The Kurds of Iraq
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The Kurds of Iraq : Building a State within a State

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Ofra Bengio explores the dynamics of relations between the Kurds of Iraq and the Iraqi state from the inception of the Baath regime to the present. Bengio draws on a wealth of rich source materials to carefully trace the evolution of Kurdish national identity in Iraq. Dissecting the socioeconomic, political, and ideological transformations that Iraqi Kurdish society has undergone across some five decades, she focuses on the twin processes of nation building and state building. She also highlights the characteristics of the Kurdishmovement in Iraq relative to Kurdish communities elsewhere in the region. This narrative of the profound vicissitudes of Iraqi Kurdish fortunes illuminates not only the complexities of politics within Iraq today, but also the influence of Iraqi Kurdistan on the geostrategic map of the entire Middle East.show more

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  • Microfilm | 346 pages
  • 133.9 x 215.9 x 10.2mm | 204.12g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • map
  • 1588268365
  • 9781588268365
  • 1,836,210

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