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Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

Actors, Ideas, and Interests

Editors: Tugdar, Emel Elif, Al, Serhun (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the concept of state-building has acquired political, economic, and social dimensions
  • Examines demographic and related political questions, religious, cultural and ethnic matters, the role of language and the vital connection of Kurdistan to Turkey
  • Introduces scholars of Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies
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This edited volume introduces the political, social and economic intra-Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East by comparatively analyzing the main actors, their ideas, and political interests. As an ethnic group and a nation in the making, Kurds are not homogeneous and united but rather the Kurdish Middle East is home to various competing political groups, leaderships, ideologies, and interests. Although many existing studies focus on the Kurds and their relations with the nation-states that they populate, few studies analyze the Kurdish Middle East within its own debates, conflicts and interests from a comparative perspective across Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. This book analyzes the intra-Kurdish dynamics with historically-grounded, theoretically-informed, and conceptually-relevant scholarship that prioritizes comparative politics over international relations.  

About the authors

Emel Elif Tugdar is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan Hewler in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Her research agenda includes ethno-politics, human rights, politics of gender with a major focus on Middle East, specifically Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. 
Serhun Al is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. His research interests include politics of identity, ethnic conflict, security studies and social movements. His recent publications have appeared in journals such as Ethnopolitics, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Globalizations, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.  

Reviews

“The authors in this edited volume carefully and clearly peel back the myth of a single, homogenous Kurdistan and Kurdish nation. For readers interested in understanding the complexity of the Kurds and the Middle East in general, such a focus on intra-Kurdish actors, identities and politics proves invaluable. Readers should very much appreciate not only the clear language and objective approach of this text, but also the high relevance of the subject matter (given current events in the Middle East) and the theoretically grounded analyses of each of the book’s contributors. Kurdish and Middle East studies are lucky to have collections like this one being published.” (David Romano, Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics Missouri State University, Author, The Kurdish Nationalist Movement and co-editor, Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Iraqi Kurdistan’s Statehood Aspirations and Non-Kurdish Actors: The Case of the Turkomans

    Tugdar, Emel Elif

    Pages 3-25

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  • Kurdish Political Parties in Syria: Past Struggles and Future Expectations

    Halhalli, Bekir

    Pages 27-53

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  • Human Security Versus National Security: Kurds, Turkey and Syrian Rojava

    Al, Serhun

    Pages 57-83

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  • Kurdish Nationalist Organizations, Neighboring States, and “Ideological Distance”

    Michael Wuthrich, F.

    Pages 85-112

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  • Statehood, Autonomy, or Unitary Coexistence? A Comparative Analysis of How Kurdish Groups Approach the Idea of Self-Determination

    Çakmak, Cenap

    Pages 113-133

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53715-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53714-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East
Book Subtitle
Actors, Ideas, and Interests
Editors
  • Emel Elif Tugdar
  • Serhun Al
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53715-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53715-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53714-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 235
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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