on the political scene. We trace the roots of his ascent and foreground the strategies he has used to accumulate authority in his person. The article analyses Muqtada’s response to the wave of popular protests that swept Southern Iraq in 2019, observing a shift from initial support to open confrontation with the demonstrators. We argue that this shift threatens his status because it undermines his most important power resource: the ability to lead the street.
- Published year: 2021
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- Page count: 18
- Language: English
- Journal: Third World Thematics
- URL 1: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23802014.2021.1956367
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