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

Prof Robert Olson
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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
Stream: Political Science, Politics, Globalisation, Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Prof Robert Olson

History Department, University of Kentucky

I teach the history and politics of the Middle East with a specialization in the politics of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Kurds. I am espcially interested in the affects of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq on the growth of Kurdish nationalsim in these four countries and the effects of its grow on these countries domestic politics.

Ref: H06P0344