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Prologue: Constitutional Debates in the Arab Spring

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 August 2020

The events which would later became known as the Arab Spring raised many hopes in the Arab and in the outside world, hopes for democracy, rule of law, and a greater respect for dignity, liberty and equality. The debates on the construction of a new political order following the overthrow of the old regimes crystallized many of the hopes concerning the concepts of equal citizenship, personal dignity, governmental accountability, and rule of law.1 While a form of general agreement about the bases on which the new constitutional order was to be built thus existed...
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