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Iraq : a political history from independence to occupation
Acknowledgments ix CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1 CHAPTER TWO: Consolidating the Monarchical State, 1921-1936 8 CHAPTER THREE: Framing Democracy with a Certain Indifference, 1921-1936 40 CHAPTER FOUR:Expand
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The Prospects for Democracy in Iraq: challenges and opportunities
There are many challenges to the development of democracy in Iraq: the many decades of authoritarian rule; ethno-sectarian divisions; lack of security; and the hegemony of the state over the nationalExpand
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"Identity" and Political Survival in Saddam's Iraq
Because of Iraq's brittle national identity, the ruling elite have had countless opportunities to define and redefine the country's identity in accordance with their political interests. ParticularlyExpand
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Electoral Systems Today: Iraq’s Year of Voting Dangerously
Abstract:The year 2005 may prove to have been one of the most politically consequential in the modern history of Iraq. In the space of less than eleven months, the country held three elections. TheExpand
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Democratic Attitudes and Practices in Iraq, 1921-1958
The prevalent perception is that democracy is untenable in Iraq because, it is argued, the country has an authoritarian political culture and no history of democratic institutions. This articleExpand
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The New Iraq: Democratic Institutions and Performance
Abstract:The January 2005 election was a seminal event in contemporary Iraqi history, but laborious post-election negotiations dampened the initial euphoria. There were problems of process,Expand
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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair
CHAPTER ONE: Defining Arab Nationalism 1 CHAPTER TWO: Early Stirrings: The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 14 CHAPTER THREE: Sati' al-Husri's Theory of Arab Nationalism 49 CHAPTER FOUR: ArabExpand
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The Second Arab Awakening: Revolution, Democracy, and the Islamist Challenge from Tunis to Damascus
When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, in December 2010, sparking a wave of popular uprisings that would topple dictatorial regimes across North Africa and the MiddleExpand
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Iraq: Setbacks, Advances, Prospects
Since the destruction of the Saddam Hussein's totalitarian Ba'athist regime and the liberation of Iraq in the U.S.- and British-led Second Gulf War of spring 2003, the Coalition Provisional AuthorityExpand
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The Unraveling of Iraq: Ethnosectarian Preferences and State Performance in Historical Perspective
This article argues that the ethnosectarian chaos of today's Iraq is a consequence of state policies and capacity. The same ethnosectarian problems have existed since the birth of the Iraqi state inExpand
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