Iraq

  • Permalink Monument in Chibasyish, Iraq bearing the images of various Shi'a leaders, 2016. © David StanleyGallery

    Ontologies of Sectarian Identity: The Many Layers of Sunni–Shi’a Relations

Ontologies of Sectarian Identity: The Many Layers of Sunni–Shi’a Relations

by Fanar Haddad 
This memo was presented at a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 29 June 2018 looking at the comparative politics of sub-state identity in the Middle East.

For the past 15 years or so, the question of sub-state identities in the Middle East (and particularly in the Mashriq) has been disproportionately associated with the Sunni–Shi’a […]

Tracing the Rise of Sectarianism in Iraq after 2003

by Toby Dodge
This memo was presented at a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 29 June 2018 looking at the comparative politics of sub-state identity in the Middle East.

Principle Visions in Iraq

Deploying a ‘Bourdieusian’ approach to explaining the rise of sectarianism within Iraq’s political field after 2003 involves identifying and explaining the rise to dominance of sub-state communalist […]

  • Permalink Supporters of Muqtada Sadr celebrate after Fatah's win during the 2018 elections, Baghdad. © Zoheir Seidanloo, Fars News.Gallery

    Pierre Bourdieu and Explanations of Sectarian Mobilisation in Iraq and the Wider Middle East

Pierre Bourdieu and Explanations of Sectarian Mobilisation in Iraq and the Wider Middle East

by Toby Dodge
This memo was presented at a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 29 June 2018 looking at the comparative politics of sub-state identity in the Middle East.

If the study of sectarian mobilisation is both driven and constrained by the polarisation of rationalist individualism and collective structuralism, then applying insights from Pierre Bourdieu’s work may well help […]

  • Martyr's Square protest
    Permalink Sign protesting sectarian divide, reading 'United towards a bright future', Martyrs' Square, Beirut, Lebanon. © Petteri Sulonen, 2005.Gallery

    Seeking to Explain Sectarian Mobilisation in the Middle East

Seeking to Explain Sectarian Mobilisation in the Middle East

by Toby Dodge
This memo was presented at a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 29 June 2018 looking at the comparative politics of sub-state identity in the Middle East.

It is always a good idea to start any discussion of sectarianism with a clear working definition. Sectarianism is the reification of religious distinctions, in this case between Sunni and […]

  • Permalink An Iraqi woman from Mosul carries her son at the Garmava transit camp, located near a checkpoint on the road between Mosul and Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: UNHCR/S. BaldwinGallery

    Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

by Güley Bor

The self-declared Islamic State (“IS”) has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against Yazidis, Shi’i Turkmens, and Christians, among other minorities in Iraq. It is estimated that since 2014, IS kidnapped 6,800 Yazidi, 600 Shi’i Turkmen, and 220 Assyrian Christian women and girls, most of whom were forced into sexual slavery. The majority of abductees […]

September 4th, 2018|Iraq, Research|0 Comments|

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