Economic Consequences of Iraq ’s Draft Constitution
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The 1990s and early 21st century have witnessed increased interest in federalism as a viable system for conflict-prone societies, especially those in the developing world. Federalism has been promoted as an optimal arrangement for responding to ethnic diversity. Its main strengths lie in the fact that it grants internal self-determination to territorially concentrated groups; makes for institutional expression of pluralism; and enhances political participation, equality, accountability, and efficient and equitable provision of services.
Paper Prepared for the Colloquium on Iraq ’s Constitutional Process: “Iraq Making a State During Civil War, ” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington October 3, 2005