Isakhan,B 2015, Iraq. In Isakhan,B and Stockwell,S (ed), The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy: from pre-history to future possibilities, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp.407-417.

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Title Iraq
Author(s) Isakhan,BORCID iD for Isakhan,B
Title of book The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy: from pre-history to future possibilities
Editor(s) Isakhan,BORCID iD for Isakhan,B
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 34
Total chapters 43
Start page 407
End page 417
Total pages 10
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Place of Publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Summary This chapter seeks to document some of the more significant democratic developments that have occurred in Iraq since 2003 including: the complex array of political parties that (re)emerged in the wake of the former regime; the series of nation-wide elections that have occurred since 2005; and the role of various Iraqi media outlets and protest movements in agitating towards greater inclusion, diversity and debate. However, this chapter also documents some of the alarming counter-democratic developments that have occurred, particularly the rise of ethno-religious sectarian politics and violence and the increasingly authoritarian nature of certain elements of Iraq’s political elite. The chapter concludes by noting that Iraqi democracy is increasingly precarious and it faces its greatest challenge in renewed violence, rising authoritarianisms and the end to the US occupation.
ISBN 9781474400145
Language eng
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
Socio Economic Objective 940201 Civics and Citizenship
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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