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The Resource The struggle for Iraq's future : how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy, Zaid Al-Ali

The struggle for Iraq's future : how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy, Zaid Al-Ali

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The struggle for Iraq's future : how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy
Title
The struggle for Iraq's future
Title remainder
how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy
Statement of responsibility
Zaid Al-Ali
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Al-Ali maintains that, despite all efforts to divide them, Iraqis retain a strong sense of national identity, 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
Cataloging source
NLE
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1977-
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Al-Ali, Zaid
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
DS79.769
LC item number
.A395 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iraq
  • Political corruption
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Politiska förhållanden
  • Irak
  • Economic history
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Iraq
  • Irak
Label
The struggle for Iraq's future : how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy, Zaid Al-Ali
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is to be done?
  • A legacy of oppression and violence
  • On the origins of Iraq's new political elites
  • Creating a new political order
  • A country back from the dead
  • Defective politics
  • A country left to languish
  • The ravages of corruption : the second insurgency
  • The third insurgency : environmental disaster
Control code
ocn870165147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780300187267
Lccn
2014381557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300187267
  • (OCoLC)870165147
Label
The struggle for Iraq's future : how corruption, incompetence and sectarianism have undermined democracy, Zaid Al-Ali
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is to be done?
  • A legacy of oppression and violence
  • On the origins of Iraq's new political elites
  • Creating a new political order
  • A country back from the dead
  • Defective politics
  • A country left to languish
  • The ravages of corruption : the second insurgency
  • The third insurgency : environmental disaster
Control code
ocn870165147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780300187267
Lccn
2014381557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300187267
  • (OCoLC)870165147

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