From Desolation to Reconstruction

Iraqs Troubled Journey
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 20. Mai 2010
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 258 Seiten
978-1-55458-229-7 (ISBN)
Iraq's streets are unsafe, its people tormented, and its identity as a state challenged from within and without. For some, Iraq is synonymous with internal hatred, bloodshed, and sectarianism. The contributors to this book, however, know another Iraq: a country that was once full of hope and achievement and that boasted one of the most educated workforces in its region--a cosmopolitan secular society with a great tradition of artisans, poets, and intellectuals. The memory of that Iraq inspired the editors of this volume to explore Iraq's current struggle. The contributors delve into the issues and concerns of building a viable Iraqi state and recognize the challenges in bringing domestic reconciliation and normalcy to Iraqis. From Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq's Troubled Journey examines Iraq's reality after the 2003 US-led invasion. It begins by relating Iraq's modern social and political history prior to the invasion and then outlines the significant challenges of democratization and the creation of an Iraqi constitution, which will be necessary for Iraq to become a strong and effective state. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Höhe: 228 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 330 gr
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Mokhtar Lamani is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), specializing in international affairs and conflict resolution. He is the former Special Representative of the Arab League in Iraq and Ambassador of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the UN. His most recent publications include the CIGI Special Report: Minorities in Iraq: The Other Victims (2009). An assistant professor at the University of Waterloo and Senior Fellow at CIGI, Bessma Momani specializes in Middle East economic liberalization and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the author of two books: Twentieth Century World History: A Canadian Perspective and IMFaEgyptian Negotiations . She has also written many scholarly articles in political and economic journals.
Introduction; Iraq Under Siege: Politics, Society & Economy, 1990-2003; Inching Forward: Iraqi Federalism at Year Four; The Struggle for Autonomy & Decentralization: Iraqi Kurdistan; Armed Forces Based in Iraqi Kurdistan: A Lens to Understand the Post-Saddam Era; The Extinction of Iraqi Minorities: Challenge or Catastrophe?; Iraq's Economy & Its Brain Drain after the 2003 Invasion; IRFFI: A Multi-Donor Initiative; Iraq's Tangled Web of Debt Restructuring; The Iraq War & (Non)Democratization in the Arab World; Debating the Issues: A Roundtable Report; Reinventing Iraq: Binding the Wounds, Reconstructing a Nation; Index.
This collection is an informative and timely set of essays concerning political developments in Iraq since the 2003 US invasion.... Several bases are covered in an eclectic group of essays that cohere very well, and deal with many permutations of postconflict politics, including the politics of state building, the Kurdish and other minority populations, and the political economy and development of the nation. Each of the chapters is readable and succinct.... This book is an effective aid for courses at any level on the history and politics of Iraq in the post-2003 era. Summing up: Highly recommended.''--P. Rowe "Choice, March 2011 "

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