EUCACIS Online Paper No. 10: The roots of political instability in Afghanistan and the implications of (mis)governance
The paper looks at two forms of governance in the recent history of Afghanistan: the elected Afghan government and the Taliban, analysing both in terms of their contribution to the current and continued misgovernance of the country. Two concepts are guiding this analysis: the notion of ‘good governance’ as it is defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), and the principles of Islamic governance (Khilafat), as defined by four of the most influential post-modernist Islamic thinkers; juxtaposing the Taliban’s implementation of Islam with these principles. The paper concludes with some recommendations on how to improve the difficult situation in the country.
EUCACIS Online Paper No. 10 can be downloaded here.