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Iraq : People, History, Politics (Paperback) (Gareth Stansfield)

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Few countries can claim to have endured such a difficult and tortuous history as that of Iraq. Its varied peoples have had to contend with externally imposed state-building at the end of the First World War, through to the rise of authoritarian military regimes, to the all-encompassing power of Saddam Hussein?s dictatorship. They have endured destructive wars, internationally-imposed sanctions, and a further bout of destabilizing regime change and subsequent state-building from 2003. The recent rise of the Islamic State, the consolidation of the Kurdistan Region, and the response of the Shi?i populace have brought the country to a de facto partition that may bring about Iraq?s final demise.

The second edition of Iraq: People, History, Politics provides a comprehensive analysis of the political, societal, and economic dynamics that have governed Iraq?s modern development. Situating recent events within a longer historical timeframe, this book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the deep histories that underpin the contemporary politics of this war-torn and troubled state.

Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Hot Spots in Global Politics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Gareth Stansfield
Language: English
Street Date: October 10, 2016
TCIN: 51739299
UPC: 9780745649306
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6404

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