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Victimhood as Agency: Afghan Women’s Memoirs

Margaret A. Mills

in Orientalism and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327782
eISBN:
9780199388080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327782.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Against non-consideration of women’s self-representation in Said’s indictment of gender stereotypes in Orientalism, this chapter examines nine Afghan women’s recent English memoirs depicting ... More


Power, Corruption and Drug Crop Cultivation

David Mansfield

in A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 2 reflects on the wider literature on state-building and political geography, as well as scholarly work on political settlements, bargains and coalition-building. It offers the theoretical ... More


Strong Actor in a Weak State: The Geopolitics of Hezbollah

Shoghig Mikaelian and Bassel F. Salloukh

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Over the past three decades, Hizbullah’s domestic and regional transformations have turned it into the most powerful non-state actor in Lebanon, and a major player in regional politics. This chapter ... More


Conclusion

Kieran Mitton

in Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The book concludes with a summary of how its findings may help to elucidate various forms and patterns of irrational violence throughout Sierra Leone’s war, and how this can shed light on the ... More


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