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Iraqi Kurds and nation-building /
Mohammed M.A. Ahmed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xviii, 274 p.
ISBN
1137034076 (alk. paper), 9781137034076 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
1137034076 (alk. paper)
9781137034076 (alk. paper)
contents note
Emergence of Kurdistan regional government -- Kurdish leadership style and internal disputes -- Political and diplomatic evolution -- Regional economic development and its negative fallout -- Evolving ties with the U.S. and Europe -- Democracy or lack of it -- Peshmarga and disputed Kurdish territories -- Military standoff in disputed areas -- Resistance to Ankara's pressure to fight the PKK -- Shift in Turkey's narrative towards Iraqi Kurds -- Future prospects of KRG.
catalogue key
8585092
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mohammed M. A. Ahmed is the president and founder of the Ahmed Foundation for Kurdish Studies, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, which undertakes scholarly studies pertaining to Kurdish history, culture, and politics in the Middle East. As a former UN advisor, he has represented the UN in numerous regional and international conferences and presented papers dealing with food security, desertification, environmental protection, immigration, refugees, minority rights, poverty alleviation, health care, education, and technology. He is the author of America Unravels Iraq: Kurds, Shiites, and Sunni Arabs Compete for Supremacy and coeditor of The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism and The Kurdish Question and International Law.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Mohammed M. A. Ahmed is one of the few scholars with all of the necessary linguistic abilities, scholarly capabilities, sound analysis, good judgment, and political wisdom to unravel the closely interfacing politics, problems and challenges that await the Kurds of northern Iraq and their leaders."Robert Olson, professor emeritus of Middle East Politics and History, University of Kentucky
"Analyzing how the Iraqi Kurds have apparently succeeded in constructing a quasi-independent and largely democratic federal entity in northern Iraqthe Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)despite powerful external opposition, this is a timely and original book written by a scholar with unique abilities." Michael M. Gunter, professor of political science, Tennessee Technological University "Mohammed M. A. Ahmed is one of the few scholars with all of the necessary linguistic abilities, scholarly capabilities, sound analysis, good judgment, and political wisdom to unravel the closely interfacing politics, problems, and challenges that await the Kurds of northern Iraq and their leaders." Robert Olson, professor emeritus of Middle East Politics and History, University of Kentucky
"Analyzing how the Iraqi Kurds have apparently succeeded in constructing a quasi-independent and largely democratic federal entity in northern Iraqthe Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)despite powerful external opposition, this is a timely and original book written by a scholar with unique abilities." Michael M. Gunter, professor of Political Science, Tennessee Technological University "Mohammed M. A. Ahmed is one of the few scholars with all of the necessary linguistic abilities, scholarly capabilities, sound analysis, good judgment, and political wisdom to unravel the closely interfacing politics, problems, and challenges that await the Kurds of northern Iraq and their leaders." Robert Olson, professor emeritus of Middle East History and Politics, University of Kentucky
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Summaries
Main Description
This book focuses attention on how the Kurds built the main pillars of a quasi-democratic autonomous federal entity in northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), despite considerable internal and external challenges. Shining a light on how Iraqi Kurds used the opportunity created by the aftermath of the 1991 Kurdish uprising to hold elections and form a parliament, and on how Kurdish officials later consolidated their regional government following the 2003 Iraq War, Iraqi Kurds and Nation-Building considers the political and economic shortfalls of the government and the obstacles facing Iraqi Kurds in a country still struggling to emerge from eight years of internal conflict and foreign occupation.
Description for Bookstore
This book considers the political and economic shortfalls of the government and the obstacles facing Iraqi Kurds
Long Description
Shining a light on how Iraqi Kurds used the opportunity created by the aftermath of the 1991 Kurdish uprising to hold elections and form a parliament, and on how Kurdish officials later consolidated their regional government following the 2003 Iraq War, Iraqi Kurds and Nation-Building considers the political and economic shortfalls of the government and the obstacles facing Iraqi Kurds in a country still struggling to emerge from eight years of internal conflict and foreign occupation.
Main Description
This book focuses attention on how the Kurds built the main pillars of a quasi-democratic autonomous federal entity in northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), despite considerable internal and external challenges. Shining a light on how Iraqi Kurds used the opportunity created by the aftermath of the 1991 Kurdish uprising to hold elections and form a parliament, and on how Kurdish officials later consolidated their regional government following the 2003 Iraq War, Iraqi Kurds and Nation-Buildingconsiders the political and economic shortfalls of the government and the obstacles facing Iraqi Kurds in a country still struggling to emerge from nine years of internal conflict and foreign occupation.
Main Description
This book focuses attention on how the Kurds built the main pillars of a quasi-democratic autonomous federal entity in northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), despite considerable internal and external challenges. Shining a light on how Iraqi Kurds used the opportunity created by the aftermath of the 1991 Kurdish uprising to hold elections and form a parliament, and on how Kurdish officials later consolidated their regional government following the 2003 Iraq War, Iraqi Kurds and Nation-Building considers the political and economic shortfalls of the government and the obstacles facing Iraqi Kurds in a country still struggling to emerge from nine years of internal conflict and foreign occupation.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Mapp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Emergence of Kurdistan Regional Governmentp. 7
Kurdish Leadership Style and Internal Disputesp. 29
Political and Diplomatic Evolutionp. 47
Regional Economic Development and its Negative Falloutp. 67
Evolving Ties with the United States and Europep. 85
Democracy or Lack of Itp. 107
Peshmarga and Disputed Kurdish Territoriesp. 119
Military Standoff in Disputed Areasp. 143
Resistance to Ankara's Pressure to Fight the PKKp. 157
Shift in Turkey's Narrative toward Iraqi Kurdsp. 175
Future Prospects of the KRGp. 195
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 265
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