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Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation-Building and a History Denied

Dodge, Toby

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ISBN 10: 0231131666 / ISBN 13: 9780231131667
Editorial: Columbia Univ Pr, Irvington, New York, U.S.A., 2003
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288pp/map. History of the formation of modern Iraq, Toby Dodge uncovers numerous troubling parallels between the policies of a declining British empire and those of the American government, which together form a cautionary tale. Light pencil underlining throughout. N° de ref. de la librería 006669

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Título: Inventing Iraq: The Failure of ...

Editorial: Columbia Univ Pr, Irvington, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+

Edición: First Edition

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Dodge analyzes what he describes as the failure of the British nation-building in the 1920s... [I]t is not out of place to point out one important implication of his account for the Anglo-American invasion and occupation. It is that there are longstanding limits to the use of high-tech weaponry and air power in effectively ruling a conquered population, even in the task of counterinsurgency. -- Juan Cole The Nation The best of the policy provocative studies is Toby Dodge's book,Inventing Iraq... Dodge argues that the creation of the state of Iraq under a mandate system represented a break with traditional territorial imperialism and signaled the beginning of the end of British international dominance. -- Judith S. Yaphe Middle East Journal Dodge examines contemporary and historical experiences from macro to micro perspectives... The parallels between current conditions in Iraq and those that shaped the interwar years provide valuable insight to a country whose troubles have origins in the flawed policies of an earlier era... Recommended. Choice Toby Dodge correctly depicts Iraq as a failed state arising from failed British policies and administrations early in the twentieth century...The audience for such commentary is wide. -- Roger Adelson American Historical Review For Dodge, the Americans running things in Baghdad have learned little from the British experience in Iraq. This book ought to be required reading for them. -- Mike Schuster NPR, "All Things Considered" As postwar Iraq struggles forward, Toby Dodge's book has many lessons. Inventing Iraq is primarily a cold-eye analysis of Britain's failures as an occupying power after the first world war... Dodge's book is a powerful warning to look at countries in their own cultural and historical context. -- Jonathan Steele The Guardian (UK) Toby Dodge of Britain's Warwick University-and author ofInventing Iraq, a superb recent book on the mandate-points out the ways in which coalition authorities today are making the same mistakes as the British did 80 years ago. -- Michael Elliott Time Magazine [Dodge] offers compelling analogies and pointed commentary on how the United States might still be able to avoid repetition of some of the U.K.'s more serious mistakes... Dodge recognizes that much of what is happening in Iraq today is the result of past events, and thus less amenable to after-the-fact corrective action. -- Edward L. Peck Middle East Policy Toby Dodge's Inventing Iray is an excellent title for the authoritative work... -- Roy M. Melbourne American Diplomacy Dodge builds a convincing case that, should the Americans continue with prescriptions that bear little relation to where Iraq is now, they risk...denying the Iraqi people "the chance at getting the better life they so richly deserve." -- Martin Bunton International Journal Inventing Iraq is a timely book with important implications for today's foreign policy and international development communities. -- Derick W. Brinkerhoff Public Administration It is a good book, and it is timely. International Journal of Middle East Studies

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