The Problem of Belonging and National Identity in Societies of Diversity (The Case of Iraq))


Abstract: The post-2003 phase removed the cover for what had historically been in Iraqi society, whether recent from it or the mediat, and through this displacement all the accumulations that were coexisting with the souls and minds of Iraqis, under the influence of power, dictatorship and jus cogens, to find the opportunity and it came, to express all the components Some people saw in this change a social reorganization and its structure of political organization, and the removal of the deep distortions that had struck the foundations of the social hierarchy for centuries ago, while others found them as keys to rusty closures, and here is the opportunity to assert the national self, through barricades that were woven Even with different external forces, everyone draws from the available opportunity to affirm their existence by eroding their sub-identity, to linking them to similar identities even outside the homeland, which made the national affiliation weak in the face of cross-border affiliations.