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  1. Beskrivelse

    This book explores why the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands have remained largely independent of state controls throughout the twentieth century. 4 maps

    Udgivelsesdato:
    22-12-2016
    Leveringstid:
    2-4 hverdage
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  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    22-12-2016
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9781107571563
    Sidetal:
    256
    Vægt:
    390
    Højde:
    15
    Bredde:
    152
    Længde:
    228
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Format:
    Paperback
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      The Defiant Border explores why the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands have remained largely independent of state controls from the colonial period into the twenty-first century. This book looks at local Pashtun tribes' modes for evading first British colonial, then Pakistani, governance; the ongoing border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan; and continuing interest in the region from Indian, US, British, and Soviet actors. It reveals active attempts by first British, then Pakistani, agents to integrate the tribal region, ranging from development initiatives to violent suppression. The Defiant Border also considers the area's influence on relations between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, as well as its role in the United States' increasingly global Cold War policies. Ultimately, the book considers how a region so peripheral to major centers of power has had such an impact on political choices throughout the eras of empire, decolonization, and superpower competition, up to the so-called 'war on terror'.

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