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Iraq Since 1958 is the definitive political history of modern Iraq from the
fall of the Hashemite monarchy until today. As the world prepares for war,
it provides a critical analysis of those issues that have dominated Iraqi
affairs over the last half-century and will continue to do so in the years
to come -- with or without Saddam Hussein. Iraq Since 1958 covers
everything fro
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 25th 2001 by I. B. Tauris (first published October 1987)
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Naeem
I read chapter 7, "Economy and Society since 1958," and chapter 8, "The War between Iraq and Iran."

Another text full of economic tables, numbers, percentages, etc. And the authors are telling a similar story: the relative irrelevance of the state control by various political parties within Iraq compared to the dominant role of the oil industry -- both inside and outside of Iraq.

The tone has a bit of a "dependency theory" feel (famous dependency theorists from Latin America are cited along the
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