Introduction : the Kurds as barrier or key to democratization / David Romano and Mehmet Gurses -- Turkey, Kemalism and the "deep state" / Michael Gunter -- Iraq, Arab nationalism and obstacles to democratic transition / Ozum Yesiltas -- Kurds, Persian nationalism, and Shia rule : surviving dominant nationhood in Iran / Gareth Stansfield -- The Syrian-Kurdish movements : obstacles rather than driving forces for democratization / Eva Savelsberg -- Democracy, civil war, and the Kurdish people divided between them / David T. Mason -- Communal groups, civil conflicts, and democratization in Latin America / John A. Booth -- Democracy and self-determination in the Kurdistan region of Iraq / Nicole F. Watts -- The EBB and flow of armed conflict in Turkey : an elusive peace / Gunes Tezcur -- The Iraqi Kurdish view on federalism : not just for the Kurds / David Romano -- Between a rock and hard place: the Kurdish dilemma in Iran / Nader Entessar -- The emergence of western Kurdistan and the future of Syria / Robert Lowe -- From war to democracy : transborder Kurdish conflict and democratization / Mehmet Gurses -- Ankara, Erbil, Baghdad : relations fraught with dilemmas / Ofra Bengio.
Contents: Making sense of ethnic nationalist resurgence; Structural conditions & political opportunities; Resource mobilization & rational choices; Cultural framing; Theoretical synthesis; Kurdish nationalist challenges to the Iraqi state; Kurdish nationalist challenges to the Iranian state; Conclusion
A Modern History of the Kurds
by David McDowall
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 1st Floor -- DS35.625.K8M2 1996
check availability Book I: The Kurds in the Age of Tribe & Empire: Kurdistan before the Nineteenth Century -- Ottoman Kurdistan, 1800-1850 -- Ottoman Kurdistan, 1850-1914 -- The Qajars & the Kurds -- Revolution, Nationalism & War, 1908-1918 -- Book II: Incorporating the Kurds: Redrawing the Map: the Partition of Ottoman Kurdistan -- The Kurds, Britain & Iraq -- Incorporating Turkey's Kurds -- The Kurds under Reza Shah -- Book III: Ethno-nationalism in Iran: Tribe or Ethnicity? The Mahabad Republic -- Iran: Creating a National Movement -- Subjects of the Shi'i Republic -- Book IV: Ethno-nationalism in Iraq: The Birth of a Nationalist Movement under Hashimite Rule -- The Kurds in Revolutionary Iraq -- The Kurds under the Baath, 1968-1975 -- The Road to Genocide, 1975-1988 -- Uprising & Self-rule -- Book V: Ethno-nationalism in Turkey: The Kurdish National Revival in Turkey, 1946-1979 -- The PKK & the Mass Movement -- The Kurds in Exile: Building the Nation
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- BP 40.E525 2004
This title looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: ethnic & national groups around the world
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference - 2nd Floor -- D 210 .H59
Each volume in the series covers thirty conflicts--including ethnic, religious, economic, political, territorial, and environmental conflicts--and provides an essay exploring the background to today's events. Includes a summary of the headline event, historical background, and recent history and the future.
The Kurds & Kurdistan: A Selective & Annotated Bibliography
by Lokman I. Meho
Contents: General Information on the Kurds & Kurdistan; General Works; Description & Travel; History & Archaeology; Politics; Minorities & Religion; Society; Economy; Language & Education; Literature & Folklore; Culture & Arts