Topographies of Power and Struggles over Land Control: Towards a Great Transformation in Afghanistan

This research grounds debates on the current revaluation of land ownership throughout the so- called Global South in the Afghan context. Conflicts over land use and ownership that re-emerged after the US-led intervention in Afghanistan in late 2001 provide the entry point to study how more than three decades of war and social strife have inscribed themselves in the Afghan political economy and led to profound social transformations. This research builds on an increasing body of literature that shows how the language of legal claims and the use of violence are mutually constitutive modes of operating in processes of dispossession, redistribution and commodification of land.

PhD Director(s):
PhD Director: Alessandro Monsutti
Jury Member(s): Jean-Pierre Jacob

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