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  • Author:
    Adeed Dawisha
  • ISBN:
    0691139571
  • ISBN13:
    978-0691139579
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    Princeton University Press (March 9, 2009)
  • Pages:
    392 pages
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    Humanities
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What Dawisha does well is explain why democracy failed in Iraq.

What Dawisha does well is explain why democracy failed in Iraq. The revolving door of the prime minister's office in the 1921-58 period, and the bizarre paradox of tolerant authoritarianism (elections were rigged, but political opposition leaders rarely faced a threat to their lives) during this period are explained well, and in a way that shows how the period paved the way for the nightmare that was to come.

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Dawisha's important book is recommended for anyone who is interested in the comprehensive view of Iraqi history or for anyone who . Pay close attention to the subtitle: "A Political History from Independence to Occupation.

Dawisha's important book is recommended for anyone who is interested in the comprehensive view of Iraqi history or for anyone who is interested in Middle Eastern affairs and history. -Michael Eppel, Historian. Adeed Dawisha has written a deeply informed study of the history of the Iraqi state.

Pay close attention to the subtitle: "A Political History from Independence to Occupation.

Home Browse Books Book details, Iraq: A Political History from Independence t. .Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation. Dawisha, who was born and raised in Iraq, gives rare insight into this culturally rich but chronically divided nation, drawing on a wealth of Arabic and Western sources to describe the fortunes and calamities of a state that was assembled by the British in the wake of World War I and which today faces what may be the most serious threat to survival. This book examines the political development of Iraq from the inception of the state in 1921 to the post-2003 years of political and societal turmoil.Democratic Attitudes and Practices in Iraq, 1921-1958 By Dawisha, Adeed The Middle East Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1, Winter 2005.

This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation

This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Such an analysis takes to task claims that the ‘West’ has a uniquely democratic history and a responsibility to spread democracy across the world.

Dawisha traces the history of the Iraqi state from its inception in 1921 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and up to the present day. He demonstrates how from the very beginning Iraq's ruling elites sought to unify this ethnically diverse and politically explosive society b. He demonstrates how from the very beginning Iraq's ruling elites sought to unify this ethnically diverse and politically explosive society by developing state governance, fostering democratic institutions, and forging a national identity.

Yet as Adeed Dawisha shows in this superb political history, the story of a fragile and socially fractured Iraq did not .

Yet as Adeed Dawisha shows in this superb political history, the story of a fragile and socially fractured Iraq did not begin with the invasion-it is as old as Iraq itself. Dawisha traces the history of the Iraqi state from its inception in 1921 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and up to the present day.

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Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Iraq : a political history from independence to occupation Adeed Dawisha. Book's title: Iraq : a political history from independence to occupation Adeed Dawisha. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008940035.

With each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that have impeded the creation of a viable state and the molding of a unified Iraqi identity. Yet as Adeed Dawisha shows in this superb political history, the story of a fragile and socially fractured Iraq did not begin with the invasion--it is as old as Iraq itself.

Dawisha traces the history of the Iraqi state from its inception in 1921 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and up to the present day. He demonstrates how from the very beginning Iraq's ruling elites sought to unify this ethnically diverse and politically explosive society by developing state governance, fostering democratic institutions, and forging a national identity. Dawisha, who was born and raised in Iraq, gives rare insight into this culturally rich but chronically divided nation, drawing on a wealth of Arabic and Western sources to describe the fortunes and calamities of a state that was assembled by the British in the wake of World War I and which today faces what may be the most serious threat to survival that it has ever known.

Iraq is required reading for anyone seeking to make sense of what's going on in Iraq today, and why it has been so difficult to create a viable government there.