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Socioeconomic rights of refugees in times of crisis: the case of Palestinians in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (2010)

This paper is a contribution to discussions on the possible impact of global crises, especially the current financial crisis, on the economic and social rights of Palestinian refugees in host Arab countries. This paper will be limited to discussing the case of Palestinian refugees in Arab states that host the majority of Palestinian refugees1 (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria) Continue reading Socioeconomic rights of refugees in times of crisis: the case of Palestinians in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (2010)

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From Constitutions to Constitutionalism: An Opportunity for Arab States, Not a Paradox (2010)

The paradox of modern constitutionalism resides in having two imperatives, apparently irreconcilable, i.e. a governmental power generated from the ‘consent of the people’ and, in order to be sustained and effective, that power must be divided, constrained and exercised through distinctive institutional forms This paradox reflects the dilemma arising from the dialectical interaction between constituent power and constitutional form. Continue reading From Constitutions to Constitutionalism: An Opportunity for Arab States, Not a Paradox (2010)

From Constitutions to Constitutionalism in Arab States: Beyond Paradox to Opportunity (2010)

AbstractIn this paper, I suggest that we consider constitutionalism as an opportunity for contemporary Arab states. I begin by arguing that modern constitutionalism at its core involves the idea of government limited by a concern to restrict states’ margins of … Continue reading From Constitutions to Constitutionalism in Arab States: Beyond Paradox to Opportunity (2010)