State-Society Relations in Ba'thist Iraq: Facing Dictatorship

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book examines whether traditional paradigms of totalitarian rule can be applied to Ba'thist Iraq. As such it closely examines state-society relations and uncovers the nature of the regime and how Iraqis lived with it.

Table of Contents

Facing Dictatorship Comparative Perspectives Inventing or Recovering Public Opinion and Dissent in Ba"thist Iraq?
State-Society Relations in Liberal and Totalitarian Systems Research Strategy
The Rise and Fall of an Instant Power 1
Authoritarianism and Development: the 1970s 1
On the Way to Armageddon: Iraq in the 1980s The Shi"ite Factor War Against Kurds Costs of Militarism and War Invading Kuwait 1
Fragmentation vs. Centralisation: Governing Iraq, 1991-2003 War and Upr
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