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Informal order and the state in Afghanistan

Author: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite vast efforts to build the state, profound political order in rural Afghanistan is maintained by self-governing, customary organizations. Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan explores the rules governing these organizations to explain why they can provide public goods. Instead of withering during decades of conflict, customary authority adapted to become more responsive and deliberative. Drawing on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
ISBN: 9781107113992 1107113997
OCLC Number: 923547259
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009) issued under title: The Microfoundations of State Building: Informal Institutions and Local Public Goods in Rural Afghanistan.
Description: xxxvii, 325 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The politics of customary governance --
The Afghan state in historical perspective --
The architecture of village governance --
Customary Governance and Public Goods Provision --
The political economy of village governance --
Cooperation among communities --
Customary Governance and the State --
Customary organizations and support for the state --
Federalism, Afghan style.
Responsibility: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh.
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