Monthly Archives: December 2010

What now?

Here are just two links we looked at last week by way of conclusion. They both illustrate the complexity of the matter. The first one is a New York Times article about the use of PowerPoint in the military. The … Continue reading

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Is ‘liberal peace’ the panacea for Afghanistan?

Monday was our last session here in Evanston. Needless to say, I had a great time and really hope I will get the opportunity to teach that class again. It was a lot of work of course, but definitely worth … Continue reading

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Patrimonialism

This week, our group discussed patrimonial politics. There is probably no better place to do that than Chicago! We looked more closely at the reality of the state-building project for Afghanistan, but tried to step away from the dominant Western … Continue reading

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