'Leading experts on contemporary Kurdish affairs bring us up to date on the prospects for democracy and peace for Kurds and the states in which they principally reside. With sensitivity to the cultures and histories of the Middle East, essays closely analyze developments inside each country and in transnational Kurdish interactions. Truly comparative and theoretically informed by the larger scholarly literature, this collection is a valuable resource for scholars interested in comparative ethnic politics, nationalism and self-determination, democratization, civil war, and civil peace.'
- Philip G. Roeder, University of California, USA
About the Author
David Romano holds the Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle East Politics at Missouri State University, USA. He is the author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement
(2006). He writes a weekly political column for Rudaw
, an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper, and has spent several years living in and conducting research in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Mehmet Gurses is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University, USA. His research focuses on democracy and democratization, ethnic and religious conflict, post-civil war peace building, post-civil war democratization, and oil and democratization.