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Informal order and the state in Afghanistan, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh

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Informal order and the state in Afghanistan
Title
Informal order and the state in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murtazashvili, Jennifer Brick
Dewey number
320.8409581
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local government
  • Central-local government relations
  • Afghanistan
Label
Informal order and the state in Afghanistan, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17848714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781107113992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923547259
Label
Informal order and the state in Afghanistan, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17848714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781107113992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923547259

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