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Visser, Reidar

Overview
Works: 18 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 521 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Reidar Visser
An Iraq of its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy?( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basra, the failed Gulf state : separatism and nationalism in southern Iraq by Reidar Visser( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Iraq "artificial", on the verge of disintegrating? All too often, the answers to this question ignore Iraq's own history. In fact, the literature on indigenous attempts at dismembering Iraq is surprisingly patchy, especially with regard to the oil-rich south." "This book presents, for the first time, an actual case of southern Iraqi separatism: a daring bid to turn Basra into a pro-British mercantile mini-state. The study uncovers the dynamics and limits of southern separatism, casts new light on the victory of Iraqi nationalism in the south and discusses the challenges of post-2003 regionalism in a federal Iraq."--Jacket
A responsible end? : the United States and the Iraqi transition, 2005-2010 by Reidar Visser( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British policy and inter-sectarian relations in Iraq, 1914-1926 : a preliminary study based on documents of the British government by Reidar Visser( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Baṣrah wa-ḥulm al-jumhūrīyah al-Khalījiyah : ḥudūd al-infiṣālīyah al-janūbīyah wa-manābiʻ al-waṭanīyah al-ʻIrāqīyah by Reidar Visser( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Iraq and its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Majid defections, the Sunni community and regime stability in Iraq by Reidar Visser( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failed gulf state : competing visions for the future of Basra, 1921-1929 by Reidar Visser( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regime stability in Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia since the Gulf War by Reidar Visser( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis in Northern Iraq, August 1996 by Reidar Visser( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity, Federalism and the Idea of Sectarian Citizenship in Iraq : a Critique by Reidar Visser( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shi'ah al-Iraq : judhur al-harakah al-fidaraliyyah by Reidar Visser( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historical Myths of a Divided Iraq by Reidar Visser( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Volatile landscape : Iraq and its insurgent movements( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shi'i separatism in Iraq : internet reverie or real constitutional challenge? by Reidar Visser( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iran's role in post-occupation Iraq : enemy, good neighbor, or overlord? by Reidar Visser( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this report, a synthesis of two positions is offered. On the one hand, the Iraqi identity of the Shiites living in the country seems firmly established at the popular level. Historically, the Shiites of Iraq have always shied away from all kinds of schemes that would create a sectarian enclave south of Baghdad or unite the Shiite portions of the country with Iran, and the spectacular failure of the scheme to create a federal Shiite entity in post-2003 Iraq (which was tentatively launched in the summer of 2005) seems to attest to the endurance of an 'Iraq first' attitude among the Shiite population. However, on the other hand, the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 set in motion a formidable process of upheaval and such tremendous pressures from the outside that internal Shiite elite politics in Iraq changed beyond recognition and shifted away from its historical trajectory. Above all, the particular choice of Shiite partners by the Bush administration (as well as by the two biggest Kurdish parties) gave a minority of pro-Iranian Shiites within the wider and mostly Iraq-oriented United Iraqi Alliance a disproportionately strong position in Iraq from 2003 onward, and led to a situation in which Iraqi Shiite leaders no longer can be viewed realistically as a bulwark against Iranian expansionism
Melting pot of the Gulf? : cosmopolitanism and its limits in the experience of Basra's british community, 1890-1940 by Reidar Visser( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basra crude : the great game of Iraq's "Southern" oil by Reidar Visser( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an online 2007 report on the oil situation in Iraq. It explains that most of Iraq's oil is found in Basra and how it represents an intense battle for control between competing political currents within Iraq's Shiite community. The paper considers the effect of the Samarra bombing in 2006 and predicts how the main battle will turn out between the Basra regionalists and the Iraqi nationalists
 
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An Iraq of its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy?
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Basra, the failed Gulf state : separatism and nationalism in southern IraqA responsible end? : the United States and the Iraqi transition, 2005-2010An Iraq and its regions : cornerstones of a federal democracy
Alternative Names
Reidar Visser norwegischer Historiker und Nahostexperte

Рейдар Виссер

Languages
English (50)

Arabic (4)