Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division? / Edition 2
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Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division? / Edition 2

by Liam Anderson, Gareth Stansfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403971447

ISBN-13: 9781403971449

Pub. Date: 09/17/2005

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Reordering Iraq is the lynchpin of America's successful involvement in the Middle East. The challenge may be impossible. The Future of Iraq provides a primer on the history and political dynamics of this pivotal state divided by ethnic, religious, and political antagonisms, and provocatively argues that the least discussed future of Iraq might be the

Overview

Reordering Iraq is the lynchpin of America's successful involvement in the Middle East. The challenge may be impossible. The Future of Iraq provides a primer on the history and political dynamics of this pivotal state divided by ethnic, religious, and political antagonisms, and provocatively argues that the least discussed future of Iraq might be the best: Managed partition.

Anderson and Stansfield incisively analyze the dilemmas of American policy. They suggest that even a significant American presence will not stabilize Iraq because it is an artificial state and its people have never shared a common identity. In addition the legacy of tyrannical rule and the primacy of political violence is eroded social bonds and entrenched tribal allegiances, fallow ground for democracy. They provide the basic information and the provocative analysis crucial to informed debate and decision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403971449
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/17/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Iraq 1920-1958: The Hashemite Monarchy
• Iraq 1958-1979: Revolution, Republic and Renaissance
• Iraq 1968-1988: From One-Party to One-Man Rule
• Iraq 1988-2003: Saddam's Survival
• Kurdish Nationalism in the Arab Nationalist State
• The Sunni Minority Rule
• The Disenfranchised Majority Shi'a
• Engineering a Future for Iraq
• Conclusion

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