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The PKK - Coming Down from the Mountains

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Zusatztext A timely analysis of the evolution of the Kurdish national movement and the PKK over the last fifteen years, which reveals important insights into the complex history and dynamics of the conflict ... a key resource for anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of the Kurdish Question. Informationen zum Autor Dr Paul White works as an independent consultant in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has taught Middle East Politics courses at Deakin University in Melbourne; at Macquarie University in Sydney; and at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of Primitive Rebels or Revolutionary Modernizers? The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey (Zed Books, 2000). He was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and serves on the board of directors of the Kurdish Institute, Washington DC. Klappentext The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is infamous for its violence. The struggle it has waged for Kurdish independence in southeastern Turkey has cost in excess of 40,000 lives since 1984. A less-known fact, however, is that the PKK now embraces a non-violent end to the conflict, with its leader Abdullah Öcalan having ordered a ceasefire and engaging in a negotiated peace with the Ankara government. Whether these tentative attempts at peacemaking mean an end to the bloodshed remains to be seen, but either way the ramifications for Turkey and the wider region are potentially huge. Charting the ideological evolution of the PKK, as well as its origins, aims and structure, Paul White provides the only authoritative and up-to-date analysis of one of the most important non-state political players in the contemporary Middle East. Vorwort The definitive introduction to the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan (PKK, Kurdistan Workers' Party) in Turkey. Zusammenfassung The definitive introduction to the Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan (PKK, Kurdistan Workers' Party) in Turkey. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction 1. 'The Time of Revolution Has Started' 2. PKK Origins and Ideological Formation 3. Early Years of Struggle 4. From Ceasefire to All-Out War 5. The Move Towards Peace 6. Democratic Confedaralism and the PKK's Feminist Transformation 7. Coming Down from the Mountains...

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Authors Doctor Paul White, Paul White
Assisted by Anna Mdee (Editor), Nana Poku (Editor)
Publisher Zed Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 15.08.2015
EAN 9781783600373
ISBN 978-1-78360-037-3
No. of pages 216
Series Rebels
Subjects Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Politics
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political education

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