Bridging State and Civil Society: Informal Organizations in Tajik/ Afghan Badakhshan

Book Talk
Central Asia and Caucasus Seminar
Event Format

In her new book, Bridging State and Civil Society, Suzanne Levi-Sanchez provides an in-depth study of parts of Central Asia and Afghanistan that remain marginalized from the larger region. As such, the people have developed distinct ways of governing and surviving, sometimes in spite of the state and in part because of informal organizations. Eight case studies focus on particular informal organizations, how and by what rules they operate, what their structures are, and how they interact with official state institutions, civil society, familial networks, and development organizations.

Join us for a discussion of this book with the author Dr. Suzanne Levi-Sanchez, Dr. Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili and Ambassador (ret.) Robert Finn.

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