Nairn's "Uneven Development", David's "Omnibalancing", and Ehteshami and Hinnebusch's "Middle Level Powers": An Explaniton of Capitalism, Nationalism and State Formation in Iraq since the Iraqi War
Robert Olson, "Nairn's "Uneven Development"; David's "Omnibalancing"; and Hinnesbush's "Middle Level Powers": An Explanation of Capitalism, Nationalism and State Formation since the Iraqi War. I use the above concepts to explain the growth of Kurdish nationalism and state formation in Iraq since the US invasion of that country in March 2003. I focus in particular why Turkey acquiesced to these developments, since the curtailing or crushing of Kurdish nationalsim was a mainstay of Turkish foreign and domestic policies since the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Keywords: omnibalancing, middle level powers, uneven deleopment
Prof Robert Olson
History Department, University of Kentucky