State-building in Afghanistan: Aid, politics, and state capacity

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Asian Survey, Vol. 58 No. 6, November/December 2018

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This article examines post-2001 state-building in Afghanistan. In so doing, it explores how interactions among aid, politics, and state capacity shaped the characteristics of the state by looking at the existing conditions, sources of state income, the development planning process, aid coordination and alignment, and interventions in building state capacity.

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This article was part of a special issue in Asian Survey, focusing on the politics of development in Afghanistan. There are articles from Nematullah Bizhan, Matthew Willner-Reid, and Jasmine Bhatia all of whom were at Oxford University during submission. Nematullah Bizhan was based at the Global Economic Governance Programme/Blavatnik School of Government, Matthew Willner-Reid was at the Department of International Development/Department of Politics and International Relations, and Jasmine Bhatia was at the Department of Politics and International Relations

The whole special issue can be found here.