The crisis of federalism and electoral strategies in Iraq

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dc.contributor.author Salamey, Imad
dc.contributor.author Pearson, Frederic
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-21T06:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-21T06:41:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2016-05-06
dc.identifier.issn 1528-3585 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2174
dc.description.abstract After uprooting Saddam Hussein from power, establishing democracy in Iraq has been declared among the most important objectives of the U.S.-led Coalition. However, the Coalition has encountered complex ethnic and religious relations and resentment of foreign intervention in Iraq. These reactions reflect decades, even centuries, of divisive and antagonistic policies whose impacts continue to complicate and threaten coexistence and civil peace. The immediate challenge of achieving stability and peace in Iraq, therefore, rests in the ability to foster a genuinely indigenous institutional political structure that can accommodate the different ethnic and sectarian aspirations. This article highlights the major potential shortcomings of the federal model established by the “Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for The Transitional Period.” It also examines the shortcomings of the List Proportional Representation system as presented by the United Nations for Iraq's transition, and alternatively proposes national electoral reform strategies, with the implementation of an Alternative Vote system with Minority Provision in the election to the National Assembly, as a means to strengthen Iraq's national unity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The crisis of federalism and electoral strategies in Iraq en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603434
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Studies Perspectives en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 190-207 en_US
dc.keywords Iraq en_US
dc.keywords Federalism en_US
dc.keywords Election reform en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-3577.2005.00202.x en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salamey, I., & Pearson, F. (2005). The crisis of federalism and electoral strategies in Iraq. International Studies Perspectives, 6(2), 190-207. en_US
dc.author.email imad.salamey@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url https://academic.oup.com/isp/article/6/2/190/1834991

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