||Bandits, borderlands and opium wars : Afghan state-building viewed from the margins / Jonathan Goodhand.
||Copenhagen, Denmark : Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), 2009.
||28 p. ; 30 cm.
||(Working paper / Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) ; 2009:26).
||“DIIS working paper 2009:26”.
Includes bibliography (p. 25-27).
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS).
“DIIS working paper, Markets for peace?”—at head of title.
Summary: This paper explores the linkages between the drugs economy, borderlands and “post-conflict” state-building in Afghanistan through an analysis of Sheghnan, a remote district on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border in the north-east. The drug economy is presented as an important part of the story of borderland transformation in Sheghnan, i.e. because of the drug trade borders are no longer marginalized but have become a resource to be exploited by the centre (Abstract).
||Afghanistan – Boundaries – Tajikistan.
Tajikistan – Boundaries – Afghanistan.
Drug traffic – Afghanistan – Badakhshan – Shighnan.
Afghanistan – Badakhshan Province – Shighnan – Economic conditions.
Afghanistan – Badakhshan Province – Shighnan – Social conditions.
||http://www.ciaonet.org/wps/diis/0017850/f_0017850_15296.pdf (accessed 31 December 2009)