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Intervention, Ethnic Conflict and State-Building in Iraq

A Paradigm for the Post-Colonial State

By Michael Rear

Routledge – 2008 – 280 pages

Series: Studies in International Relations

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Description

External intervention by the U.N. and other actors in ethnic conflicts has interfered with the state-building process in post-colonial states. Rear examines the 1991 uprisings in Iraq and demonstrates how this intervention has contributed to the problems with democratization experienced in the post-Saddam era. This timely work will appeal to scholars of International Relations and Middle East studies, as well as those seeking greater insight into the current conflict in Iraq.

Contents

Part 1: Literature Review 1. Theories of Ethnic Identification and Conflict 2. Approaches to the State-Building Process 3. The Role of UN Peacekeeping in Ethnic Conflicts Part 2: Theory-Building 4. The State-Centric Model and its Critics 5. Ethnic Conflict and the State-Building Process: Toward an Integrated Theory for a Global, Post-Cold War Era 6. Globalization, the End of the Cold War, Increasing State Failure, and Ethnic Mobilization 7. Ethnic Conflict, State-Building, and UN Peacekeeping: An Integrated Theory for the Post-Cold War Era Part 3: Case Study 8. Patterns of State Formation in the Middle East and Western Europe: A Comparison 9. W(h)ither Iraq? The Impact of Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts upon the State-Building Process Part 4: Conclusion 10. Conclusion

Author Bio

Michael Rear is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Touro College and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hofstra University

Name: Intervention, Ethnic Conflict and State-Building in Iraq: A Paradigm for the Post-Colonial State (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael Rear. External intervention by the U.N. and other actors in ethnic conflicts has interfered with the state-building process in post-colonial states. Rear examines the 1991 uprisings in Iraq and demonstrates how this intervention has contributed to the problems...
Categories: Regionalism, Middle East Politics, Contemporary Conflict, Middle East Politics