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Higher Education in Iraq under Attack

Attacks on Education
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Hester Luna Paanakker
University of Amstrdam
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Paanakker_Higher_Education_Under_Attack_Iraq_2009_ENG 612 KB Download


Higher Education in Iraq under Attack: An explorative study on the political violence against academics and the higher education system in the conflict in Iraq, attempts to make a contribution to theory and practice by respectively shedding some light on the precise relationship between education and conflict and how political violence fits into this, and on the scale, nature and dynamics of political violence against Iraqi academics. This seminal Master thesis is also highly relevant from a practical and humanitarian point of view, for it is of the utmost importance that the political violence against academics in Iraq and its relation to education and conflict is made more insightful so it can be more adequately addressed and solutions can be identified to tackle the problem.