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dc.contributor.advisor Bremer, Jennifer al-Kifaee, Fadel Reda Ali
dc.creator al-Kifaee, Fadel Reda Ali 2010-05-29T12:58:09Z 2010-05-29T12:58:09Z 2010 Spring 2010-05-29T12:58:09Z
dc.description.abstract The role of the Shi'i religious establishment in the Iraqi transition since 2003 has been the subject of considerable research. To have clearer insight, the present research places this topic within the context of two critical frameworks: the doctrinal and structural aspect of the jurist's guardianship and the religious-political potentials of the conflict between the Iranian walayat al-faqih and Ayatollah al-Sistani's neo-quietist approach. In addition, it sheds light on al-Sistani's influence over three areas: the constitution-making process, rule of law, and the issue of having clerics running in elections. The analysis presented in this paper examines how this Ayatollah's views could affect the ideology and practice of Iraqi Shi'i political movements regarding the role of religion in the state. It analyses the role of the religious networks in shaping the prospective outcomes of this hidden dispute between the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and the Shi'i supreme marja', Ali al-Sistani. en
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dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.P.P.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.title The role of the Hawza of Najaf and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in restructuring the Iraqi governance system in post-Baathist Iraq en
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dc.subject.discipline Public Policy and Administration en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en

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