Tribes and conflict management in Iraq

Hassin, Ahmed 2013, Tribes and conflict management in Iraq, in Proceedings of the Communication and Conflict 3rd Global Conference 2013,, Oxford, England, pp. 1-13.

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Title Tribes and conflict management in Iraq
Author(s) Hassin, Ahmed
Conference name Communication and Conflict 3rd Global Conference (2013 : Oxford, England)
Conference location Oxford, England
Conference dates 5-7 Sept. 2013
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Communication and Conflict 3rd Global Conference 2013
Editor(s) unknown
Publication date 2013
Conference series Communication and Conflict Global Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, England
Keyword(s) Iraq
conflict management
disciplinary power
Summary Since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, this country has witnessed an unprecedented sectarian atmosphere. The newly installed political system by the US has institutionalised the ethno-sectarian nature of the political “democratic” scene and the influx of al-Qaida and other militia were exacerbating the violent context. The post- invasion formed State apparatus has been crippled and not been capable of taking control, enforcing law, restoring order and establishing sustainable reconciliation. Within this context, tribes have emerged as a powerful disciplinary social structure that is capable of conflict management and national reconciliation. Based on empirical data collected from Iraq, this paper discusses the roles of Iraqi tribes in peaceful reconciliation processes. It further engages with the tribal discourses and communication methods used in this process to contribute to bringing stability to the country. Tribes have applied different modes of communications and methods of conflict management at different individual, communal and national levels.
Language eng
Field of Research 200299 - Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
169999 - Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940106 - Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
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