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The Search for National Identity, 1st Edition

By Liora Lukitz


256 pages

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Paperback: 9780714641287
pub: 1995-04-01
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The 1990-1991 crisis in the Middle East and the disturbances that followed, threw the deep-seated divisions within the Iraqi population into focus. This book examines the complexities of the internal cultural, political and religious conflict within the modern state of Iraq.

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American Foreign Policy Interests, Oct 97

"Lior Lukitz"s thoroughly researched study of political dynamics in Iraq helps in clarifying the conundrum of Saddam"s survival."

Parameters, Summer 1997

"Certainly there is no better case study of the effects of ethnicity in the Middle East than that of Iraq … Liora Lukitz has chronicled the failed attempts at national intefration that were so dramatically illustrated at conclusion of the Gulf War."

Middle East Policy Vol 4, No 4, 1996

"Rich with lively examples, this book is a good piece of scholarship. While not everyone might agree with its conclusions, it is a creditable effort to give Iraqi history a somewhat different interpretation.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies