Accession Number : ADA560446


Title :   Value Focused Thinking for Nation Building in Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Riaz, Muhammad S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560446.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 166


Abstract : This thesis is an effort to mathematically model the nation building effort that is underway in Afghanistan. The thesis examines this nation building effort from the perspective of a local person who understands Afghan culture better than a foreigner. The thesis employs value-focused thinking to categorize the factors that we need to focus on for nation building in descending order of priority. This research adds a new dimension to the models already available in the literature and is likely to be more readily embraced by the local people who are sometimes in conflict with American priorities.


Descriptors :   *AFGHANISTAN , *CIVIL AFFAIRS , *CONSTRUCTION , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *SECURITY , *STABILITY , *TRANSITIONS , DECISION MAKING , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , EDUCATION , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HIERARCHIES , INDIGENOUS POPULATION , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , POLICE , RANKING , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE