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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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Constructing the Image of a State

Constructing the Image of a State

Local Realities and International Intervention in North-East Afghanistan

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(p.245) 15 Constructing the Image of a State
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Local Politics in Afghanistan
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Katja Mielke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0015

This chapter suggests that local politics in Afghanistan has seen a new quality of social dynamics in the last decade as a result of non-military international development intervention. It argues that, with concrete programmes and projects as part of the international intervention touching ground in north-east Afghanistan, two different orders with respective logics and worldviews have been colliding: the local realms of rural dwellers and the external order paradigm with its own assumptions about local ordering premises and corresponding images. This interface is occupied by development brokers whose influence and power rest in their position or skills in dealing with ‘the other’ social order, its rules, and agents.

Keywords:   local politics, social dynamics, international intervention, social order

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