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Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State

Bizhan, Nematullah

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The relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors’ interests, aid modalities and the recipient’s pre-existing institutional and socio-political conditions. This book argues that, in the case of Afghanistan, the country inherited conditions that were not favourable for effective state building. Although some of the problems that emerged in the post-2001 state building process were predictable, the types of interventions that...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBizhan, Nematullah
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-04T21:51:56Z
dc.date.available2019-12-04T21:51:56Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781138047617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/187440
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors’ interests, aid modalities and the recipient’s pre-existing institutional and socio-political conditions. This book argues that, in the case of Afghanistan, the country inherited conditions that were not favourable for effective state building. Although some of the problems that emerged in the post-2001 state building process were predictable, the types of interventions that occurred—including an aid architecture which largely bypassed the state, the subordination of state building to the war on terror, and the short horizon policy choices of donors and the Afghan government—reduced the effectiveness of the aid and undermined effective state building.
dc.format.extent214 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.isversionof1st edition Edition
dc.rights© 2018 Nematullah Bizhan
dc.titleAid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor160603 - Comparative Government and Politics
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4334722xPUB257
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationBizhan, Nematullah, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
dc.date.updated2019-07-21T08:16:09Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationUK
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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