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Militia Order in Afghanistan: Guardians or Gangsters? (Contemporary Security Studies) New

Dr. Matthew Dearing | This book examines the varying militia experiments in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 and their outcomes through three sub-national case studies. It argues that successful militia experiments in Afghanistan involved inclusion of local orders, where communities had well-established social structures and accountability mechanisms in place, and state patrons relied upon those structures as a restraint against militia behavior.