Accession Number:

ADA224269

Title:

Area Handbook Series: Iraq: A Country Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

323.0

Abstract:

This study is an attempt to treat in a concise and objective manner the dominant social, political, economic, and military aspects of contemporary Iraqi society. Sources of information included scholarly journals and monographs, official reports of governments and international organizations, newspapers, and numerous periodicals. Unfortunately there was a dearth of information from official Iraqi sources, as well as lack of sociological data resulting from field work by scholars in Iraq in the 1980s. Partial Contents Historical Setting Geography and Population The economy-- Growth and structure of the economy The role of government Banking and finance The oil sector Industrialization Agriculture Transportation Foreign trade Government and politics National security -- The Iran-Iraq War Armed forces and society and Internal Security. Keywords Ethnic minoritiesreligion Area handbooks Foreign governmentpolicy Foreign military forces. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE