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On the Virtues of Inconclusiveness. The Egyptian Constitution of 2014


Even a cursory look at the text of the 2014 Egyptian constitution shows that it left many matters for the legislators to decide, including state/Islam relations, military trials of civilians, and the independence of the Constitutional Court. While the pros and cons of the text are widely discussed, what of its inconclusiveness? This may prove less harmful than expected.

Paper produced within the framework of the IAI-GMF strategic partnership. Presented at the IAI seminar on "Dopo il referendum: la Costituzione egiziana del 2014", Rome, 21 January 2014.

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