This new volume provides a clear and comprehensive analysis of the economic and political developments in contemporary Iraq. Expert author, Toby Dodge, discusses the state's formation and political structures, the Ba'thist regime, economics, international relations and concludes with a discussion of Iraq's future prospects.
Toby Dodge is a Reader in International Politics at the Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick and an Associate Research Fellow at Royal Institute of International Affairs. His research has focused on the use of coercive diplomacy in the post-Cold War world and the transformation of Iraq under economic embargo, war and invasion.
1. Introduction: understanding state and society in Iraq 2. State Formation 3. Politics 4. Economics 5. International Relations 6. Conclusion.