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The Resource Constitution making under occupation : the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq, Andrew Arato

Constitution making under occupation : the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq, Andrew Arato

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Constitution making under occupation : the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq
Title
Constitution making under occupation
Title remainder
the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Arato
Title variation
Politics of imposed revolution in Iraq
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The attempt in 2004 to draft an interim constitution in Iraq and the effort to enact a permanent one in 2005 were unintended outcomes of the American occupation, which first sought to impose a constitution by its agents. This two-stage constitution-making paradigm, implemented in a wholly unplanned move by the Iraqis and their American sponsors, formed a kind of compromise between the populist-democratic project of Shi'ite clerics and America's external interference. As long as it was used in a coherent and legitimate way, the method held promise. Unfortunately, the logic of external imposition and political exclusion compromised the negotiations. Andrew Arato is the first person to record this historic process and analyze its special problems. He compares the drafting of the Iraqi constitution to similar, externally imposed constitutional revolutions by the United States, especially in Japan and Germany, and identifies the political missteps that contributed to problems of learning and legitimacy. Instead of claiming that the right model of constitution making would have maintained stability in Iraq, Arato focuses on the fragile opportunity for democratization that was strengthened only slightly by the methods used to draft a constitution. Arato contends that this event would have benefited greatly from an overall framework of internationalization, and he argues that a better set of guidelines (rather than the obsolete Hague and Geneva regulations) should be followed in the future. With access to an extensive body of literature, Arato highlights the difficulty of exporting democracy to a country that opposes all such foreign designs and fundamentally disagrees on matters of political identity."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Arato, Andrew
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in political thought/political history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sīstānī, ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī
  • Bremer, L. Paul
  • Bremer, L. Paul
  • Sīstānī, ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī
  • Sīstānī, ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī
  • Bremer, L. Paul
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Iraq
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Politics and government
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Iraq
Label
Constitution making under occupation : the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq, Andrew Arato
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-345) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The externally imposed revolution and its destruction of the Iraqi State -- Postsovereign constitution making : the new paradigm (and Iraq) -- Sistani versus Bremer : the emergence of the two-stage model in Iraq -- Imposition and bargaining in the making of the interim constitution -- The making of the "permanent" constitution
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ocn696796394
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 360 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780231512435
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/arat14302
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  • 22573/cttgt7fk
  • c6cd1d3d-4e68-4551-99e1-dbbdc69ed972
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696796394
Label
Constitution making under occupation : the politics of imposed revolution in Iraq, Andrew Arato
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-345) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The externally imposed revolution and its destruction of the Iraqi State -- Postsovereign constitution making : the new paradigm (and Iraq) -- Sistani versus Bremer : the emergence of the two-stage model in Iraq -- Imposition and bargaining in the making of the interim constitution -- The making of the "permanent" constitution
Control code
ocn696796394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512435
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/arat14302
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgt7fk
  • c6cd1d3d-4e68-4551-99e1-dbbdc69ed972
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696796394

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