How Bad Governance Led to Conflict: The Case of Swat, Pakistan
AbstractThe paper presents an alternative narrative to the what led to conflict in the once peaceful Swat Valley in Pakistan. The widely discussed view has been that Talibanization is what led to the conflict but this paper argues that it was in fact bad governance over a period of time that led to this conflict by creating an environment where a governance vacuum existed. This vacuum was exploited by local groups to establish their control over the region. The research is evidenced by a field study that gauged public perception.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35357.
Date of creation: 15 Nov 2012
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Conflict; International Aid; Aid Effectiveness; Swat; Pakistan; Governance; Armed Conflict; Post Conflict Reconstruction;
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