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Nation and Class in the History of the Kurdish Movement

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Presents first history of the Kurdish national movement from a political-economic perspective

  • Explains the complexity of Kurdish politics today by exploring its origins in a century of Kurdish nationalism

  • Investigates the interaction of class and nation in the history of Kurdish nationalism.

Part of the book series: Middle East Today (MIET)

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About this book

This book covers over a century of history, from the emergence of Kurdish nationalism in the interwar period to the 2010s when, for the first time in modern history, Kurdish forces controlled two autonomous political entities in Iraq and Syria, as well as over a hundred municipalities in south-eastern Turkey. In these years of momentous advance for Kurdish forces across the region, Kurdish politics remains deeply divided into competing movements pursuing irreconcilable projects for the future of the nation. The author investigates the origins of the present divide in the history of Kurdish nationalism. The book turns the historical sociology to study nationalism as embedded in social conflicts through a comparative analysis of the history of the Kurdish movement in Iraq and Turkey, by reassessing the literature on Kurdish politics and filling its gaps with numerous interviews with witnesses and scholars.
Nicola Degli Esposti is Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK. 

Keywords

  • Kurdistan
  • kurdish politics
  • middle east
  • nationalism
  • middle eastern politics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padua, London, United Kingdom

    Nicola Degli Esposti

About the author

Nicola Degli Esposti is Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nation and Class in the History of the Kurdish Movement

  • Authors: Nicola Degli Esposti

  • Series Title: Middle East Today

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2945-7017

  • Series E-ISSN: 2945-7025

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 259

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Middle Eastern Politics

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.