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Constitution Making Under Occupation: The Politics of Imposed Revolution in Iraq (Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231143028
Author:
Arato, Andrew
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Constitutional law
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Postwar reconstruction - Iraq
Subject:
Iraq - Politics and government - 2003-
Subject:
Constitutions
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.10x6.20x1.20 in. 1.45 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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