Gender and international aid in Afghanistan : the politics and effects of intervention
- Lina Abirafeh.
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
- Physical description
- viii, 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Abirafeh, Lina, 1974-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index.
- An agenda for social change
- Discourses on Chaddari politics
- Gender and the aid apparatus
- Transplanting democracy
- Afghaniyat and the gender order
- Maida, Maida
- This is Afghanistan
- Violence in the aftermath
- Insecurities and ideological occupations.
Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghani women as a barometer of social change and political progress. Through the lens of gendered aid intervention, this book seeks to understand how the promise of freedom has largely fallen short. Topics include: the tenuous relationship between social indicators and aid dynamics; the advancing of the gender agenda through Afghanistan's 2005 parliamentary elections; and, the journey from policy formulation to interpretation to implementation through the voices of policy-makers, policy implementers, NGO leaders, and Afghanistan specialists. The final chapter highlights the voices of Afghan women and men.
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- Publication date
- 9780786445196 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 078644519X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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