Kurdish Politics in Iran

  title={Kurdish Politics in Iran},
  author={Allan Hassaniyan},
  • A. Hassaniyan
  • Published 8 October 2021
  • Political Science, Sociology
Reflecting on seven decades of the Iranian Kurdish movement, this book offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of the politicisation of national sentiments within Iran, and the connections the movement made and developed with Kurdish groups in Iraq. Looking at Kurdish-state relations through events taking place across remote, rural and urban areas in Kurdistan, Allan Hassaniyan analyses nationalist as well as non-nationalist aspects of Kurdish politics and history, reading the evolution of… 


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