Benjamin Isakhan's Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics, Discourse PDF

By Benjamin Isakhan

This publication proposes an important reassessment of the historical past of Iraq, documenting democratic stories from old Mesopotamia via to the united states career. Such an research takes to job claims that the 'West' has a uniquely democratic background and a accountability to unfold democracy the world over. It additionally finds that Iraq has a democratic historical past all of its personal, from old heart jap assemblies and classical Islamic theology and philosophy, via to the myriad political events, newspapers and protest hobbies of more moderen instances. This publication argues that the democratic heritage of Iraq may function a robust political and discursive device the place the Iraqi humans might come to suppose a feeling of possession over democracy and show pride in endorsing it. this would cross far in the direction of mitigating the present conflicts around the state and in stabilizing and legitimating its stricken democracy. Taking an interdisciplinary process and concerning the most influential serious theorists to query ideological assumptions approximately democracy and its background, this ebook turns out to be useful to these drawn to political and criminal historical past, human rights and democracy.

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