Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan : The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology - In Practice: A Reconnaissance Into Southeastern Turkey Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 211 pages, Illustrations; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Communalism Press
- Publication Date: 01/09/2015
- Category: Regional studies
- ISBN: 9788293064268