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Crime and war in Afghanistan Part 1: the Hobbesian solution

Braithwaite, John; Wardak, Ali


This article views Afghanistan less as a war, and more as a contest of criminalized justice systems. The Taliban came to power because they were able to restore order to spaces terrorized by armed gangs and Mujahideen factions. After the Taliban's 'defeat' in 2001, their resurgence was invited by the failure of state justice and security institutions. The Taliban returned with a parallel court system that most Afghans viewed as more effective and fair than the state system. Polls suggest judges...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: The British Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azs065


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