Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan : The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology - In Practice: A Reconnaissance Into Southeastern Turkey, Paperback Book

Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan : The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology - In Practice: A Reconnaissance Into Southeastern Turkey Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 211 pages, Illustrations; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Communalism Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9788293064268

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