The concept of the Kurdish political

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dc.contributor.author Dockstader, Jason
dc.contributor.author Mûkrîyan, Rojîn
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-18T11:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-18T11:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-29
dc.identifier.citation Dockstader, J. and Mûkrîyan, R. (2020) 'The Concept of the Kurdish Political', Journal of International Political Theory, doi: 10.1177/1755088220966345 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 30 en
dc.identifier.issn 1755-0882
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10845
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1755088220966345 en
dc.description.abstract Recently, some have read Turkish political developments from the perspective of Carl Schmitt’s political theory. This paper aims to modify aspects of these readings and offer in response a Schmittian answer to the Kurdish question. By applying Schmitt’s conceptual framework, this paper argues that the Kurds, especially in their struggles for autonomy and independence, can be viewed as fulfilling Schmitt’s criterion for tellurian partisanship and forming an at least nascent constituent power. We argue that Turks and Kurds are enemies in Schmitt’s explicitly political sense. They constitute a threat to each other’s political existence. The Kurds exhibit the behavior of a Schmittian people or nation. They fight, against Turks, for their political existence. They aim to govern themselves, and so instantiate the de facto attributes of state sovereignty. They thus seek to constitute themselves as a free and independent people, thereby achieving a genuine political existence in the Schmittian sense. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1755088220966345
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2020. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Kurds en
dc.subject Turkey en
dc.subject Carl Schmitt en
dc.subject Partisan en
dc.subject Constituent power en
dc.title The concept of the Kurdish political en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jason Dockstader, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.dockstader@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-12-18T11:41:28Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of International Political Theory en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.dockstader@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 1755088220966345 en
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