The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq
University of Pennsylvania
The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq collects expert contributions on the consequences of the overthrow of Saddam’s regime for the Kurds and the other peoples in Kurdistan. This volume is the first in any language to address in detail the constitutional politics of Kurdistan’s relations with the rest of Iraq, and Kurdistan’s future constitutional options. The essays evaluate how the relations between Kurdistan and predominantly Arab Iraq might—and should—be remade in a state marred by the legacies of genocide, ethnic expulsion, and coercive assimilation.
Contributors: Ofra Bengio, Kama A. J. Eklund, Peter W. Galbraith, Michael M. Gunter, John McGarry, Molly McNulty, Brendan O’Leary, Khaled Salih, Gareth Stansfield, Karin von Hippel, Sophia Wanche, Paul R. Williams
Brendan O’Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science and Director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of fourteen books, including Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He served in Kurdistan as a constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan National Assembly and Regional Government during 2004.
John McGarry is Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Ethnicity, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order (with Michael Keating).
Khaled Salih, born in Sulaimania, Kurdistan, is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southern Denmark. A specialist in Middle East politics, he was a consultant for the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council and served in Kurdistan as a constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan National Assembly and Regional Government and is Government Spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government.