The Resource The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system, Barnett R. Rubin

The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system, Barnett R. Rubin

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The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system
Title
The fragmentation of Afghanistan
Title remainder
state formation and collapse in the international system
Statement of responsibility
Barnett R. Rubin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Afghanistan has long been a country in turmoil. For decades, imperial powers, Islamic fundamentalists, tribal warriors, and communists have struggled for control of a nation that is geographically and ethnically fragmented. Their conflict reached a peak in the fourteen-year-long civil war that erupted in 1978, a war that resulted in the disintegration of Afghanistan as a state. This fascinating book is a complete analysis of the Afghan civil war, from the 1978 communist coup to the fall of Najibullah, the last Soviet-installed president, in 1992. Drawing on interviews and unpublished private and government documents, Barnett Rubin shows how both the communist regime and the mujahidin (Islamic resistance) recruited leaders and mobilized resources for the conflict, and how international changes - from the election of Ronald Reagan to the collapse of the Soviet Union - affected the Afghan state. Rubin argues that the origins, conduct, and resolution of the war were a function of Afghanistan's connections to the international community, for Afghanistan was incorporated into a state system not of its own making, and foreign financial and military assistance transformed both tribalism and fundamentalism to the point that they are as much creations of international conflict as the resurgence of local traditions. Using theories of state formation and breakdown and of revolution, Rubin provides a comparative framework that makes it possible to integrate this investigation with other studies of Cold War regional conflict and post-Cold War state breakdown
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DLC
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Rubin, Barnett R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.R8 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Sowjetunion
  • Burgeroorlogen
  • Bezettingen
  • Politisches System
  • Afghanistan-Konflikt <1979-1992>
Label
The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system, Barnett R. Rubin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-365) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afghanistan, mirror of the world -- Social structure under the old regime -- State, tribe, and the international system: from gunpowder empires to the cold war -- Rentier state and rentier revolutionaries -- Failure of revolution from above -- Under Soviet occupation: party, state, and society, 1980-1985 -- Soviet withdrawal, political retreat: state and society, 1986-1991 -- Origins of the movement of Jihad -- International aid, war, and national organization -- International aid, war, and local and regional organization -- Mujahidin after Soviet withdrawal -- State collapse after the cold war: Afghanistan without foreign aid
  • Appendixes. Note on sources -- Political actors in Afghanistan, 1973-1994 -- Financing of government expenditure, 1952-1988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780300059632
Lccn
94021189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30700299
  • (OCoLC)ocm30700299
Label
The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system, Barnett R. Rubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afghanistan, mirror of the world -- Social structure under the old regime -- State, tribe, and the international system: from gunpowder empires to the cold war -- Rentier state and rentier revolutionaries -- Failure of revolution from above -- Under Soviet occupation: party, state, and society, 1980-1985 -- Soviet withdrawal, political retreat: state and society, 1986-1991 -- Origins of the movement of Jihad -- International aid, war, and national organization -- International aid, war, and local and regional organization -- Mujahidin after Soviet withdrawal -- State collapse after the cold war: Afghanistan without foreign aid
  • Appendixes. Note on sources -- Political actors in Afghanistan, 1973-1994 -- Financing of government expenditure, 1952-1988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780300059632
Lccn
94021189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30700299
  • (OCoLC)ocm30700299

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