Philosophy of Integrity to Liberate Stateless Anarchist Society in the Autonomous Region of “Rojava”

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Yutthasart Norkaew


This article aims to study the political movements of the Kurdish nationalist movement in Syria from the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the present day. Considering information from various types of documents, it is found that the Kurds have been making efforts to liberate themselves from the rule of the "Assad regime" throughout this period. Later, a revolutionary wave occurred as a result of the "Arab Spring," leading to changes in the geopolitical landscape within the Middle East region. Eventually, the Kurds were able to establish an "autonomous region" called "Rojava" has been successful, with "Rojava" becoming an unofficial "state within a state" for a group of nations that are not traditional "nation-states" within the sovereign territory of Syria. Furthermore, a new administrative structure has been designed by decentralizing political sovereignty to grassroots local organizations called "communes," allowing each community to independently manage public affairs within its locality. This initiative includes the preparation of a "Social contract" that focuses on the importance of the "citizen" rights of individuals combined with efforts to break free from the constraints of "Patriarchal capitalism" through three social and political philosophy concepts: "women's rights, social ecology, and direct democracy," integrated under the governing coalition in the form of the "Democratic Federation" as a unified entity. However, it's important to note that "Rojava" still maintains the status of just an "anarchist society," lacking a traditional nation-state structure, which is inconsistent with the concept of modern nation-state building.

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Norkaew, Y. (2023). Philosophy of Integrity to Liberate Stateless Anarchist Society in the Autonomous Region of “Rojava” . Political Science and Public Administration Journal, 14(2), 183–222. Retrieved from
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