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Gender and international aid in Afghanistan : the politics and effects of intervention /
Lina Abirafeh.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
description
viii, 224 p.
ISBN
078644519X (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786445196 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
isbn
078644519X (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786445196 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
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.
abstract
"This book seeks to understand 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 voices of Afghan women and men"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6941382
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lina Abirafeh has worked with isues of gender and development in a variety of countries and contexts, including Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea. She received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 2008 and has published widely on her experiences.
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"This book seeks to understand 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 voices of Afghan women and men"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan 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--for both men and women. 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, Afghanistan specialists and ordinary Afghan women and men.
Main Description
Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan 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.
Unpaid Annotation
"This book seeks to understand 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 is voices of Afghan women and men"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
An Agenda for Social Changep. 9
Discourses on Chaddari Politicsp. 32
Gender and the Aid Apparatusp. 50
Transplanting Democracyp. 69
Afghaniyat and the Gender Orderp. 85
Maida, Maidap. 106
This Is Afghanistanp. 122
Violence in the Aftermathp. 141
Insecurities and Ideological Occupationsp. 163
Dart Terminologyp. 189
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 191
Chapter Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 221
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