The Consequences of Forced State Failure in Iraq

Author
Andrew Flibbert
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
128
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
ANDREW FLIBBERT discusses the Iraq war and its aftermath. He argues that most of the pathologies in Iraqi political life since 2003, from sectarian mobilization to insurgent violence, are best understood as consequences of forced state failure. He contends that the war should not be viewed as badly conducted so much as badly conceived, claiming that the same ideas that led to the war also determined the shape of the peace in subsequent years.
Political Geography
Iraq