Emeritus Professor in the School of Politics and Sociology at the Universtiy of London, Birkbeck
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The basic cause of the current troubles in Iraq is the discontent and disillusion of the bulk of the population. One year after the occupation and the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime the great majority of Iraqis are worse off. Poverty, insecurity, shaky infrastructure, and, above all, unemployment have increased massively. Here is a population which always looked to the government for provision of jobs and basic subsistence. However bad and oppressive the government; it always responded to these needs."
"Understanding the Insurgencies in Iraq," openDemocracy.net, Mar. 16, 2004
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Emeritus Professor, School of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck, University of London
Teaches Political Sociology and Religion, Culture and Politics on the MSc/MRes degrees, and the Formation of Modern Societies, and Magic, Science and Religion to undergraduates at Birkbeck, University of London
Professeur Invite, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 2003
Visting Hauser Global Professor of Law, The Law School, New York University, 2006