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“Aggrieved” Nationalism “Democratic” Weakness and Nation Impasse of the Kurdish Polity

Ali Kemal ÖZCAN.

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“Nationalism ” has arguably become the most convoluted subject matter in the academic fıeld. In Turkey, this is a little more unvarnished, but has also taken a very unsavoury form: “nationalism” is almost completely used as a replacement for “patriotism”. Whereas there are more than enough words available for daily or academic use to describe one’s love for his/her ethnicity. This work will attempt to untangle the multi-faceted mix-up of the two concepts of nationalism and patriotism, in other words an attempt at the distillation of nationalism. On the back of such a theoretical sanitization, the study will then approach Turkey’s biggest problem of the last thirty years, the Kurdish question, and show rather that this could be an opportunity for Turkey.

Key words: Nationalism, Nation, Ethnicity, Domestic Market, Patriotism/Patriot, Elite, Poitical Power. JEL Classification: Z13.



“MAĞDUR” MİLLİYETÇİLİK KÜRT SİYASETİNİN “DEMOKRATİK” ZAAFİYETİ VE ULUS AÇMAZI

Ozet
Ulus-devletin kendisiyle birlikte insanlığa bulaştırdığı “milliyetçilik” (nationalism), akademik tartışmaların en karmaşık konularının başında gelir denebilir. Bu konuda kavramsal bir “anarşi” veya bir “terminolojik kaos” süregelmektedir. Türkiye’de ise bu biraz daha daraltılmış, aynı zamanda yavan bir hal almıştır: neredeyse tamamen “vatanseverlik” kavramı yerine kullanılmaktadır. Hâlbuki halk dilinde kendi etnisitesini ve yerel değerlerini sevmeye refere eden ve akademik terminolojiye de sorunsuz oturabilecek yeterli kelime/kavram mevcuttur. Örneğin vatanseverlik, vatanperverlik, yurtseverlik veya milletseverlik, halkseverlik gibi. İngilizce ve birçok diğer Avrupa dillerinde de bu anlamda “patriotism ” veya Latince patrie köklü benzer kavramlar vardır. Bu çalışma, birbirine çok yönlü olarak karıştırılmış olan milliyetçilik ile vatanseverlik kavramlarını ayrıştırmanın zemini üzerinde, Kürt milliyetçiliğinin “ulus” açmazını ve “demokratik” olma kompleksini açmaya çalışarak, Türkiye’nin son otuz yılının temel sorunu olan Kürt meselesinin aslında Türkiye’nin bir fırsatı olabileceğini tartışmaktadır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Milliyetçilik, Ulus, Etnisite, Ulusal Pazar, Vatansever/Yurtsever, Elit, İktidar. JEL Sınıflaması: Z13.


 
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