- Title Pages
- Chapter One Introduction
- Chapter Two Consolidating the Monarchical State, 1921–1936
- Chapter Three Framing Democracy with a Certain Indifference, 1921–1936
- Chapter Four The Uncertain Nation, 1921–1936
- Chapter Five Turbulence in Governance, 1936–1958
- Chapter Six Potholes in the Democratic Road, 1936–1958
- Chapter Seven Nationalism and the Ethnosectarian Divide, 1936–1958
- Chapter Eight The Monarchy’s Political System, 1921–1958
- Chapter Nine The Authoritarian Republic, 1958–1968
- Chapter Ten The State Rules without Rules, 1968–2003
- Chapter Eleven Politics in the New Era, 2003–
- Chapter Twelve W(h)ither Iraq?
- Afterword to the 2013 Edition
- Princeton University Press
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