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The Resource Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, (electronic resource)

Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, (electronic resource)

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Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan
Title
Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Title variation
Warlords, Strongman Governors, & the State in Afghanistan
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Warlords have come to represent enemies of peace, security, and 'good governance' in the collective intellectual imagination. This book asserts that not all warlords are created equal. Under certain conditions, some become effective governors on behalf of the state. This provocative argument is based on extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan, where Mukhopadhyay examined warlord-governors who have served as valuable exponents of the Karzai regime in its struggle to assert control over key segments of the countryside. She explores the complex ecosystems that came to constitute provincial political life after 2001 and exposes the rise of 'strongman' governance in two provinces. While this brand of governance falls far short of international expectations, its emergence reflects the reassertion of the Afghan state in material and symbolic terms that deserve our attention. This book pushes past canonical views of warlordism and state building to consider the logic of the weak state as it has arisen in challenging, conflict-ridden societies like Afghanistan.--
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Mukhopadhyay, Dipali
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Governors
  • Warlordism
  • Political culture
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139161817
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Atta Mohammad Noor, the Son of Balkh -- Gul Agha Sherzai, the neo-Khan of Nangarhar -- Ismail Khan, the Emir of Herat and Juma Khan Hamdard, the Wandering Wali
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CR9781139161817
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107023925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868068323
Label
Warlords, strongman governors, and the state in Afghanistan, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139161817
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atta Mohammad Noor, the Son of Balkh -- Gul Agha Sherzai, the neo-Khan of Nangarhar -- Ismail Khan, the Emir of Herat and Juma Khan Hamdard, the Wandering Wali
Control code
CR9781139161817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107023925
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868068323

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