IDENTITY CRISIS IN CONTEMPORARY IRAQ: SEARCHING CAUSES AND FIELDS

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Associate Professor; International Relations, Department of Political Sciences, University of Isfahan

2 PhD Student;Political Science Department, University of Baqir al - olum

Abstract

Some of the states particularly in the Third World are facing with a problem of the failure of their collective identity in the political realm. Indeed, there is no common sense between the members of these states in order to identify their government from others. The failure of collective identity is quiet important which is regarded as a significant factor for creating crisis for such governments. Iraq is one of the countries that from 1921 have been faced such with problem. Political and social realities have led this country to the way that from Monarchic to dictatorship government and even in the nowadays democratic system still Bagdad is facing with this obstacle. The questing is that what are main factors which have caused the identity crisis in Iraq particularly after 2003.This paper has attempted to answer this question.

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  • Receive Date: 06 February 2012
  • Revise Date: 25 September 2013
  • Accept Date: 17 June 2012
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2013