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The failure of economic reform in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (1921–2015) : the vicious circle of uncivic traditions, resource curse, and centralization

Noori, Nyaz Najmalddin (2016) In British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies p.1-20
Abstract

This study sheds light on the causes of failure of economic reform in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). It argues that the success of economic reform largely relies on the choices available for ruling authorities as well as their willingness to share power with the people and with each other. Since the birth of the Iraqi state and the KRI the interaction of uncivic traditions, rent seeking, and centralization has been the main cause hindering economic reforms that are desired to sustain development. To investigate, the study provides a comprehensive account of the failure of the region’s past and present economic policies and the sociopolitical structure that supported it.

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1353-0194
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10.1080/13530194.2016.1225258
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  author       = {Noori, Nyaz Najmalddin},
  issn         = {1353-0194},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  pages        = {1--20},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  title        = {The failure of economic reform in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (1921–2015) : the vicious circle of uncivic traditions, resource curse, and centralization},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2016.1225258},
  year         = {2016},
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