Item description for Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq by Reidar Visser...
Is Iraq "artificial", on the verge of disintegrating? All too often, the answers to this question ignore Iraq's own history. In fact, the literature on indigenous attempts at dismembering Iraq is surprisingly patchy, especially with regard to the oil-rich south.
This book presents, for the first time, an actual case of southern Iraqi separatism: a daring bid to turn Basra into a pro-British mercantile mini-state. The study uncovers the dynamics and limits of southern separatism, casts new light on the victory of Iraqi nationalism in the south and discusses the challenges of post-2003 regionalism in a federal Iraq.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.14 lbs.
Release Date Dec 2, 2007
Publisher Lit Verlag
ISBN 3825887995 ISBN13 9783825887995
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More About Reidar Visser
Reidar Visser is a research fellow specializing in Iraqi politics at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo. He is the author of "Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq,"
Gareth Stansfield is reader in Middle Eastern politics at the University of Exeter and the author of several books, including "Iraq: People, History, Politics,"