The Revolution In Rojava: Strengths And Challenges

Jeff Miley: The Revolution In Rojava: Strengths And Challenges 26 May 2015

Jeff Miley

The Revolution In Rojava: Strengths And Challenges
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 18:45

Many socialists and anarchists have been celebrating recent events in Rojava, West Kurdistan, describing whats been happening as a genuine social revolution through which women have gained unprecedented equality and power. Some have described the result as a 21st century matriarchy. Jeff Miley has visited the region and reports on the revolution's strengths and also its challenges.

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Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley is a lecturer in political sociology at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include comparative nationalisms, language politics, the politics of migration, religion and politics, regime types, and democratic theory. He reported on a recent visit to the Kurdish region of Syria and gave valuable insights on the politics of the Rojava 'revolution' and and its relationship with Kurdish national struggles in the wider area claimed as Kurdistan.

www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/jmiley

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