction, Constitutionalism, Constitutional Design

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226315348
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226068794.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Haider Ala Hamoudi, author