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Local Politics in AfghanistanA Century of Intervention in the Social Order$
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Conrad Schetter

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199327928

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.001.0001

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Reciprocity and Participation

Reciprocity and Participation

Microcredit and Informal Credits in Rural Afghanistan

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Local Politics in Afghanistan

Erna Andersen

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines credit relations in rural Afghanistan, specifically the reciprocity of formal and informal credit. It shows how microcredit loans have underlined existing social relationships and established new ones where they hitherto did not exist. It is the importance of such communal interests, or collective consciousness, which has created a sense of solidarity between the actors and forms the basis for political participation.

Keywords:   credit relations, formal credit, informal credit, microcredit

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