Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics, Discourse by Dr Isakhan Benjamin

By Dr Isakhan Benjamin

This booklet proposes an important reassessment of the historical past of Iraq, documenting democratic reports from historical Mesopotamia via to the USA career. Such an research takes to activity claims that the 'West' has a uniquely democratic background and a accountability to unfold democracy the world over. It additionally unearths that Iraq has a democratic background all of its personal, from historical center jap assemblies and classical Islamic theology and philosophy, via to the myriad political events, newspapers and protest activities of more moderen instances. This ebook argues that the democratic background of Iraq may possibly function a robust political and discursive software the place the Iraqi humans may perhaps come to consider a feeling of possession over democracy and show pride in endorsing it. this is able to pass a ways in the direction of mitigating the present conflicts around the kingdom and in stabilizing and legitimating its democracy.

Taking an interdisciplinary technique and touching on probably the most influential severe theorists to question ideological assumptions approximately democracy and its historical past, this e-book comes in handy to these attracted to political and felony background, human rights and democracy.

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