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The 'Americanization' of democratic theory: some lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan

Maley, William

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During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the United States found itself heavily involved in efforts to build democracy in two states in which US forces had been deployed to overthrow unappetizing regimes, namely the Taliban in Afghanistan and the regime headed by Saddam Hussein in Iraq. At one level, the exercise might have seemed relatively straightforward. In both countries, ordinary people had suffered at the hands of rulers whose aspirations were brutally totalitarian, even if �...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20761
Book Title: American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East
DOI: 10.4324/9780203074916

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