Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Withering Iraq: A case-study of the history of state failure in Iraq under a constructivist lens
by Jones, Ian A., M.A., Webster University, 2016, 71; 10587521
Abstract (Summary)

The popular coined term "state failure," has been used in a variety of ways to explain states that may have not lived up to the Western model of statehood. Many theorists have concluded a variety of reasons for this occurrence, but have usually looked at it through one lens and failed to acknowledge others. This paper proposes that one lens is sufficient in analyzing state failure, that of constructivism. Iraq is a country frequently considered synonymous with state failure. This paper analyzes the history of Iraq based on constructivist ideas of identity and institutions to explain state failure and determine solutions that could benefit the state.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodarzi, Jubin
School: Webster University
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle Eastern Studies, International Relations
Keywords: Authoritarianism, Constructivistism, Identity, Institutions, Iraq, Policy
Publication Number: 10587521
ISBN: 978-1-369-68293-9
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