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, …

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Economic Changes in Iraq

  In 2003, as a result of the US intervention against the Saddam regime, real GDP growth collapsed by 40 percent, increasing, from that time, at rate of 6-8 percent per year. This early trend has, however, witnessed a drastic reduction during the economic crisis of 2008-9 and the drop in oil prices in 2009 …

Rebuilding Economics

by Alfio Cerami REV: 12/12/2017   Introduction Rebuilding economics is concerned with all those interventions that aim at the reconstruction, stabilization and consolidation of countries affected by war, disaster or, more generally, by state fragility. Its key characteristic is an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to economic development and human security (see Burgess et al. 2007). …