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Between Law and Customs: Normative Interconnections in Kabul’s Tribunals
(Diogenes vol. Vol. 60(3-4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-01-01)
The Afghan normative scenario is composed of customary practices, shari’a principles, laws promulgated by the state and international law. Studies on this arsenal tend to give special attention to the coexistence and/or ...
A Contradictory Mission? NATO from Stabilization to Combat in Afghanistan
(International Peacekeeping vol. 15 no. 2 April, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-05-01)
Between 2001 and 2007, the United States and NATO gradually abandoned the commitment to a light military footprint in Afghanistan, initially adopted to avoid making the same mistakes as the Soviet Union. A heavy footprint, ...
Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan
(Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 60, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
In anthropological and legal literature, the phenomenon termed ‘legal pluralism’ has been interpreted as a co-presence of legal orders which act in relation to their own ‘levels’ of referring ‘fields’. The Afghan normative ...
Law as an Anti-Value. Justice, Violence and Suffering in the Logic of Becoming
(Anthropology Today vol. Vol 30(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
Anthropologists are chronologically only the latest to have adopted justice (and injustice) as an object of (critical) inquiry. Even among anthropologists, however, the radical critical cry that law is the instrument par ...
Gli hazara dell'Afghanistan tra asservimento, guerra ed emancipazione
(LARES. Quadrimestrale di studi demoetnoantropologici vol. 2016/2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-01-01)
This article analyses the link between politics of enslavement, war and collective emancipation with particular reference to the Hazaras, an ethnic-religious minority of Afghanistan. The main objective of this paper is to ...
Corruption, Legal Modernisation and Judicial Practice in Afghanistan
(Asian Studies Review vol. 37(4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Afghanistan’s justice system is currently at a crucial and troubled stage of development that will determine its effectiveness. This article focuses on the phenomenon of corruption inside judicial institutions. By integrating ...
Reconstruction as Modernisation: The 'post-conflict' project in Afghanistan
(Third World Quarterly vol. 28 no. 7, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007-09-01)
This paper examines the post-war reconstruction programme in Afghanistan, arguing that it contains the seeds of radical social change. The paper analyses the tensions of the present reconstruction project in light of the ...
Boredom and Crisis in the Humanitarian Realm
(Anthropology Today vol. 30(6), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
‘Humanitarian boredom’ produces its own perspective on the world, providing a ‘point of entry’ to the observation of humanitarianism in practice. In this paper, while problematizing both a general understanding of boredom ...
Land, Property Rules and Disputes in Kabul
(Iran Nameh vol. 29(3-4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-01-01)