Despite the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains a country in dire need of strong international support. This fascinating and clearly written book mines a rich and unique array of data, which was collected in rural areas of Afghanistan by an expert team of researchers, to analyze countrywide trends in the relationship between human security and livelihoods. The team's research and recommendations are published here for the first time.
Neamatollah Nojumi is senior research fellow at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Dyan Mazurana is associate professor and research director at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. Elizabeth Stites is senior researcher at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.
Introduction Chapter 1: Provincial Background and Overview Part I: Rural Afghans and Human Security Chapter 2: Physical Security Chapter 3: Social Issues Chapter 4: Women's Rights Chapter 5: Family and Sexual Systems Chapter 6: Peace Chapter 7: Part I Concluding Thoughts: Seeking Security Part II: Rural Afghans and Livelihoods Chapter 8: Livelihoods and Natural Resources of Rural Afghans Chapter 9: Rural Livelihoods, Labor, and Income Chapter 10: International Assistance Chapter 11: Part II Concluding Thoughts: Linking Human Security and Livelihoods Part III: Rural Afghans and Systems of Justice: Formal, Traditional, and Customary Chapter 12: Formal Justice Systems Chapter 13: Traditional and Customary Systems of Justice Chapter 14: Part III Concluding Thoughts: Strengthening Justice and Rule of Law Systems Chapter 15: Moving Towards Human Security Afterword