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dc.contributor.authorCemgil, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T10:47:14Zen_US
dc.date.available2018-04-12T10:47:14Zen_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-5012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/36653
dc.description.abstractAs the civil war in Syria continues, in the territory of Rojava - in Kurdish, ‘the West’ - the northern Syrian Kurdish political movement is attempting to implement ‘libertarian municipalism’, based on the thoughts of United States (US) anarchist Murray Bookchin. Since the withdrawal of Syrian regime forces in 2012, the movement has consolidated significant territorial gains as a US ally in the anti-Islamic State (IS) struggle, while simultaneously securing Russian support. Viewed with suspicion by Turkey, Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, the geopolitical conditions of Rojava’s emergence are its greatest impediment. This article analyses Rojava’s model of rule and socioeconomic development, and its theory and practice in the context of the civil war, and regional Middle Eastern and wider global geopolitics. It reflects on Rojava’s place and meaning for contemporary geopolitics in the Middle East, and considers the territory’s prospects, discussing its transformative potential for an otherwise troubled region. © 2016 The Authors and Institute of Development Studies.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleIDS Bulletinen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.19088/1968-2016.144en_US
dc.subjectMiddle easten_US
dc.subjectRevolutionen_US
dc.subjectCivil waren_US
dc.subjectGeopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectPopular protesten_US
dc.subjectRegional politicsen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic conditionsen_US
dc.subjectIraqen_US
dc.subjectKurdistan [Iraq]en_US
dc.subjectRussian Federationen_US
dc.subjectSyrian Arab Republicen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleThe ‘Rojava revolution’ in Syrian Kurdistan: a model of development for the middle east?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.citation.spage53en_US
dc.citation.epage76en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber47en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2016.144en_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen_US


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