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The Struggle for Iraq's Future - How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R531
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The Struggle for Iraq's Future - How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy (Hardcover): Zaid...

The Struggle for Iraq's Future - How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy (Hardcover)

Zaid Al-Ali

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An unbarred account of life in post-occupation Iraq and an assessment of the nation's prospects for the future Many Westerners have offered interpretations of Iraq's nation-building progress in the wake of the 2003 war and the eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country, but little has been written by Iraqis themselves. This forthright book fills in the gap. Zaid Al-Ali, an Iraqi lawyer with direct ties to the people of his homeland, to government circles, and to the international community, provides a uniquely insightful and up-to-date view of Iraq's people, their government, and the extent of their nation's worsening problems. The true picture is discouraging: murderous bombings, ever-increasing sectarianism, and pervasive government corruption have combined to prevent progress on such crucial issues as security, healthcare, and power availability. Al-Ali contends that the ill-planned U.S. intervention destroyed the Iraqi state, creating a black hole which corrupt and incompetent members of the elite have made their own. And yet, despite all efforts to divide them, Iraqis retain a strong sense of national identity, Al-Ali maintains. He reevaluates Iraq's relationship with itself, discusses the inspiration provided by the events of the Arab Spring, and redefines Iraq's most important struggle to regain its viability as a nation.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2014
First published: February 2014
Authors: Zaid Al-Ali
Dimensions: 238 x 163 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-18726-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > General
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > General
LSN: 0-300-18726-2
Barcode: 9780300187267

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