Revolution In Rojava

Author : Michael Knapp
ISBN : 0745336647
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Given the widespread violence and suffering in Syria, it's not unreasonable that outsiders look at the situation as unrelentingly awful. And while the reality of the devastation is undeniable, there is reason for hope in at least one small pocket of the nation: the cantons of Rojava in Syrian Kurdistan, where in the wake of war people are quietly building one of the most progressive societies in the world today.Revolution in Rojavatells the story of Rojava's groundbreaking experiment in what they call democratic confederalism, a communally organized democracy that is fiercely anti-capitalist and committed to female equality, while rejecting reactionary nationalist ideologies. Rooted in the ideas of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, the system is built on effective gender quotas, bottom-up democratic structures, far-sighted ecological policies, and a powerful militancy that has allowed the region to keep ISIS at bay. This first full-length study of democratic developments in Rojava tells an extraordinary and powerfully hopeful story of a little-known battle for true freedom in dark times. "
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Brave

Author : Gayle Kimball
ISBN : 9780938795605
Genre : Political Science
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Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution has two volumes: 1) Global Issues and 2) Regional Activism. What makes Brave revolutionary is its global rather than regional reach and its rare inclusion of many young women’s actual voices from around the world. Brave explores young women’s global activism, based on hundreds of interviews—some videotaped and online, and over 4,000 surveys from 88 countries. The book includes popular cultural references and feminists’ critiques of the economic and political system. Discussion questions and activities are included, along with extensive references for changemakers. Chapter include Feminist Waves in the West, Women and Development, Latin American Horizontalism, The African Way, Brave Women in Muslim Countries, Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution, Russia Turns to Glamour, China Fears Feminists and India’s Grassroots Feminism.
Category: Political Science

Libertarian Socialism

Author : Alex Prichard
ISBN : 9781629634029
Genre : Political Science
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The history of anarchist-Marxist relations is usually told as a history of factionalism and division. This collection of essays, based on original research and written especially for this collection, reveals some of the enduring sores in the revolutionary socialist movement in order to explore the important, too often neglected left-libertarian currents that have thrived in revolutionary socialist movements. Contributors include Paul Blackledge, Lewis H. Mates, Renzo Llorente, Carl Levy, Christian Høgsbjerg, Andrew Cornell, Benoît Challand, Jean-Christophe Angaut, Toby Boraman, and David Bates.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking Democracy

Author : Leo Panitch
ISBN : 9781583676714
Genre : Political Science
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For years, intellectuals have argued that, with the triumph of capitalist, liberal democracy, the Western World has reached “the end of history.” Recently, however, there has been a rise of authoritarian politics in many countries. Concepts of post-democracy, anti-politics, and the like are gaining currency in theoretical and political debate. Now that capitalist democracies are facing seismic and systemic challenges, it becomes increasingly important to investigate not only the inherent antagonism between liberalism and the democratic process, but also socialism. Is socialism an enemy of democracy? Could socialism develop, expand, even enhance democracy? While this volume seeks a reappraisal of existing liberal democracy today, its main goal is to help lay the foundation for new visions and practices in developing a real socialist democracy. Amid the contradictions of neoliberal capitalism today, the responsibility to sort out the relationship between socialism and democracy has never been greater. No revival of socialist politics in the twenty-first century can occur without founding new democratic institutions and practices.
Category: Political Science

Civil War In Syria

Author : Adam Baczko
ISBN : 9781108420808
Genre : Political Science
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The first comprehensive field-based study of the Syrian conflict, introducing a seminal approach to civil wars.
Category: Political Science

Frontline Turkey

Author : Ezgi Basaran
ISBN : 9781786722805
Genre : History
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Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on their Syrian border – a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades. In 2011 Erdogan promised to make a deal with the Kurdistan military wing, but the talks marked a descent into assassinations, suicide bombings and the killing of civilians on both sides. The Kurdish peace process finally collapsed in 2014 with the spill-over of the Syrian Civil War. With ISIS moving through northern Iraq, Turkey has declared war on western allies such as the Kurdish YPG – the military who rescued the Yezidis and fought with US backing in Kobane. Frontline Turkey shows how the Kurds’ relationship with Turkey is at the very heart of the Middle Eastern crisis, and documents, through front-line reporting, how Erdogan’s failure to bring peace is the key to understanding current events in Middle East.
Category: History