Chapter 6: Experiment with Democracy, 1963-1973

Saikal, Amin
October 2006
Modern Afghanistan;2006, p133
Book Chapter
Chapter 6 of the book "Modern Afghanistan" is presented. It discusses the changes that happened when King Zahir Shah assumed power after Mohammed Daoud stepped down from the leadership of Afghanistan. Said changes are in the area of democratisation of politics, liberalisation of social and economic aspects of life and forging foreign relations. The reform programmes started are mentioned to be insufficient to make significant structural changes in Afghanistan as there were factors which hindered them which are also discussed.


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