The Role Of The War Economy In Social Mobility: A Sociological Study Of The Iraqi Situation After 2003


  • Hussam al Deen Abdul Ameer Shalash ,Yasmin Hikmat Salman Shafi ,Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahlam Ahmed Juma


Economy, Class positions and Social positions, Internal conflicts


The war economy is one of the issues affecting Iraq at the level of society and the state, as Iraq has passed through a long period of more than four decades of war that had a major role in restructuring and reforming Iraqi society more than once. Society and individuals and their class positions and social positions, and this is what this study studied by asking about the extent of the impact of the war economy in Iraq on the class positions of society, and how it contributed to the formation of layers and the dismantling of other, and the most prominent results of the study are: 1. The war and conflicts in Iraq led to a wide class movement affected by demographic change (displacement, deaths, etc.) and economic change (military spending and economic losses for the population affected by conflicts and war. 2. The rentier economy pattern in Iraq acted as an incentive for armed groups to continue the conflict in order to achieve their interests. 3. The state's economic policy to adapt to the war (austerity and raising the exchange rate) had a direct impact on the impoverishment of other classes and the enrichment of others. 4. The natural form of internal conflicts produces groups and groups that take advantage of the war to achieve their interests, which has resulted in new economic and social networks in Iraq. 5. The new social and class movement formed an ascent of the lumpy groups, which explains the reason for the continuing conflicts in Iraq. 6. The social movement caused by the war led to the dismantling of the system of social and value standards in Iraq as a result of the disintegration of the networks of social and economic relations.