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Pulling and Gouging: The Sadrist Line’s Adaptable and Evolving Repertoire of Contention

Doyle, Damian


The symbolic infiltration of Baghdad’s Green Zone by thousands of protesters in April 2016 was a peak moment in Iraq’s contentious politics and demonstrated the mobilising capacity of the Sadrist Line, the civil society constituency of the Sadrist network. The protesters’ grievances—poor government service delivery, corruption, insecurity, and the ethnosectarian quota system that is criticised for entrenching these problems—had been expressed through contentious action since 2003, yet the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: New Opposition in the Middle East
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-8821-6_3


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