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Author Tinti, Alessandro, author.

Title Oil and national identity in the Kurdistan region of Iraq : conflicts at the frontier of petro-capitalism / Alessandro Tinti
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2021
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Series Routledge studies of the extractive industries
Routledge studies of the extractive industries and sustainable development.
Summary "Examining the interplay between the oil economy and identity politics using the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a case study, this book tells the untold story of how extractivism in the Kurdish autonomous region is interwoven in a mosaic of territorial disputes, simmering ethnic tensions, dynastic rule, party allegiances, crony patronage, and divergent visions about nature. Since the ousting of Saddam Hussein, the de-facto borders of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have repeatedly changed, with energy interests playing a major role in such processes of territorialization. However, relatively little research exists on the topic. This book provides a timely, empirical analysis of the intersections between extractive industries, oil imaginaries, and identity formation in one of the most coveted energy frontiers worldwide. It shines a light on relations between the global production networks of petro-capitalism and extractive localities. Besides the strained federal relationship with the Iraqi central government, the transformative effects the petroleum industry has had on Kurdish society are also explored in depth. Moreover, the book fills a gap in the literature on Kurdish Studies, which has devoted scant attention to energy-related issues in the re-imagination of Kurdish self-determination. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the extractive industries, energy studies, conflict studies, Middle Eastern politics, and political ecology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Alessandro Tinti holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy. He is currently Research Fellow at La Sapienza University of Rome and Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy
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Subject Kurds -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Nationalism -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- History -- 21st century
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
Ethnic relations.
Kurds -- Politics and government.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects.
Politics and government.
Kurdistān (Iraq) -- Ethnic relations
Kurdistān (Iraq) -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021025963
ISBN 1000479501