Iraqi Values and Beliefs

Mansoor Moaddel, P.I.

This developmental idealism project is a component of a larger project on Iraqi attitudes by Dr. Mansoor Moaddel. The project has administered two surveys to the Iraqi general population: the first in 2004 and the second in 2006. The survey questionnaire addressed a variety of issues, including attitudes about developmental idealism, attitudes toward important sociopolitical, gender, and religious issues; attitudes toward religious fundamentalism and political violence; and the respondents' backgrounds and social attributes. Future analyses will focus on understanding possible determinants for the endorsement and rejection of various western values. Potential determinants include attitudes toward democracy, love as the basis for marriage, privatization, and individual responsibility, media exposure, fatalistic attitudes, and demographic attributes.

Project Documentation:

Event

Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan