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.