The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq

A yellow sign marking the site of a new market being constructed in Samawah, Iraq.

A construction sign identifies the site of a new market in Samawah, Iraq. (Image courtesy of Thomas Hartwell, USAID.)


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Spring 2005



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This course is being offered in conjunction with the colloquium The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq, which is sponsored by MIT’s Center for International Studies and Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Fundamentally, the course focuses on contemporary post-conflict countries (or in-conflict countries) and the role of planning and reconstruction in building nations, mitigating conflicts, reshaping the social, spatial, geopolitical, and political life, and determining the country’s future.

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Yosef Jabareen. 11.948 The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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