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The Politicisation of Afghanistan’s High Schools

Political activism in Afghanistan’s high schools is not new. Already during the 1960s and 1970s, the country’s new political parties identified schools and universities as ideal recruitment grounds. The New Leftist and Islamist parties... Read More

Date: July 2015 | Download Now


Politics and governance in Afghanistan: The case of Kandahar

The second in a series of case studies undertaken by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit(AREU) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC)’s work, this research aim... Read More

Date: July 2015 | Download Now


Mapping village variability in Afghanistan: The use of cluster analysis to construct village typologies

The evidence and analysis reported in this paper point to important differences between villages in the ways village elite behaves and the consequences this might have for the generation of public goods, both old and new, within the vi... Read More

Date: May 2015 | Download Now


AREU mourns the tragic loss of former director Paula Kantor

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic loss of Dr. Paula Kantor in the aftermath of an attack at the Park Palace Hotel on Wednesday, May 13, in Kabul, Afghanistan. “Paula gave her life here – like many other selfless h... Read More

Date: May 2015 | Download Now


Afghanistan Research Newsletter

From 2005-2011 AREU’s library produced thirty issues of the Afghanistan research newsletter (the last issue was released in July/August 2011). For a number of reasons publication ceased; however, now with renewed interest AREU is again... Read More

Date: April 2015 | Download Now


Separation of Powers in Afghanistan: Theory and Practice

or both historical and practical reasons the drafters of the 2004 constitution provided for a strong Executive Branch. Not only was power centralised at the centre but the executive was also granted extensive powers to keep the whole o... Read More

Date: April 2015 | Download Now


Evolution of Fundamental Rights in Afghanistan: 1924-2004

Among Afghanistan’s six constitutions, the 1931, 1964 and 2004 constitutions are important landmarks for the evolution of fundamental rights in the country. The discourse surrounding the drafting processes of the 1931 and 1964 constitu... Read More

Date: April 2015 | Download Now


Separation of Powers under the Afghan Constitution: A Case Study

The separation of power under the Afghan Constitution suffers from flaws, both on paper and in practice. Power is firmly tilted in favor of the executive, at the expense of the judiciary and the legislature. The no-confidence vote agai... Read More

Date: May 2015 | Download Now


The A to Z Guide to Assistance in Afghanistan

The guide provide an extensive glossary of assistance terms, an overview of Afghanistan’s system of government, key primary documents, and an extensive contact directory that includes government agencies, NGOs, donors and internation... Read More

Date: March 2015 | Download Now


Annual Seminar Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

This seminar brought together representatives from the Afghan government, domestic and international civil society organizations, and research institutes. Additionally, there were key experts in sub-national governance, livelihoods, an... Read More

Date: February 2015 | Download Now


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