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Doing democracy in difficult times: oil unions and the Maliki Government

Isakhan,B 2015, Doing democracy in difficult times: oil unions and the Maliki Government. In Isakhan, B (ed), The legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the ‘Islamic State’, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp.125-137.

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Title Doing democracy in difficult times: oil unions and the Maliki Government
Author(s) Isakhan,B
Title of book The legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the ‘Islamic State’
Editor(s) Isakhan, B
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 14
Start page 125
End page 137
Total pages 13
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Place of Publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Keyword(s) Iraq
Maliki
Democracy
Unions
Civil Society
Protests
Summary This chapter focuses on the specific case of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), Iraq’s largest and most powerful independent workers’ union. Leaving aside IFOU’s resistance of foreign occupation and its fight against privatisation, this chapter focuses on the tensions between IFOU and the Maliki government and examines the extent to which IFOU has served as a bulwark against the state’s rising authoritarianism. The chapter begins with a brief history of Iraqi trade unions under the Baathist regime and concludes by arguing that examples of civil society movements such as IFOU are perhaps Iraq’sonly real hope for genuine democratisation.
ISBN 9780748696161
Language eng
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
Socio Economic Objective 940201 Civics and Citizenship
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072640

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