When Öcalan met Bookchin: The Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Political Theory of Democratic Confederalism

@article{Gerber2018WhenM,
  title={When {\"O}calan met Bookchin: The Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Political Theory of Democratic Confederalism},
  author={Damian Gerber and Shannon Brincat},
  journal={Geopolitics},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={973 - 997}
}
ABSTRACT The transformation of the Kurdish Freedom Movement towards Democratic Confederalism has promised a new horizon for emancipatory political organisation. This article examines the relationship between Bookchin’s political theory of communalism and Öcalan’s democratic confederalism informed by various lived practices of the Kurdish Freedom Movement. After situating this movement in the geopolitics of the contemporary Middle East and international relations, the article explores the social… 
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