The direct foundation of the Rojava Autonomy are works of Abdullah Ocalan. While imprisoned, he developed a new, complete and revolutionary political doctrine, known today as the Democratic Confederalism. For the Middle East it proposes almost Utopian changes. However, as we see it now, changes perfectly feasible. Kurdish movement in Turkey and now Rojava proved that in such hostile environment, a radical and relatively peaceful transformation is possible.
I recommend some fundamental writings by Abdullah Ocalan: