The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 13
Page No. 3385 - 3390

Distribution of Powers Between Federal and Local Governments in Iraq

Authors : Esraa Mahmood Badr Alsamee, Harlida Abdul Wahab and Yuhanif Yusof

Abstract: The distribution of powers between the federal government and local governments forms one of the most important characteristics of the federal system compared with other systems. Distribution process of powers has a great importance in ensuring the achievement of equality and parity among the constituent units of the federal state according to the constitution. This current paper highlights the distribution of powers in a federal system in Iraq under the constitution of 2005, accompanied by deficiencies in the constitutional provisions. After the fall of political regime in 2003, Iraq adopted federalism under the constitution of 2005. However, there are problems in the distribution of powers under this constitution such as lack of clarity and overlap in powers. The data had been collected through secondary sources, examining the contribution of the scholars in this field had been attained. A conclusion and implications of the study are presented accordingly.

How to cite this article:

Esraa Mahmood Badr Alsamee, Harlida Abdul Wahab and Yuhanif Yusof, 2016. Distribution of Powers Between Federal and Local Governments in Iraq. The Social Sciences, 11: 3385-3390.

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