Recent Constitutional Change in the ‘Arab’ World’: The Emergence of Conflicting Conceptions of Good Governance
Thursday, 27 November 2014 from 17:00 to 18:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Dr Baudouin Dupret,Director, Centre Jacques-Berque, Rabat, Morocco
- Bahey eldin Hassan, Director, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Cairo, Egypt
- Dr Gianluca Parolin, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Radwan Masmoudi, President , Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), Tunis, Tunisia
Since the 'Arab Spring' in 2011, a change in systems of governance has taken place in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia which has been formalised by the articulation and adoption of new constitutions.
To understand the constitutional changes that have followed since then, it is crucial to critically explore the exchanges that took place, as well as the various actors in the processes of change and their conceptions.
The seminar aims to highlight the contrasting perspectives on the role of constitutions in improving governance in the region, by inviting debate between academics and practitioners who were observers and players alike in these developments.
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Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
AKU-ISMC provides a multifaceted approach to the study of Muslim civilisations - within a framework of world cultures and through the humanities and social sciences - allowing for a wider analytical and comparative perspective. This approach is reflected in a post-graduate master's programme, professional programmes and through quality research and publications. It is reinforced by a unique bibliographical project, the Muslim Civilisations Abstracts.