Space for Political and Economic Reform in Iraq (Forcing the Inside and Controversy Outside)

Abstract

Writing about the conditions of Iraq is now easy, but its difficulty lies in the interpretation, for those who find in it prejudice to his interests, whether they are personal, component and even partisan. A difficulty exists for those who probe the depths of these conditions due to their complexities, in addition to the mysteries, methods, plans, and excessive subjectivity that embraces among their conventions, and adopts a ready-made recipe for stigmatizing others with their patriotism, belonging and even their professionalism. These concerns were the same that accompanied those who tried to take risks in researching the problems and conditions of Iraq and the recklessness of its authority during the previous regime. What distinguishes the situation in Iraq is that there is a discrepancy between the prevailing discourse and what is existing on the ground, as the lack of trust between the political parties besides the relentless pursuit between everyone on sharing power, influence, benefits, and the advantages of power, and rooting (oil rent) into (rentier sites) and positions, leading to the spread of a new rentier culture through counting some, State institutions are nothing but fiefs of parties holding power as a natural result of post-occupation conditions. And the absence of the state of institutions and the state of citizenship are the features that make the political-economic painting appear.