Essays about: "kurds"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the word kurds.

  1. 1. Instrumentalism of values and beliefs for ethno-nationalist militant movements: the case of PKK

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för Mellanösternstudier

    Author : Ömer Faruk Aydemir; [2018]
    Keywords : Kurds; religion; Turkey; myths; the ethno-nationalist movements; PKK; ethnic symbols; Zilan; Kurdish politics; Sheikh Said; Newroz; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Myths, religious beliefs, and symbols are crucial components of ethnicity. PKK as a nationalist separatist armed organization- intensively uses them to construct a Kurdish identity which is compatible with its ideology as well as its objectives to mobilize Kurds and to galvanize their support. READ MORE

  2. 2. Is Kurdistan heading toward democracy? : A Case Study of Democratization process in Iraqi Kurdistan

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Maroa Ahmed; [2018]
    Keywords : Middle east; democracy; democratization; autocracy; authoritarianism; Kurds.; Mellanöstern; demokrati; demokratisering; autokrati; Kurder.;

    Abstract : Can a nation without being an independent state reach democracy? According to some researchers a democratization process cannot happen without having an independent state with control over their own territories. The Kurdish people without a given state are divided between four authoritarian states in the Middle east and in opposite to its neighbors' have Kurds ambition to become democratic always existed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Kurdish Guests or Syrian Refugees? : Negotiating Displacement, Identity and Belonging in the Kurdistan Region

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/REMESO - Institutet för forskning om migration, etnicitet och samhälle

    Author : Haqqi Bahram; [2018]
    Keywords : identity; belonging; intra-ethnic relations; displacement; Syrian Kurdish refugees; Syria; Kurdistan Region of Iraq.;

    Abstract : With the conflict ongoing in Syria since 2011, many Syrian Kurds have been forced to leave their homes to seek safety and security in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Their displacement to KRI is a distinctive experience of migration as it has happened within an intra-ethnic setting of Syrian Kurds, as refugees, encountering Iraqi Kurds, as hosts. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Shiny Light in Smoky Sky: The experiment of Rojava with democracy

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Ayyoub Jamali; [2018]
    Keywords : Rojava; PKK; Democratic confederalism; Gender equality; YPJ;

    Abstract : With a population of around 40 million people, Kurds are considered the largest nation without an independent state. Indeed, since the geographical division of Kurdistan in 1923, Kurds have been the victims of various forms of discrimination and oppression by the nation states of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. READ MORE

  5. 5. "The Kurds are alive and their flag will never fall” - Nationalism and internal national dynamics in Kurdistan Regional Government

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Martina Berglund; [2017]
    Keywords : independency; nationalism; tribalism; national identity; KRG; Kurdistan; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Nationalism and the urge for independency has increased since the development of a Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq. The purpose of this study is to further our understanding of the internal national dynamics in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and describe the political parties’ perspective on independency in relation to tribalism and national identity. READ MORE