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The Kurds in a Changing Middle East: History, Politics and Representation

The Kurds in a Changing Middle East: History, Politics and Representation (Hardback)

Edited by Jabar, Faleh A.
Edited by Mansour, Renad

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The Kurds are one of the largest stateless nations in the world, numbering more than 20 million people. Their homeland lies mostly within the present-day borders of Turkey, Iraq and Iran as well as parts of Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Yet until recently the `Kurdish question' ...- that is, the question of Kurdish self-determination - seemed, to many observers, dormant. It was only after the so-called Arab Spring, and with the rise of the Islamic State, that they emerged at the centre of Middle East politics. But what is the future of the Kurdish national movement? How do the Kurds themselves understand their community and quest for political representation? This book analyses the major problems, challenges and opportunities currently facing the Kurds. Of particular significance, this book shows, is the new Kurdish society that is evolving in the context of a transforming Middle East. This is made of diverse communities from across the region who represent very different historical, linguistic, political, social and cultural backgrounds that are yet to be understood. This book examines the recent shifts and changes within Kurdish societies and their host countries, and argues that the Kurdish national movement requires institutional and constitutional recognition of pluralism and diversity. Featuring contributions from world-leading experts on Kurdish politics, this timely book combines empirical case studies with cutting-edge theory to shed new light on the Kurds of the 21st century.
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ISBN 9781784539917
Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
Series Kurdish Studies
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781784539917
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint I.B. Tauris
Released 10 Jan 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Jabar, Faleh A.
Edited by Mansour, Renad
Series Kurdish Studies
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
Multicultural Studies
Islamic studies
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 956/.00491597
Weight 446g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Kurds - History, Kurds - Politics and government, Kurds - Middle East, Kurds, Kurds - Politics and government
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly