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From despotism to democracy : reporting Iraq's January 2005 election in the Australian and Middle Eastern print media

@inproceedings{Isakhan2005FromDT,
  title={From despotism to democracy : reporting Iraq's January 2005 election in the Australian and Middle Eastern print media},
  author={B. Isakhan},
  year={2005}
}
It is only in recent times that the magnitude of Ancient Mesopotamia’s contribution to language, agriculture, modern thought and urbane society has begun to be understood. Most relevant to this study is the governance of Mesopotamia’s early city-states by a political system that Jacobsen has termed ‘Primitive Democracy’ where “…ultimate political power rested with a general assembly of all adult freemen” (Jacobsen, 1977; 128). Yet, despite this, the coverage of Iraq in the Western media since… Expand
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