Neoliberalism and the Killing for Profit in Iraq

Hamourtziadou, Lily and Gokay, Bulent (2020) Neoliberalism and the Killing for Profit in Iraq. Global research; Centre for Research on Globalisation.

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Abstract

The Coalition Provisional Authority ran the occupation regime during its first 14 months and directed the most extreme version of neoliberal restructuring put in practice ever in the world. The invasion in 2003 was supported by, among others, those who saw a great opportunity for Iraq to be ‘reconstructed’. While the invasion of Iraq was 16 years ago, the post-invasion war in Iraq continues to this day. Even the war’s quietest months have been punctuated by moments of mass horror, and barely a day has passed without reports of civilians being shot or blown up. Despite any number of official declarations, there has been no ‘turning point’ towards peace, no ‘mission accomplished’ for ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’.

Item Type: Article
Date: 4 January 2020
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
T600 Modern Middle Eastern studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Lily Hamourtziadou
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:48
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:48
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8688

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