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This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation.

Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317153092

Category: History

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This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Such an analysis takes to task claims that the 'West' has a uniquely democratic history and a responsibility to spread democracy across the world. It also reveals that Iraq has a democratic history all of its own, from ancient Middle Eastern assemblies and classical Islamic theology and philosophy, through to the myriad political parties, newspapers and protest movements of more recent times. This book argues that the democratic history of Iraq could serve as a powerful political and discursive tool where the Iraqi people may come to feel a sense of ownership over democracy and take pride in endorsing it. This could go a long way towards mitigating the current conflicts across the nation and in stabilizing and legitimating its troubled democracy. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and referring to some of the most influential critical theorists to question ideological assumptions about democracy and its history, this book is useful to those interested in political and legal history, human rights and democracy.
2016-05-13 By Benjamin Isakhan

This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation.

Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409401758

Category: History

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This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and referring to some of the most influential critical theorists to question ideological assumptions about democracy and its history, this book is useful to those interested in political and legal history, human rights and democracy.

The Future of Iraq explains why this is far from the worst outcome. This book should reshape the debate about what to do in Iraq.

Author: Liam Anderson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466886742

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Reordering Iraq is the lynchpin of America's successful involvement in the Middle East. The challenge may be impossible. The Future of Iraq provides a primer on the history and political dynamics of this pivotal state divided by ethnic, religious, and political antagonisms, and provocatively argues that the least discussed future of Iraq might be the best: Managed partition. Anderson and Stansfield incisively analyze the dilemmas of American policy. They suggest that even a significant American presence will not stabilize Iraq because it is an artificial state and its people have never shared a common identity. In addition the legacy of tyrannical rule and the primacy of political violence is eroded social bonds and entrenched tribal allegiances, fallow ground for democracy. They provide the basic information and the provocative analysis crucial to informed debate and decision.
2014-12-09 By Liam Anderson

Author: Eric Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754078863283

Category: Democracy

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2005 By Eric Davis

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: South East Europe, Balkans, grade: 1,3, University of Kassel, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The 21st century saw the ...

Author: Dingha Ngoh Fobete

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640114290

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: South East Europe, Balkans, grade: 1,3, University of Kassel, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: The fight for democracy is a global syndrome. The paper explores the possibilities for Iraq to witness democracy by highlighting the US actions in the fight for democracy., abstract: The 21st century saw the wind of democratization which has manifested itself in many countries by the holding of multiparty elections for the first time. In some parts of the world, however, there have been clear reversals for democracy as well as dramatic and massive violations of human rights. Nevertheless democracy remains a universally valid system of governance; one which needs to be backed up by constitutionally guaranteed rights. The promotion of genuine democracy and respect for human rights is not only a moral imperative; it is also the determining factor in building sustainable human development and lasting peace. Actions in support of democracy include; the right to participate in the establishment of governments through free and fair elections, make contribution to peace, security and the prevention of conflicts. The focus of this paper shall be on Iraq and its objective is, "Can Democracy Be Achieved"? The suggested forms of post-Saddam Iraqi government can take would be similar to that of Afghanistan under Karzai. A consocialtional oligarchy theoretically will bring together leading figures from all the major ethnic, religious, tribal, geographic and functional groupings. It might not be a Pluralistic in a strict sense, but it includes all members from all works of life of the Iraqi society. It would represent its key elements, and the members could be expected to protect the most basic interests of their coreligionists and ethnic kin. Whether or not these groups truly represented the interests and aspirations of the Iraqi people would be largely irrelevant (By
2008-08 By Dingha Ngoh Fobete

This is the first major study of the alternatives confronting Iraq as it seeks to rebuild its vital oil industry while simultaneously constructing a new political system.

Author: Robert Springborg

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863568879

Category: Business & Economics

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This is the first major study of the alternatives confronting Iraq as it seeks to rebuild its vital oil industry while simultaneously constructing a new political system. A key challenge facing the country is to allocate the revenues oil generates in a way that avoids economic and social instability. Reviewing the present status of the industry, the authors - including Clement Henry, Massoud Karshenas, Roger Owen, Mona Said and John Sfakianakis - use comparative analysis to suggest how it might best be rebuilt. Oil and Democracy in Iraq is an important and timely assessment of Iraq's oil industry. 'Springborg's observations help understand the current stalemate in (or failure) to define the legal and administrative setting needed to undertake a real reconstruction of the national oil industry.' Maritza Cricorian, Istituto Affari Internazionali 'This book is exemplary, setting forth clear alternatives, as well as cautionary tales from the experiences of other states, and indeed of Iraq itself in an earlier incarnation.' Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African Studies
2012-07-15 By Robert Springborg

This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement.

Author: David Ghanim Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398025

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement.
2011-09-12 By David Ghanim Ph.D.

Author: Yash P. Ghai

Publisher: Minority Rights Group Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015052313940

Category: Democracy

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2003 By Yash P. Ghai

This is compounded by serious mistakes such as de-Ba’athification and the disbanding of the Iraqi army and security apparatuses which caused a security vacuum the US forces were not able to fill.

Author: Hamid Alkifaey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429808197

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The Failure of Democracy in Iraq studies democratization in post-2003 Iraq, which has so far failed, due mainly to cultural and religious reasons. There are other factors, such as the legacy of the dictatorial regime, exclusionary policies, the problem of stateness, interference by regional powers, the rentier economy and sectarianism, that have impeded democracy and contributed to its failure, but the employment of religion in politics was the most to blame. The establishment of stable democratic institutions continues to elude Iraq, 15 years after toppling the dictatorship. The post-2003 Iraq could not completely eradicate the long historical tradition of despotic governance due to deep-seated religious beliefs and tribal values, along with widening societal ethno-sectarian rifts which precluded the negotiation of firm and stable elite settlements and pacts across communal lines. The book examines how the fear in neighbouring countries of a region-wide domino effect of the Iraq democratization process caused them to adopt interventionist policies towards Iraq that helped to stunt the development of democracy. The lack of commitment by the initiator of the democratic process, the United States, undermined the prospects of democratic consolidation. This is compounded by serious mistakes such as de-Ba’athification and the disbanding of the Iraqi army and security apparatuses which caused a security vacuum the US forces were not able to fill. The Failure of Democracy in Iraq is a key resource for all students and academics interested in democracy, Islam and Middle East Studies.
2019-01-16 By Hamid Alkifaey

Author: Democratic Principles Working Group

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:62382618

Category: Democracy

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Topics such as the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and the question of whether democracy can be encouraged in the Middle East are looked at carefully.

Author: ʻAlī Pāyā

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415582285

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Topics such as the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and the question of whether democracy can be encouraged in the Middle East are looked at carefully. Contributors evaluate the circumstances under which democracy can be imposed by outside force, and ask what forces are driving the confrontation between the West and Islam, before looking at how this confrontation is likely to develop. --
2011 By ʻAlī Pāyā

I employ a case study approach of Iraq by first looking at the region's history. I then analyze the works of leading experts of democracy in divided society theory to develop a democratic framework for Iraq.

Author: Tristam E. Niederer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:298982284

Category: Democracy

Page: 180

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This thesis evaluates democracy in Iraq and determines if the current institutions are fostering democracy. When the institutions in place are not fostering democracy, I evaluate why they are not and how they could promote democracy. I employ a case study approach of Iraq by first looking at the region's history. I then analyze the works of leading experts of democracy in divided society theory to develop a democratic framework for Iraq. Finally, I focus on the Iraqi government's institutions and the Iraqi Constitution to evaluate their effectiveness. The purpose of this thesis is two-fold. First, as a deeply divided society, the lessons learned in Iraq are valuable for other democracies emerging in divided societies. The framework for democracy in divided societies that I developed may be applicable in other countries. Secondly I show how Iraq's past history of authoritarian rule followed by rebellion and chaos and the eventual emergence of a dictator that can be avoided through a framework for democracy in its divided society. In the democratic framework I developed, I determined that autonomy/federalism, power sharing, proportionality and minority rights are important criteria for a divided society to maintain democracy. Based on these criteria I conclude that with its current Constitution and formal institutions Iraq is heading in the wrong direction for creating a stable democracy.

This book is the first full-length study of women's political representation in Iraq.

Author: Huda Al-Tamimi

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 0755641221

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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As the post-invasion reconstruction of Iraq has unfolded, the potential for Iraqi women to participate actively and visibly in the country's political structure has been one of its most notable results. The 2005 Constitution required that no less than 25% of seats in the Iraqi Parliament be filled by women. Yet despite subsequent parliamentary statistics suggesting great strides for female political participation, there has been a resounding silence on the wider implications of this quota for women in Iraqi political life. This book is the first full-length study of women's political representation in Iraq. Based on interviews with politicians and substantial media analysis, Huda Al-Tamimi outlines the political, sectarian and cultural constraints facing female Members of Parliament, and the ways in which individual women and women's organizations are actively challenging barriers to their political influence. The book is a vital contribution to discussions concerning the success and limitations of gender quotas in the Middle East. It also offers new and critical perspectives on the evolution of Iraqi politics, a subject that remains of high priority for a region and international community interested in the nation's reconstruction.
2020-11-26 By Huda Al-Tamimi

The Iraq War and Democratic Politics contains the work of leading scholars concerned with the political implications of the Iraq War and its relationship to and significance for democracy.

Author: Alex Danchev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134265688

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Iraq War and Democratic Politics contains the work of leading scholars concerned with the political implications of the Iraq War and its relationship to and significance for democracy. The book shuns simplistic analysis and provides a nuanced and critical overview of this key moment in global politics. Subjects covered include: * the underlying moral and political issues raised by the war * US foreign policy and the Middle East * the fundamental dilemmas and contradictions of democratic intervention * how the war was perceived in the UK, EU and US * the challenges of creating democracy inside Iraq * the influential role of NGOs * the legitimacy of the war within international law * the relationship between democratic government and intelligence.
2004-11-10 By Alex Danchev

In this volume, contributors offer the first comprehensive overview of regionalism as a political force in Iraq.

Author: Reidar Visser

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074080998

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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The fall of Saddam Hussein's regime may have marked a watershed moment in Iraqi history, but to the majority of Iraq's eighteen governorates, the most dramatic shifts in power have yet to occur. In 2008, federal entities will begin to form in south Kurdistan, triggering a series of fundamental changes in Iraq's state structure. This open-ended process is poorly understood in the West, with many believing that federalization will lead to the creation of three large regions based on Iraq's dominant ethno-religious communities: Shiite Arabs, the Sunni Arabs, and the Kurds. However, if the Iraqi constitution is upheld, such an outcome is actually quite unlikely. According to the Iraqi charter, ethnicity does not play a role in the delineation of Iraq's federal map. Instead, regions geographically defined by the conversion or amalgamation of existing governorates will form the building blocks of the new Iraq. In this volume, contributors offer the first comprehensive overview of regionalism as a political force in Iraq. Their essays present a richly detailed yet cogent analysis of the political and geographical challenges Iraq will face in the upcoming decade. Contributors: Hashem Ahmadzadeh (University of Exeter); Liam Anderson (Wright State University); James Denselow (King's College); Fanar Haddad (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Alastair Northedge (Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne)); Sajjad Rizvi (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Richard Schofield (King's College); Gareth Stansfield (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Reidar Visser (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs); Ronen Zeidel (University of Haifa)
2008 By Reidar Visser

In this book, Stansfield explores the development of the Kurdish political system since 1991.

Author: Gareth R. V. Stansfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134414161

Category: History

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The Iraqi Kurds have enjoyed de facto statehood in the north of Iraq for over a decade but Intra-Kurdish fighting, military incursions by Turkey and Iran and the constant threat posed by Saddam Hussein have plagued this 'democratic experiment'. In this book, Stansfield explores the development of the Kurdish political system since 1991. He examines the difficult and often violent relations between the two dominant powers, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and their relationship with the Kurdish Regional Government in order to understand the current state of Iraqi Kurdish politics and the operation of the state. This topical in-depth study identifies the main dynamics of Iraqi Kurdish politics, analyzes the record and potential of the 'Kurdish democratic experiment', and identifies the present and future Kurdish leaders.
2003-08-29 By Gareth R. V. Stansfield

Author: Demetrios Caraley

Publisher: Academy of Political Science

ISBN: 1884853048

Category: Intervention (International Law)

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422333112

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The majority of Iraqi respondents viewed democracy as highly favorable for Iraq, however, did not believe that it could be imposed by any external force including the U.S., and insisted that an Iraqi democracy must be consistent with Iraqi ...

Author: Sidialicherif Cherif

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:607080437

Category: Democracy

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The central objective of this research was to determine if a U.S. style democracy is compatible with a predominantly Muslim society given the cultural, social, and religious differences that may exist between the two cultures. Scholars have argued that no one democracy can be applied to different countries, yet many Muslims now living in the U.S., originally from Iraq and beyond, believe that a U.S. style democratic system would benefit their native countries. Since Iraqis living in the U.S. are in a unique position to understand the cultures of both Iraq and the U.S., an ethnographic research method was used to examine their views regarding the implementation of a U.S. style democracy in Iraq. Structured questions addressing social beliefs, cultural differences and democratic governance were presented to 80 Iraqis living near the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area via surveys and face-to-face interviews. ... The majority of Iraqi respondents viewed democracy as highly favorable for Iraq, however, did not believe that it could be imposed by any external force including the U.S., and insisted that an Iraqi democracy must be consistent with Iraqi culture and Islam. This research offers those interested in social change an opportunity to improve the human condition in predominantly Muslim countries like Iraq by providing additional knowledge of how to best promote more effective governance through an understanding of how democracy is encapsulated by history, cultural tradition and Islam.

Author: Richard Soares

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ISBN: 189724200X

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2005-12-12 By Richard Soares

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