New Books Catalogue Spring/Summer 2015New Books Catalogue Autumn/Winter 2014Anthropology Catalogue 2014Middle East Catalogue 2013

Plu Social

Blog Twitter Facebook


Signup now

Book of the Week

Zionism and its Discontents
As the UK parliament takes a symbolic vote to recognise a Palestinian state we consider the history of the anti-Zionist movement...
Competitions Jobs

Middle East Studies

Click to enlarge image

A significant contribution to the scholarly literatures on neoliberalism and ...

(David McNally, York University, author o)

Doran pulls no punches in revealing the abuses of corporate ...

(Professor Frank Stilwell, University of )

Doran's book provides a fresh and unconventional perspective on the ...

(Sharon Beder, author of Free Market Miss)

Making the World Safe for Capitalism
How Iraq Threatened the US Economic Empire and had to be Destroyed

Product Description

The Iraq war defined the first decade of the twenty-first century – leading to mass protests and raising profound questions about domestic politics and the use of military force. Yet most explanations of the war have a narrow focus either on political personalities or oil.

Christopher Doran provides a unique perspective, arguing that the drive to war came from the threat Iraq might pose to American economic hegemony if the UN sanctions regime was ended. Doran argues that this hegemony is rooted in third world debt and corporate market access. It was protection of these arrangements that motivated US action, not Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction or a simplistic desire to seize its oil.

This book will provide new insights on the war which still casts a shadow over global politics, and will have wide appeal to all those concerned about the Middle East, world peace and global development.

About The Author

Christopher Doran teaches in the department of labor studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the department of Political Sociology at Indiana University, Columbus. He is a long-time activist, teacher and writer. His research focuses on the relationship between corporations and democracy, in particular the legal right of corporations to influence political decision-making.

Additional Information

Making the World Safe for Capitalism is also available in ebook format from a number of retailers. Click the following links for more purchasing information:

Kindle (UK)
Kindle (US)

Click to browse contents