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The Iraq Papers will be the most comprehensive and best-organized document collection of America's misadventure in Iraq. The editors have organized the book around the concept of pre-emption, a policy that represented a significant break with past American foreign policy. The editors locate the intellectual origins of pre-emption in neoconservative writings from the early 1990s, and then trace how the logic of pre-emption played out across a number of arenas in the first decade of the twenty first century: the war itself, America's relationship with its allies and the UN, its dealings with Iraqi society and successive Iraqi governments after 2003, and domestic policy in the Bush-era United States. They close with a chapter on the limits of American policy as it moves into the Obama era. There are eleven chapters in total, and ten will feature a representative selection of the most important documents relating to the origins of the war-including prominent writings by early neoconservative advocates for invasion-and the war's impact on Iraq, America, and the world.
Covering more than a decade, The Iraq Papers will be a definitive source for anyone interested in understanding this enormously complicated and difficult conflict.
John Ehrenberg is the author of such books as Servants of Wealth and Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea, winner of the Michael Harrington Prize. J. Patrice McSherry's books include Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America (winner of a Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title of 2006) and Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina. Both
are Professors of Political Science at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. Jose Ramon Sanchez is the author of Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States and is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University, where Caroleen Marji Sayej is Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2010
Edited by J.Patrice McSherry
Edited by John Ehrenberg
Edited by Jose Ramon Sanchez
Country of Publication
Oxford University Press
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