Reading Polanyi in Erbil: understanding socio-political factors in the development of IraqiKurdistan

Robert Smith

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Abstract

The Kurdistan Regional Government emerges out of the chaos of post-Saddam Iraq as a rare positive, providing both political stability and economic growth.However, the outward display masks a more complex domestic settlement where the trappings of the free market coexist with political parties who are significant economic actors. How can this model of development in Iraqi Kurdistan be explained? Turning to the writings of political economist Karl Polanyi, does his thinking on relations between society and economy offer away to unpack the development? And what does this analysis tell us of prospects for Iraqi Kurdistan?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1057
Number of pages13
JournalGlobalizations
Volume15
Issue number7
Early online date3 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Globalizations, on 03/08/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14747731.2018.1498178

Keywords

  • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Kurdistan
  • Polanyi
  • Iraq
  • Kurdish Regional Government

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