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Self-Determination Struggles

In Pursuit of the Democratic Confederalist Ideal

A thorough contemporary discussion of the meaning and theory of self-determination.
Self-determination is a concept as indispensable as it is contentious. This volume examines the theory and meaning of self-determination today through an exploration of the work of figures such as Rosa Luxembourg, Frantz Fanon, and Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdish Freedom Movement. Leaving no stone unturned, Self-Determination Struggles not only includes radical political movements and thinkers but makes them the core of its investigations, presenting them in granular, revealing detail rare to find elsewhere.

450 pages | 6 x 9

Biography and Letters

History: American History

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

Sociology: Social Institutions

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Table of Contents

Part One: Self-Determination and the Nation
Chapter 1: The Nation as Hegemonic Project
Chapter 2: Nationalist Ideology and the State - Co-authored with Dr. Enric Martínez-Herrera
Chapter 3: Towards a New Internationalism
Chapter 4: Rosa Luxemburg’s Living Legacy
Chapter 5: 1917 on the Brain
Chapter 6: Anticolonial, Postcolonial, and Decolonial Critiques and Creative Appropriations of Self-Determination: From Fanon to Öcalan
Part Two: Self-Determination and Democracy
Chapter 7: Representative Democracy and the Democratic Confederal Project: Reflections on the Transformation of the Kurdish Movement in Turkey - Co-authored with Luqman Guldive
Chapter 8: Reflections on Revolution, the Spiral of Violence, and the Legitimacy of Self-Defense
Chapter 9: Revolutionary Consciousness beyond Militant Secularism
Chapter 10: Murray Bookchin and Democratic Theory

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