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The Kurds of Iraq : building a state within a state

Author: Ofra Bengio
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ofra Bengio
ISBN: 9781588268365 1588268365
OCLC Number: 748286965
Description: xi, 346 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolution of Kurdish nationalism --
The long road to Kurdish autonomy --
Paved with good intentions --
Unholy alliances --
Deteriorating relationships --
Marginalizing the Kurds --
An imposed autonomy --
A time for war --
Interregnum --
"One war begets another" : the Iran-Iraq war --
Rising from the ashes --
The birth pangs of Kurdish self-rule --
Uncivil war in Kurdistan --
The foreign relations imbroglio --
From victims to victors --
The great leap forward in post-Saddam Iraq --
"No friends but the mountains" reconsidered.
Responsibility: Ofra Bengio.

Abstract:

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 Kurdish movement in Iraq relative to Kurdish communities elsewhere in the region.
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