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Federalism to Hypercentralization: Decentralization in Syrian Constitutions in their Historical Context
Decentralization and local governance are essential elements in any modern constitution, and all of Syria's constitutions dealt with them in a manner that varied according to the political, economic, and social conditions that accompanied the writing process. Researchers will present the most important Syrian constitutional experiences from the 1920 draft constitution to the 2012 constitution, and how these constitutions dealt with the issue of decentralization, investigating the political, social, and economic motives that led to the chosen approach, focusing on the three dimensions of decentralization: political, administrative and economic, trying to lay a scientific basis for decentralization Syria's future constitution.
This event comes in the context of launching a research paper that researchers have published "Federalism to Hypercentralization: Decentralization in Syrian Constitutions in their Historical Context".

Speakers:

Dr. Rim Turkmani: the Principal Investigator of the “Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab World” programme and the research director of the Conflict Research Programme – Syria Team at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Dr. Zedoun Azoubi: a Syrian researcher and expert in governance and local administration.
Mazen Gharibah: a Syrian researcher at the Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab World programme and Conflict Research Programme at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

May 20, 2022 05:00 PM in London

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