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作者 Murtazashvili, Jennifer Brick, author
書名 Informal order and the state in Afghanistan / Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107113992 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JS7442.2 .M87 2016    在架上    30650020062689
說明 xxxvii, 325 pages : map ; 24 cm
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附註 Based on 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
"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 hundreds of interviews and observations from dozens of villages across Afghanistan, and statistical analysis of nationally representative surveys, Jennifer Murtazashvili demonstrates that such authority enhances citizen support for democracy, enabling the rule of law by providing citizens with a bulwark of defence against predatory state officials. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it shows that 'traditional' order does not impede the development of the state because even the most independent minded communities see a need for a central government - but question its effectiveness when it attempts to rule them directly and without substantive consultation"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index
1. Introduction -- Part I. The Politics of Customary Governance -- 2. The Afghan state in historical perspective -- 3. The architecture of village governance -- Part II. Customary Governance and Public Goods Provision -- 4. The political economy of village governance -- 5. Cooperation among communities -- Part III. Customary Governance and the State -- 6. Customary organizations and support for the state -- 7. Federalism, Afghan style -- 8. Conclusion
主題 Local government -- Afghanistan
Central-local government relations -- Afghanistan
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
Alt Title Microfoundations of State Building: Informal Institutions and Local Public Goods in Rural Afghanistan
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