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Oil Federalism in Iraq: Resource Curse, Patronage Networks and Stability. Case Studies of Baghdad, Kurdistan and the Advent of ISIS

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dc.contributor.advisor Shelley, Louise I.
dc.contributor.author Wahab, Bilal A.
dc.creator Wahab, Bilal A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:42:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:42:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9682
dc.description.abstract Petroleum wealth is the lifeblood of Iraq, with the potential to promote prosperity, or become a curse that destabilizes the country and interrupts its economic and political development. The management and sharing of petroleum wealth has been at the center of economic, political and security developments in Iraq since the country's invasion in 2003. This study analyzes Iraq's experiment with petrofederalism, the influence of different actors (e.g. international oil companies and ISIS), and the emergence of Iraqi Kurdistan as a petroregion. Using case study method, it demonstrates how patronage politics exacerbated resource curse in Iraq and resulted in instability.
dc.format.extent 329 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Bilal A. Wahab
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Political Science en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Iraq and Kurdistan en_US
dc.subject ISIS/ISIL en_US
dc.subject Patronage Networks en_US
dc.subject Petroleum Policy en_US
dc.subject Resource Curse en_US
dc.title Oil Federalism in Iraq: Resource Curse, Patronage Networks and Stability. Case Studies of Baghdad, Kurdistan and the Advent of ISIS
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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