Abdullah Athayi, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Notions of ‘democracy-promotions’ in Afghanistan’s post-2001 transition politics among Afghan Diaspora in Germany

This PhD proposal explores the notions and roles of Afghan Diaspora in democracy-building in Afghanistan post-2001 transition politics. Diaspora has emerged as remarkable actor of development due to the feeling of belonging and the willingness to contribute to the political, social and economic development of their homeland. The notions and roles of Afghan diaspora and refugee elites as forced displaced people in European countries and particularly in Germany seems important in understanding their relations within their communities and the political and social development of their homeland as most of them shaped the country’s peace and democracy building processes since 2001 transition politics.

As the first research in its kind, this thesis is an attempt to contribute to the body of knowledge on (post-) conflict peace and democracy building by focusing on the roles of Diaspora in peace-democracy promotion of Afghanistan.