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Civil society in crisis: state-building and civil-military relations in Afghanistan

Howell, Jude and Lind, Jeremy (2009) Civil society in crisis: state-building and civil-military relations in Afghanistan. . Non-Governmental Public Action, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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-Civil society is critical to state-building in Afghanistan and thus the achievement of the west’s and Afghanistan’s security interests. -The role envisaged for civil society is depoliticized and limited to service delivery. -Foreign militaries are increasingly involved in development, blurring civil-military boundaries. -State-building and military developmental interventions undermine the independent spaces of civil society for political deliberation. -Civil society needs therefore to articulate more clearly its roles and objectives

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 16:01
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 23:05

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