Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Right-sizing the StateThe Politics of Moving Borders$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brendan O'Leary, Ian S. Lustick, and Thomas Callaghy

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199244901.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 July 2018

Manufacturing Identity and Managing Kurds in Iraq

Manufacturing Identity and Managing Kurds in Iraq

Chapter:
(p.253) 9 Manufacturing Identity and Managing Kurds in Iraq
Source:
Right-sizing the State
Author(s):

Denise Natali

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199244901.003.0009

Denise Natali analyses 20 years of state‐reshaping projects in Iraq as an attempt by the Iraqi elite to draw Kurds into the state and to recognize the existence of a Kurdish ethnicity and region, while maintaining the idea of Kurds as ‘Iraqis first’ and of ‘Kurdistan’ as an internal part of sovereign Iraq. The author traces Iraq's transition from a colonized country to a modern welfare state to a military dictatorship, and shows how centre–periphery relations swung as a result of elite politics in Baghdad. The author unearths the complexity behind the national identity formation process, particularly under the uncertainty of economic transition and the centre's asymmetric relations with different ethnic groups at the periphery.

Keywords:   Baghdad, centre–periphery, elite politics, ethnicity, identity formation, Iraq, Kurds, Denise Natali

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .