This paper is the third issue of a monthly series of collaborative publications, in which Peace in Kurdistan is involved, on re-envisaging self-determination and international struggle in the 21st century. We invite people to send their comments and respond to the issues raised in these pieces, as well as to send us articles to be published in this series.


Colonialism, self-determination and independence: The new PKK paradigm

Dr Joost Jongerden

PIK Issue 3 - Colonialism self-determination and independence - Jongerden A4 V2


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Dr Joost Jongerden ( is associate professor of Do-It-Yourself Development in the Rural Sociology subdivision in the Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and project professor at the Asian Platform for Global Sustainability & Transcultural Studies at Kyoto University in Japan. Dr. Jongerden serves as a board member of the EU-Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC).