“Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan” by TATORT Kurdistan (2013)

This book surveys the local democratic institutions that Kurdish people are creating in southeastern Anatolia, inspired in great measure by Bookchin’s libertarian municipalism. Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan is published by New Compass, a Norwegian social ecology publisher. You can read more about the book here.

The book was originally published in German, authored by TATORT Kurdistan, a Kurdish advocacy group whose name means “Crime Scene Kurdistan.” (A description of the group is here.) The book was translated into English by Janet Biehl.

For several years, the Kurds of Turkey (or North Kurdistan) have been at the forefront of implementing Bookchin’s ideas, as described here. The story of how they came to be interested in the writings of an American social ecologist is told here.




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