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Devolution of power or decentralisation of oppression in Syria?

Turkmani, Rim (2019) Devolution of power or decentralisation of oppression in Syria? Conflict Research Programme Blog (15 May 2019). Blog Entry.

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The non-paper presented in early 2018 by the Syria Small Group (which includes Britain, France, Germany, Jordan, the USA and Saudi Arabia) proposed that the Syrian parliament should consist of two houses. The second house is envisaged to be constructed and constituted upon regional representation “in order to affect the decision making in the central government”. It also discusses the balance of regional interests, and providing clear authorities and guidelines to regional governments according to the principles of decentralisation. In another recent paper by the same group entitled “Principles for a resolution of the Syria conflict,” it is proposed that “Authority should be explicitly devolved and decentralized, including on a regional basis”. Currently there is only one house in Syria, the People’s Assembly.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:36
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 23:27

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