The Economy of Southern Kurdistan

The Economy of Southern Kurdistan

Southern Kurdistan is a region located in Northern Iraq. Certain aspects in regard to the economy of Southern Kurdistan are covered in this book.

Author: Almas Heshmati

Publisher: Nova Novinka

ISBN: 1621009211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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Southern Kurdistan is a region located in Northern Iraq. Certain aspects in regard to the economy of Southern Kurdistan are covered in this book. These include the labor market policy concerning different public and private employment programs; the mismatch of education produced and skills demanded for development; the economic development plan and policy of the regional government; reconstruction and development capacity building of the region; the highly desired inflow of foreign direct investment to the region; adoption of an industrial development model and industrial policy of the region; limited macroeconomic policy and several other equally important factors such as governance and security.
Categories: Business & Economics

Socio Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan

Socio Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan

He has also authored two books on water resources and the economy of Southern Kurdistan. Almas Heshmati, Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, ...

Author: Almas Heshmati

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443844482

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been massively contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. This will continue to be a major obstacle for development and economic growth, particularly in the rural border communities. The mines were used systematically by the central Baathist government in its efforts to de-populate the Kurdistan Region and to weaken the Kurds’ demands for regional self-determination. This work investigates the magnitude of the landmine problem in the region, and the landmine action activities undertaken to rehabilitate, reconstruct, and develop the region. In addition to that, this work emphasizes the social, health, educational and economic impacts of landmines, as well as the legal consequences. In order to achieve the abovementioned objectives, this work is divided into fifteen chapters. After providing an introduction and background to the landmine problem, the authors discuss the scope of the problem, both in the Kurdistan Region and internationally. The methods of dealing with mines and their consequences are reviewed. The issues of landmine action, impact surveys, factors influencing the survey process, and mine actions activities are also discussed. A comprehensive review of the outcome of the problem of landmines in the Kurdistan Region has been conducted. The nature and characteristics of the problems faced by Kurds are discussed in more detailed form by looking at case studies. Here the economic, social, and health impacts of landmines in the region are assessed. The issues of the human, security, and political impacts of landmines are further addressed, followed by an assessment of mine action resources and its progress, education, and various preventive measures. Finally, a number of policy recommendations are provided to prevent the use of mines in the future, and to take legal action against landmine users for clearance, rehabilitation, and compensation issues.
Categories: Social Science

Socio Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan

Socio Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan

In addition to that, this work emphasizes the social, health, educational and economic impacts of landmines, as well as the legal consequences. In order to achieve the abovementioned objectives, this work is divided into fifteen chapters.

Author: Almas Heshmati

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 1443841986

Category: History

Page: 345

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The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been massively contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. This will continue to be a major obstacle for development and economic growth, particularly in the rural border communities. The mines were used systematically by the central Baathist government in its efforts to de-populate the Kurdistan Region and to weaken the Kurds' demands for regional self-determination. This work investigates the magnitude of the landmine problem in the region, and the landmine action activities undertaken to rehabilitate, reconstruct, and develop the region. In addition to that, this work emphasizes the social, health, educational and economic impacts of landmines, as well as the legal consequences. In order to achieve the abovementioned objectives, this work is divided into fifteen chapters. After providing an introduction and background to the landmine problem, the authors discuss the scope of the problem, both in the Kurdistan Region and internationally. The methods of dealing with mines and their consequences are reviewed. The issues of landmine action, impact surveys, factors influencing the survey process, and mine actions activities are also discussed. A comprehensive review of the outcome of the problem of landmines in the Kurdistan Region has been conducted. The nature and characteristics of the problems faced by Kurds are discussed in more detailed form by looking at case studies. Here the economic, social, and health impacts of landmines in the region are assessed. The issues of the human, security, and political impacts of landmines are further addressed, followed by an assessment of mine action resources and its progress, education, and various preventive measures. Finally, a number of policy recommendations are provided to prevent the use of mines in the future, and to take legal action against landmine users for clearance, rehabilitation, and compensation issues.
Categories: History

Perspectives on Kurdistan s Economy and Society in Transition

Perspectives on Kurdistan s Economy and Society in Transition

Socio-Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Heshmati A., A. Dilani & S. Baban. Eds. 2012. Perspectives on the Kurdistan Economy and Society in Transition.

Author: Serwan M.J. Baban

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443869713

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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The second scientific World Kurdish Congress was held in October 2012 at Hewler with the theme of improving the quality of life, science and culture for progress in Kurdistan. The papers presented focused on various important aspects of culture, economy, education, health, industry and political science in Kurdistan. The objective of this conference was to create a network of academicians to exchange and develop knowledge and work together with the Kurdistan Regional Government on how to further enhance the progress within the Kurdish society. This volume is a collection of 26 studies presented at the Congress and includes an introduction by the editors and a summary report of the Congress. The topics presented here are diverse, covering several areas pertinent to the current Kurdish situation. The studies are divided into ten areas: namely, agriculture and rural development; diaspora; education and research; health and quality of life; industry; information technology and e-government; infrastructure and development; language; human rights; and politics. In the last part of the volume, the organization committee provides a compilation of recommendations from the Congress to the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Categories: Social Science

The Kurds

The Kurds

Traces the history of the Kurds, looks at the geography, climate, and resources of their lands, and discusses Kurdish religion, language, literature, politics, and economy

Author: Mehrdad R. Izady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0844817279

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Traces the history of the Kurds, looks at the geography, climate, and resources of their lands, and discusses Kurdish religion, language, literature, politics, and economy
Categories: Political Science

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Once in Kurdistan I realized that the lines of separation between private and public spaces, tribal allegiances and citizenship, ... Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America. Routledge.

Author: Alessandro Tinti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000479591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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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 territorialisation. 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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Iraqi Kurdistan s Statehood Aspirations

Iraqi Kurdistan   s Statehood Aspirations

A Political Economy Approach Anwar Anaid, Emel Elif Tugdar. REFERENCES. Aernoudt, R. 2004. Incubators: Tool for Entrepreneurship? Small Business Economics 23 (2): 127–135. ... The Economy of Southern Kurdistan.

Author: Anwar Anaid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319934204

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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This edited volume addresses the issues of Iraqi Kurdistan’s political economy with historically grounded, theoretically informed, and conceptually relevant scholarship that prioritizes comparative politics over international relations. The book seeks to explore the dynamics of Iraqi Kurdistan at the stage of referendum for independence from a political economy perspective within its own debates, conflicts, and interests. Overall, the authors contribute to these debates by exploring key questions in novel ways, focusing on comparative methodology that serve to expand the scope of scientific inquiry and place it into more solid understanding.
Categories: Political Science

The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey

The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey

4.4 Society, Economics and Politics in the Republican People's Party Era (1923–1950) Consolidation of the 'National ... the caliphate was abolished (3 March 1924) and the vilayet of Mosul in southern Kurdistan was not liberated from ...

Author: Veli Yadirgi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316857793

Category: History

Page:

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In recent years, the persecution of the Kurds in the Middle East under ISIS in Iraq and Syria has drawn increasing attention from the international media. In this book, Veli Yadirgi analyses the socioeconomic and political structures and transformations of the Kurdish people from the Ottoman era through to the modern Turkish Republic, arguing that there is a symbiotic relationship between the Kurdish question and the de-development of the predominantly Kurdish domains, making an ideal read for historians of the region and those studying the socio-political and economic evolution of the Kurds. First outlining theoretical perspectives on Kurdish identity, socioeconomic development and the Kurdish question, Yadirgi then explores the social, economic and political origins of Ottoman Kurdistan following its annexation by the Ottomans in 1514. Finally, he deals with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the subsequent foundation and evolution of the Kurdish question in the new Turkish Republic.
Categories: History

The Kurds

The Kurds

The lighter industries, such as construction materials, sugar, and textiles, on the other hand have much more relevance to the local Kurdish economy. The textile mills in Bisitun, in southern Kurdistan in Iran, satisfy a substantial ...

Author: Mehrdad Izady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135844905

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Political Science

Clientelism and Implementing Social Security Programmes in Post conflict Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Clientelism and Implementing Social Security Programmes in Post conflict Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Gorran - Economic Research Unit (2012) A Comprehensive Analysis to KRG's Budget 2012: ... Heshmati, A. (2010) The Economy of Southern Kurdistan, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. Hill, M. and Hupe, P. (2009) Implementing Public ...

Author: Muslih Irwani

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884990

Category: History

Page: 180

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Clientelism and Implementing Social Security Programmes in Post-conflict Iraqi Kurdistan Region investigates social policy in a politically less-developed entity, and examines the mainstream top-down and bottom-up models of policy implementation in light of a detailed study of the Kurdistan Regional Government. In addition, it introduces the innovative “clientelistic model of policy implementation”, a political and preferential tool which utilises a public/nationalistic dichotomy in social welfare provision. The book argues that politicians in the Kurdistan region deal with social policy programmes according to their political preferences, attaching importance to policies on the basis of the way they feel about those social programmes and interest groups concerned. As such, as it stands, policy implementation is subject to interference by politicians and high government officials under the pretext of supporting and monitoring the way such policy is implemented. Through an investigation of the most prominent actors in the implementation of social security programmes, this book demonstrates how beneficiaries of these programmes can themselves become focal points in the implementation process. Indeed, within the Kurdistan Regional Government’s social policy context today, the benefits of social security schemes are being distributed based on the socio-political status of recipients, not on their socio-economic conditions and needs.
Categories: History