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Lough -- Practicing democracy in Afghanistan : key findings on... -- 2011

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Author Lough, Oliver.
Title Practicing democracy in Afghanistan : key findings on perceptions, parliament and elections / Oliver Lough.
Imprint Kabul : Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), 2011.
Physical Description 4 p. ; 30 cm.
Series (Policy note series / Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit).
Notes Caption title.
“May 2011.”
“Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit”—at head of title.
Summary: “This policy note draws on over three years of AREU research into the dynamics of representative governance in Afghanistan at local and national levels (see box below for details). It is intended to be an introductory guide for donors, programme implementers, educators, capacity-builders and others interested in politics in Afghanistan, and identifies relevant AREU reports for further reading, depending on specific fields of interest. The paper is divided into three interconnecting themes: (1) Perceptions among the Electorate, exploring voters’ views on “democracy” and elections, opinions on consensus politics and its relationship to stability, notions of equality, and expectations of MPs. (2) Electoral Dynamics, examining how people vote and why, and strategies candidates and voters use to negotiate power during and after elections. (3) Parliamentary Politics, outlining how MPs interact with their constituents and the executive, political dynamics within parliament, and how MPs manage the costs associated with their positions.”—(p. 1).
Subject Headings Democracy – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
Corporate Body Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU).
Web Address (accessed 26 January 2012)
Accession Number 17054, 17055
Language English
Language Code E
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Record Number 14809