Rebuilding Economics and the Stabilization of Iraq: Introduction

by Alfio Cerami REV: 12/12/2017 This blog project sets the framework for a new approach to economic development and reconstruction -rebuilding economics -, taking as a case study Iraq. It calls attention to the necessity of establishing synergies between economics, political science, sociology and cultural anthropology.  Close to security objectives, it emphasized the need,  of …

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List of References Iraq

  Acemoglu, D. and Robinson, J. (2012) Why Nations Fail: Historical Origins of Poverty, New York: Crown Publishing Group. Al-Jazeera (2014) 'Infographic: Iraq's electoral system', Document available online at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/04/infographic-iraq-electoral-system-201442983631669587.html. Almond, G. A. and Verba, S. (1963) The Civic Culture. Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, London: SAGE Publications. Almukhtar, S. (19 May 2015) …

Social Change in Iraq

  As discussed by Wolchik and Curry (2015) in their volume on the Eastern European transition to democracy, social aspects of transformation with associated social pathologies are an important part of system change, often poisoning the political discussions of a country. Social aspects and social pathologies include alcoholism, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, violence in the home, …