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Toby Dodge

Centre Director

Professor Toby Dodge is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, a Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE, and a Senior Consulting Fellow for the Middle East, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. 

Contact Details

Email: b.t.dodge@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6176

Research Interests

Professor Dodge's research concentrates on the evolution of the post colonial state in the international system. The main focus of this work on the developing world is the state in the Middle East, specifically Iraq:

  • The shift from the colonial to the post colonial with the birth and evolution of the state in Iraq.
  • The use of coercive diplomacy in the post cold war world.
  • How the application of sanctions on Iraq transformed the state, society and the economy.
  • The Bush doctrine, the reordering of international relations and intervention in 'rogue' states.
  • The causes and consequences of regime change in Iraq.
  • The descent of Iraq into civil war.
  • The development of American Counter insurgency doctrine and its application to Iraq.


Books and research monographs

Edited volumes

  • Globalisation and the Middle East, Islam, Economics, Culture and Politics(edited with Richard Higgott) (London and Washington: Royal Institute for International Affairs and the Brookings Institution, 2002), pp. 1-208

Refereed journal articles

  • ‘Intervention and dreams of exogenous statebuilding; the application of Liberal Peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq’, accepted for publication in The Review of International Studies, (August, 2013)
  • ‘Enemy images, coercive socio-engineering and civil war in Iraq’, International Peacekeeping, Vol. 19, No. 4 (August, 2012), pp. 461-477
Other selected publications