Professor Mazurana examines human security in Afghanistan: "Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan"
Published by Rowman & Littlefield: Oxford & Boulder
Date: January 1, 2010
This fascinating and clearly written book mines a rich and unique array of data, which was collected in rural areas of Afghanistan by the authors, to analyze countrywide trends in the relationship between human security and livelihoods. The authors' deeply informed policy recommendations will help to focus further action on vital issues such as co-optation of aid by armed political groups; water scarcity; contamination and degradation of the environment; education; health care; agriculture, livestock, and land health; and justice. A valuable resource for students, policymakers, donor governments, and national and international organizations, Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan opens a rare window into the otherwise hidden lives of the people of rural Afghanistan.