Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      919110 International and other extra-territorial public administration
      928120 International Affairs
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    • Abstract:
      This article contrasts the movements for democracy in Iran and Iraq. On the surface, anyway, they look like nice little vignettes in democracy: the sit-in in mullah-controlled Iran, and the election demands in bloodied Iraq that have sent Washington running to the UN for help. Iran's democracy showdown seems straightforward: the aging conservative clerics who claim ultimate authority disenfranchised nearly 3,000 prospective reformers from running in next month's election, including 83 MPs who promptly holed up in the legislature in Tehran for a week-long prayerful sit-in seen around the world. Iraq, of course, is on a different road. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a revered Shia cleric whose almost every word can put thousands in the street, has again set the cat among the pigeons. His call for direct elections, instead of Washington's convoluted plan for regional groups to select a constitution-shaping government, has the U.S. asking the UN to mediate.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      326
    • ISSN:
      0024-9262
    • Accession Number:
      11994411
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    • ABNT:
      Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq. Maclean’s, [s. l.], v. 117, n. 4, p. 11, 2004. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq. Maclean’s. 2004;117(4):11. Accessed December 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411
    • APA:
      Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq. (2004). Maclean’s, 117(4), 11.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      “Democracy Showdowns in Iran and Iraq.” 2004. Maclean’s 117 (4): 11. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411.
    • Harvard:
      ‘Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq’ (2004) Maclean’s, 117(4), p. 11. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411 (Accessed: 5 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq’ 2004, Maclean’s, vol. 117, no. 4, p. 11, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “Democracy Showdowns in Iran and Iraq.” Maclean’s, vol. 117, no. 4, Jan. 2004, p. 11. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “Democracy Showdowns in Iran and Iraq.” Maclean’s 117, no. 4 (January 26, 2004): 11. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Democracy showdowns in Iran and Iraq. Maclean’s [Internet]. 2004 Jan 26 [cited 2020 Dec 5];117(4):11. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=11994411