First Published in 1982, Iraq: The Contemporary State presents insights into the political, social, and economic developments in Iraq. The author argues that Iraq, is a country which the outside world will need increasingly to understand for the stability of the wider Gulf region. Unlike most Arab oil-producing states, moreover, Iraq has substantial agricultural and hydrocarbon resources. This book covers themes like class determination and state formation in Iraq; developments in the Kurdish Issue; emancipation of Iraqi women; eradication of illiteracy; economic relations between Iraq and other Arab Gulf states; Iraqi oil policy between 1961-1976; and western, Soviet and Egyptian influences on Iraq’s development planning. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of international relations, West Asian studies, Middle East studies, and international politics.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures Preface 1. Introduction Tim Niblock 2. Iraq: The Fertile Crescent Dimension H.G. Balfour- Paul 3. State Power and Economic Structure: Class Determination and State Formation in Contemporary Iraq Joe Stork 4. Recent Developments in the Kurdish Issue Sa’ad Jawad 5. Saddam Hussain’s Political Thinking: The Comparison with Nasser Peter Mansfield 6. The Emancipation of Iraqi Women Amal al-Sharqi 7. Revolution within the Revolution? Women and the State in Iraq Amal Rassam 8. The Eradication of Illiteracy in Iraq Alya Sousa 9. United States – Iraq Relations: A Spring Thaw? Barry Rubin 10. Iraqi Polices towards the Arab States of the Gulf, 1958-1981 Tim Niblock 11. Economic Relations between Iraq and Other Arab Gulf States Naomi Sakr 12. Iraqi Oil Policy: 1961-1976 Paul Stevens 13. Problems of Rural Development in an Oil-Rich Economy: Iraq 1958-1975 Robin Theobald and Sa’ad Jawad 14. Western, Soviet and Egyptian Influences on Iraq’s Development Planning Rodney Wilson 15. The Challenge of Human Resources Development in Iraq J.S. Birks and C. Sinclair 16. Industrial Development and the Decision-making Process John Townsend List of Contributors Index