Compliance and Resistance in Iraq under Saddam Hussein

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Von KleinSmid Center (VKC)
3518 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Because collecting information in a non-democratic setting can be so challenging, relatively little scholarship has sought to explain the mechanics of authoritarian control in the world’s most repressive regimes. Determining the specificities of everyday political life in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq became possible when more than 10 million internal security force and Bath party documents were recovered after the overthrow of Hussein’s regime in 2003. Prof. Lisa Blaydes’ project provides empirical evidence about the types of resistance and compliance that took place during the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

Campus

University Park Campus

Website

https://dornsifecms.usc.edu/political...

Department

Political Science

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