State Building in Afghanistan: Aid, Politics and State Capacity. Asian Survey

Nemat Bizhan

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Abstract

Sourcesofstaterevenuehaveimplicationsforthebuildingofstateinstitutionsandgovernance.State-buildingcruciallydependsonhowrevenueis collected,includingthecompromisesrulersmakewiththeircitizenstocollect (anduse)revenue,theinstitutionalcapacitythestatedevelopstoachievethis task,andtheextenttowhichtheinstitutionalarrangementsreflecttheinterestsofboththerulersandtheruled.Thestate-buildingliteraturedemonstratesthatrevenuesourcesmayhavedifferentimplicationsforthepatternof state-building.Taxandnon-taxrevenues(oilandforeignaid)thusproduce particularpoliticalandinstitutionaloutcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973–994
JournalAsian Survey
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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