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Tesi etd-09032018-124257

Type of thesis
Perfezionamento
Author
TINTI, ALESSANDRO
URN
etd-09032018-124257
Title
Contested geographies of Kurdistan. Oil and Kurdish self-determination in Iraq
Scientific disciplinary sector
SPS/04
Course
SCIENZE POLITICHE - Joint PhD in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations
Committee
relatore Prof. STRAZZARI, FRANCESCO
Membro Prof. HOFFMANN, CLEMENS
Membro Prof.ssa HANAUS SANTINI, RUTH
Presidente Prof.ssa HENRY, BARBARA
Membro Prof. Tonini, Alberto
Keywords
  • borders
  • conflict
  • ecology
  • energy
  • environment
  • ethnography
  • extractivism
  • geography
  • identity
  • interpretivism
  • Iraq
  • KRG
  • Kurdistan
  • nationalism
  • oil
Exam session start date
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Availability
parziale
Abstract
Since the collapse of the Ba’athist regime in 2003, the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has cast itself as a new energy frontier in order to support a historically contested self-determination. Resource nationalism is central in the Kurdish quest for international recognition, but the rise of a de facto petro-state has fuelled conflicts over identity and territory, inside and beyond the region. Based on ethnographic fieldwork across the KRI, the thesis explores the remodelling of old enmities upon the rampant development of a rentier, patrimonial, and violent oil economy.
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