In March 2012, Constitutional Transitions held a symposium on the constitutional reformation of the Middle East and North Africa region in the wake of the Arab Spring. The papers presented at the symposium are collected in a special edition of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON):
- “Constitutional transitions in the Middle East: Introduction” by Sujit Choudhry
- “Designing Islamic constitutions: Past trends and options for a democratic future” by Clark B. Lombardi
- “Judicial institutions, the legitimacy of Islamic state law and democratic transition in Egypt: Can a shift toward a common law model of adjudication improve the prospects of a successful democratic transition?” by Mohammad Fadel
- “Courts and constitutional transition: Lessons from the Turkish case” by Aslı Bâli
- “Between text and context: Turkey’s tradition of authoritarian constitutionalism” by Turkuler Isiksel
- “The Turkish “model” of civil–military relations” by Ozan O. Varol
For more information and videos from the 2012 symposium, click here.