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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Thomas H.
dc.contributor.authorMullins, Christopher R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:10Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4803
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to explain why current attempts to expand the reach of the Afghan government in Kabul are met with heavy resistance. It examines the historical dichotomy between state capacity and the prevalence of solidarity groups' opposition to central rule in four Afghan regimes: the monarchy of Amir Abdur Rahman, the communist regime of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Soviet occupation, the Taliban's Islamist theocracy, and President Hamid Karzai's democratic Islamic Republic. Charles Tilly's Four State Activities model is used to subjectively determine each regime's relative degree of state capacity in four areas: war making, statemaking, protection and extraction. The basis and composition of major resistance groups during each regime are then analyzed. This thesis concludes with a comparative analysis of state capacity and resistance in each of the four regimes in order to draw implications for how the current government of Afghanistan can best expand its reach without creating further revolt and insurgency. These findings are not only important for the Government of Afghanistan, but also hold serious implications for prosecution of the Taliban insurgency, as well as future international state building and post-conflict reconstruction efforts.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 167 p. : ill. ; (some col., some maps)en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleState capacity and resistance in Afghanistanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMalley, Michael S.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319720050
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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