The Business of War: Workers, Warriors and Hostages in Occupied Iraq

1st Edition

James A. Tyner

Routledge
Published November 29, 2017
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9780815397533 - CAT# K344757

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Summary

Since the cessation of major combat operations in Iraq, approximately 120 people - either contract workers or private soldiers - have been abducted, with one-third being executed. The largest contingent of these workers has been provided by the Philippines. Through a specific, though not exclusive, focus on the Philippines connection, this book considers the myriad ways in which transnational labour migration intersects with the occupation of Iraq. Also examining the role of the USA in the Middle East, the book places the war on terror within the practices of neoliberalism, but also links this with migration issues and argues that it is all part of a larger 'business' of conflict.

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