Iraq's Constitution of 2005: Liberal consociation as political prescription

@inproceedings{McGarry2007IraqsCO,
  title={Iraq's Constitution of 2005: Liberal consociation as political prescription},
  author={John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary},
  year={2007}
}
Democracies have two basic choices for managing ethnic, national, and religious diversity. They may seek to construct a single all-embracing public identity through integration or try to accommodate dual or multiple public identities through consociation. These are the two dominant, broad-based prescriptions that are offered for addressing the conflict in Iraq. In this article, we argue that Iraq's new Constitution, ratified in 2005, reflects a liberal form of consociation that accommodates… CONTINUE READING