The Dilemma of Social Order in Iraq

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Social disorder seems endemic in Iraq. Providing order in this turbulent country is of utmost priority, and many believe that the solution lies in the establishment of a centralized Iraqi state. Some analysts claim that an Iraqi federation would unravel: it would “result in mass population movements, collapse of the Iraqi security forces, strengthening of militias, ethnic cleansing, destabilization of neighboring states, or attempts by neighboring states to dominate Iraqi regions (Baker et al. 2006, 39).” Hence regional leaders should be induced to bolster an independent central government.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempe
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleWashington

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