About Mishana Hosseinioun

Mishana Hosseinioun is a scholar of the middle east at Oxford University, where in 2013 she completed a DPhil thesis on "The Globalisation of Universal Human Rights and the Middle East"

Articles by Mishana Hosseinioun

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The middle east: a long-term view

The Arab world's problems of conflict and misrule are deeply rooted in the region's history. But its awakened peoples' demands for accountable government and a new social contract offer hope, say Foulath Hadid (1937-2012) & Mishana Hosseinioun.

A few days after this article was completed, its co-author - the respected Iraqi-born scholar and honorary fellow at St Antony's College Oxford, Foulath Hadid - died on 29 September 2012. The article is published here to honour his memory.

The middle-east path: towards awakening

The democratic mobilisations in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere are lighting a beacon across the middle east and north Africa. The way ahead lies through peaceful protest against extremism and authoritarianism, say Foulath Hadid & Mishana Hosseinioun.

The middle east: the question of freedom

The much-recycled image of a region inhospitable to peace, human dignity and freedom has damaging effects in practice, say Foulath Hadid & Mishana Hosseinioun. 
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