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Title: The agrarian question in Iraq
Author: Mayer, Philip
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1944
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The first part of the thesis is concerned with questions arising from the dual society of "tribesmen and townsmen", as the distinction is often briefly but inaccurately described. Nearly two thirds of the rural population and more than half of the total population may be regarded as having their social centre of gravity still in some form or other of tribal organisation. 1. British policy towards the tribes, as it shaped at first after the occupation of the country during the last war, stood in contradiction to the axiom which had been common to all the changing patterns of Turkish tribal policy. Far from being intent on destroying tribalism, it favoured its preservation. But the experiment in indirect administration of tribal areas came to an end in 1920. In some districts conditions forbade its introduction, in others its introduction courted failure. With the establishment of the provisional Arab Government the emphasis shifted back towards the bureaucratic administration of tribal areas. With the assistance of the British Royal Air Force, the establishment of direct administration in the outlying districts proceeded steadily. After the release from the Mandate, the Iraqi army proved its ability to act efficiently in face of serious tribal opposition. The ascendancy of the central Government faces tribalism with difficult problems of re-adjustment.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Tribes--Iraq ; Nomads--Iraq ; Agriculture and state--Iraq ; Agriculture--Iraq ; Land reform--Iraq ; nomads ; Iraq ; agrarian ; tribes ; reform ; agriculture ; land ; state