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dc.contributor.advisorDas Gupta, Tania
dc.creatorRamyar, Khalida
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T19:16:09Z
dc.date.available2015-12-16T19:16:09Z
dc.date.copyright2015-06-15
dc.date.issued2015-12-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/30649
dc.description.abstractUsing the Wikileaks PlusD Archive of US State Department cables from Kabul in 1973, this thesis presents an analysis of the politics of the Helmand Water Treaty between Afghanistan and Iran and the role of the US in Afghanistan's politics at the time. The analysis of the cables shows: a) that US policy was directed towards the promotion of neoliberalism in Afghanistan; b) that Afghanistan in 1973 was the site of a largely neglected struggle for democracy, and c) that the US, as well as the Afghan establishment, worked together to suppress this democratic struggle. These broader political dynamics are illustrated through a focus on the Helmand Water Treaty as discussed in the cables.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectSociology
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectInternational relations
dc.titleAfghanistan Before the Invasions: The Subversion of Democracy in 1973
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineSociology
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2015-12-16T19:16:09Z
dc.subject.keywordsAfghanistan
dc.subject.keywordsHelmand Water Treaty
dc.subject.keywordsWikileaks
dc.subject.keywordsUS Foreign Policy
dc.subject.keywordsNeoliberalism
dc.subject.keywordsFoucault
dc.subject.keywordsSaid
dc.subject.keywordsAbdel-Malek
dc.subject.keywordsOrientalism
dc.subject.keywordsRudyard Kipling
dc.subject.keywordsNATO
dc.subject.keywordsIran
dc.subject.keywordsShafiq


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