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Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan
The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology
In order to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish question, the Kurdish Freedom Movement in Turkey have developed an alternative social model: Democratic Autonomy.
In the fall of 2011, a group of TATORT activists journeyed into the Kurdish regions of Turkey to learn how the theory of Democratic Autonomy was being put into practice. They discovered a remarkable experiment in face-to-face democracy-all the more notable for being carried out in wartime.
Since 2005, under the most difficult of conditions, the movement in North Kurdistan has created structures for a democratic, ecological and gender-liberated society. At its core is a system of councils in villages, cities, and neighborhoods. These structures do not yet offer a way of life that is fully independent of the nation-state and the market economy, but they nonetheless reveal a potent civil counter-power.
The interviews and documentation in this book provide thought-provoking glimpses into the practical implementation of a new left vision. The radical democratic awakening of the Kurds may serve as an inspiration for social change in the Middle East and elsewhere.
- Publication Date:
- 8293064269 / 9788293064268
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Political Science / World / Middle Eastern