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RECONSTRUCTING AFGHANISTAN

PROSPECTS AND LIMITATIONS

Year: 2011

Bibliography: xviii+286pp

ISBN: 9788175415485

Price: $32

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About the Book

The volume focuses on how domestically-driven processes can be designed to work in Afghanistan and similar contexts, starting with the attributes of such an approach of 'Afghanization'; why some programmes worked and others did not during the 2001-08 period; and suggest some ways forward. The discussions revolve around the themes such as peace-building in post-conflict contexts, challenges and dilemmas of reconstruction and institution-building, progress and pitfalls of the reconstruction and state-building (2001-08), mitigating war effects through development interventions, regional approaches to peace and a grass-roots approach to capacity building in Afghanistan. The book may be useful for research scholars, policy makers and the readers having interest in South Asia.


About Author

Arpita Basu Roy is a PhD from the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge. She is the recipient of the 10th Wrangler Pavate Fellowship for International Studies (2010).

She has authored two books entitled Contemporary Afghanistan: Conflict and Peace-building and Afghanistan: Towards A Viable State.

Binoda Kumar Mishra is a PhD in Disarmament Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is a Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, an autonomous research Institute under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He is the coordinator of a civilian initiative to promote sub-regional cooperation between India and China namely, Kolkata to Kunming (K2K) Forum.


Contents

Introduction

Section I Conflict and Peace-Building in Afghanistan:The Experience So Far

1. Thinking of Security in the Shadow of Conflict
Binoda Kumar Mishra

2. Challenges and Dilemmas of Reconstruction and Institution- Building: Social, Economic and Political Factors
Shahmahmood Miakhel

3. State-Building and Stabilization in Afghanistan-Design Constraints to Effectiveness
Shakti Sinha

4. Indigenisation of Afghan Reconstruction
Jamal Rehman

5. Challenges of Peace-Building in Afghanistan
Sanaullah Tasal

6. The Geo-Political Dynamics of Afghanistan and the American
Strategic Perspective
Sanjeev Bhadauria

7. America's Coming War in Afghanistan: The "Bloody" Iraq Model
Jagmohan Meher

Section II Regional Approaches to Peace in Afghanistan

8. Developing a Regional Approach to Development and Security in Afghanistan
Gulshan Sachdeva

9. Role and Relevance of the Region in Afghanistan
Aunohita Mojumdar

10. Idea and Politics of 'Reconciliation' with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Vishal Chandra

11. Empowering Grassroots through Capacity Building Measures:
Indian Initiatives in Afghanistan
Mondira Dutta

12. The Afghan Cauldron Beyond Kabul
P.L. Dash

13. Afghanistan: A Security Challenge for Eurasia
Sreemati Ganguli

Section III Mitigating War Effects Through Development Interventions

14. Development Interventions in Afghanistan
Abdul Rahman Ulfat Mahmoodi

15. Ownership of Policy-Making in an Aid-Dependent Country: Formulation of Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS): A Case Study
Sayed Muhammad Shah

16. Mitigating War Effects and Promoting Peace-building through an Effective Education System in Afghanistan: Pitfalls and Development
Alef Shah Zadran

17. The Involvement of Jirga System and Role of Community based Councils in Reconstruction of Afghanistan
Farhat Akram


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