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Abbas Vali

Abbas Vali is Professor of Modern Social and Political Theory at the Department of Sociology, in Bogaziçi Universiti, Istanbul. He previously taught Political Theory and Modern Middle Eastern Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea, before moving to Erbil, Iraq to serve as the first Vice Chancellor of the University of Kurdistan Hawler from 2006 to 2008. His writings include Pre-Capitalist Iran: A Theoretical History (I.B.Tauris, 1993), Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism (2003), and Modernity and the Stateless: The Kurds in the Islamic Republic (I.B.Tauris, forthcoming).


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Kurds and the State in Iran
The Making of Kurdish Identity

I.B. Tauris
In early1946, Kurds declared an independent republic in north-west Iran. The Mahabad Republic, as it became known, was the first time that the Kurds...
Abbas Vali

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