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dc.contributor.authorKohnadi, Jawid
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-29T22:09:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-29T22:09:48Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationKohnadi, Jawid. The powerless Majority: Young Afghans Struggle for Political Power and Participation since 2001. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/39039
dc.description.abstractAfghan society is characterized by a patriarchal hierarchy, meaning that it is primarily elderly men who bear the authority to make decisions. Youths and women are either marginalized or excluded from all levels of the decision-making processes; whether it is in the family or in society. It is a rough environment for political engagement. Young Afghans despite their increased individual resources and political orientation are still in the margins and struggle to gain access to decision-making organs. However, despite many opportunities, marginalized group have not managed to succeed in their goal of political inclusion. By studying the youth perception of the current political issues and their field and method of engagement, I argue that there are two main obstacles that have held the youth back. The first is that youths are not as conscious of their social and political status as they perceived to be. Therefore, they lack the required motivation to identify themselves as a group. Therefor they cannot mobilize effective collective actions to improve their social statues. The second obstacle is that youth movements today despite fundamental differences apply the same organizational structure and ideological base as youth movements in 1960s and 70s. I argue that without introducing new ideas and formula they will face the same destiny as youth movements in 1960s and 70s.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectYouth
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectDecision
dc.subjectmaking
dc.subjectExclusion
dc.subjectAfghanistan
dc.titleThe powerless Majority: Young Afghans Struggle for Political Power and Participation since 2001eng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2014-03-29T22:09:48Z
dc.creator.authorKohnadi, Jawid
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-43218
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/39039/1/Master-Thesis-UiO-STV-Jawid-Kohnadi-31-10-2013.pdf


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