The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity

Sunca Y (2020)
Nations and Nationalism 26(4): 979-993.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
Two different sociopolitical projects of nation formation seem to be in praxis in Kurdistan simultaneously: The Kurdistan Region of Iraq aspires to be an independent nation-state, while the movement led by the Kurdistan Workers' Party advocates a democratic confederal project. How did this bifurcation arise? By putting Abdullah ocalan's interpretation of nationalism and capitalist modernity in dialogue with existing theories of nationalism, I argue that this bifurcation resulted from a difference in scaling the root causes of the Kurdish question: The former project imagines emancipation through state formation within capitalist modernity, while the latter problematises capitalist modernity itself. The modular and hegemonic expansion of nationalism and the nation-state along with capitalist modernity has been countered in Mesopotamia by politico-social multiplicity. This has given rise to the particular structural dynamics that underlie a "recurring failure" in state formation. The bifurcation in question here has emerged interactively against this background.
Stichworte
Abdullah ocalan; capitalist modernity; democratic confederalism; Kurdistan; nationalism
Erscheinungsjahr
2020
Zeitschriftentitel
Nations and Nationalism
Band
26
Ausgabe
4
Seite(n)
979-993
ISSN
1354-5078
eISSN
1469-8129
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2945844

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Sunca Y. The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity. Nations and Nationalism. 2020;26(4):979-993.
Sunca, Y. (2020). The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity. Nations and Nationalism, 26(4), 979-993. doi:10.1111/nana.12609
Sunca, Y. (2020). The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity. Nations and Nationalism 26, 979-993.
Sunca, Y., 2020. The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity. Nations and Nationalism, 26(4), p 979-993.
Y. Sunca, “The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity”, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 26, 2020, pp. 979-993.
Sunca, Y.: The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity. Nations and Nationalism. 26, 979-993 (2020).
Sunca, Yasin. “The bifurcated trajectory of nation formation in Kurdistan: Democratic confederalism, nationalism, and the crisis of capitalist modernity”. Nations and Nationalism 26.4 (2020): 979-993.
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