The Afghan State: Internal Colonization, Ethnic Hegemony and Resistance

11 Pages Posted: 15 May 2017

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Javeed Ahwar

Utrecht Universit; Leiden University

Date Written: May 13, 2017

Abstract

Afghanistan is often misunderstood as a country of Pashtuns, while Pashtuns like any other ethnic group compose only a minority. In this paper, the roots of this misunderstanding are touched upon. While colonization as a phenomenon has almost disappeared at state-level, within the states this it has been maintained in the forms of ethnic hegemony and suppression of pluralism. Afghanistan makes a special case study to relook at this matter.

Keywords: Pashtunization, Hegemony, Ethnic-racism, Resistance, Afghanistan

Suggested Citation

Ahwar, Ahmad Javeed, The Afghan State: Internal Colonization, Ethnic Hegemony and Resistance (May 13, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2967955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2967955

Ahmad Javeed Ahwar (Contact Author)

Utrecht Universit ( email )

Netherlands

Leiden University ( email )

India

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