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The failure of peacebuilding in Iraq: the role of consociationalism and political settlements

Dodge, Toby ORCID: 0000-0003-1262-4921 (2020) The failure of peacebuilding in Iraq: the role of consociationalism and political settlements. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. ISSN 1750-2977

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Identification Number: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1850036

Abstract

This article argues that an informal consociational elite bargain was placed at the centre of post-invasion attempts at transition and peacebuilding in Iraq. It is this informal consociationalism that undermined the coherence of the state and delegitimized the political system. The article critically examines the consociational and political settlement literature. It concludes that Pierre Bourdieu's approach to competition in the political field can be used to create an analytical framework that identifies the weaknesses in both tranches of literature and explain how the application of a consociational political settlement destabilized Iraq.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/risb20/current
Additional Information: © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 11:39
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103805

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