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Author Mustafa, Mohammad Salih, 1971- author.

Title Nationalism and Islamism in the Kurdistan region of Iraq : the emergence of the Kurdistan Islamic Union / Mohammad Salih Mustafa
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 104
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 104
Contents Religious Nationalism and Islam -- From Embracing Islam to the Dawn of Religious Nationalism -- De-Facto Kurdistan Region and the Rise of Religious Nationalism -- Islam and the Kurdistan Islamic Union -- Democracy and the Kurdistan Islamic Union -- Nationalism and the Kurdistan Islamic Union
Summary "Exploring a new political phenomenon in the Middle East, this book studies the reconciliation of nationalism and Islamism by Islamic political parties in the context of nation states. Islamism in Kurdistan has significantly become framed by the politics of nationalism. Although the concept of religious nationalism has been discussed substantially before, this work highlights a new brand of religious nationalism that has emerged as a result of intertwining nationalism and Islamism. The focus of this study is on the development of religious nationalism in the continuously tumultuous region of the Middle East. The volume investigates whether Islamism in Kurdistan is limited by the politics of nationalism - which is an accentuated example for the whole Middle East region. By looking at the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the research studies Islamism in the Kurdistan region to elaborate on this new type of politics. This is essentially due to the absence of a politically recognised nation state which renders Kurds to be particularly susceptible to various manifestations of nationalism. Offering an account on the spread of Muslim Brotherhood in the Kurdistan Region, this original research on Kurdish nationalism will be a key text to students and researchers interested in nationalism, Islamism and Middle East Politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Yekgirtûy Îslamîy Kurdistan (Iraq)
Islam and politics -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
Islamic fundamentalism -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
Kurds -- Politics and government
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Nationalism -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
Islam and politics
Islamic fundamentalism
Kurds -- Politics and government
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Politics and government
Kurdistān (Iraq) -- Politics and government
Iraq -- Kurdistān
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020023007
ISBN 0429277164