By Khalil Osman
This booklet hyperlinks sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the trendy countryside to solve tensions among sectarian identities and ideas of unified statehood and uniform citizenry.
After a theoretical excursus that recasts the proposal of primordial id as a socially built fact, the writer units out to provide an explanation for the patience of sectarian affiliations in Iraq due to the fact that its production following the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. regardless of the adoption of homogenizing nation guidelines, the asymmetric sectarian composition of the ruling elites nurtured emotions of political exclusion between marginalized sectarian teams, the Shicites prior to 2003 and the Sunnis within the post-2003 interval. The ebook then examines how communal discourses within the academic curriculum provoked masked varieties of resistance that sharpened sectarian cognizance. Tracing how the anti-Persian streak within the nation-state’s Pan-Arab ideology, which camouflaged anti-Shicism, undermined Iraq’s nationwide integration venture, Sectarianism in Iraq delves into the country’s slide from a totalizing Pan-Arab ideology within the pre-2003 interval towards the atomistic impulse of the federalist debate within the post-2003 period.
Employing wide fieldwork, this e-book sheds mild at the dynamics of political lifestyles in post-Saddam Iraq and is key interpreting for Iraqi and heart East experts, in addition to these attracted to realizing the present heightening of sectarian Sunni-Shicite tensions within the heart East.
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Sectarianism in Iraq: The Making of State and Nation Since 1920 (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government) by Khalil Osman