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Book Review: The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid Al-Ali

Kaya, Zeynep (2014) Book Review: The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid Al-Ali. LSE Review of Books (05 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In this book Zaid al-Ali sets out why and how the post-occupation Iraqi government has failed to achieve legitimacy or improve its citizens’ lives, covering how corruption has prevented aid and oil income making a difference to security, healthcare and power. Vivid descriptions of the extent of violence and low quality of life that became part of everyday life in Iraq are remarkable and give the reader a much closer understanding of what Iraqis, especially in Baghdad, have been going through, writes Zeynep Kaya.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/about-lser...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2015 13:29
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63366

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