Iraqi Constitution - Between Domination and Politicization: Lecture with Sadiq Al-Ali
Feb 29, 2012, 12pm-1:30pm
Sadiq Al-Ali will present "The Iraqi Constitution: Between Domination and Politicization."
Democracy emerges from historical experience and the desire of a people for social progression. Can we see these trends at play in Iraq post-2003? Al-Ali’s analysis will include the role of the judiciary. How impartial is the Iraqi judiciary? The judicial practice of rendering "opinions" becomes extremely important in times of political instability, and especially within the semi-authoritarian Iraqi state. Drawing on some conceptual tools developed by Nicos Poulantzas, Al-Ali will analyze how the Iraqi state has functioned following the events of the 2010 parliamentary elections. He will argue that the Iraqi constitution was consciously politicized to ensure that a dominant fraction of political forces would maintain its political power.
Al-Ai is a criminology and political science Student at York University.
|Location:||McLaughlin Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College|
|Sponsor:||Office of the Master, McLaughlin|
|Posted by:||Lorraine Myrie|