Noah Coburn

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Books

Bazaar Politics

Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Market Town

Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011
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Derailing Democracy

Derailing Democracy: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

With Anna Larson
New York: Columbia University Press, 2014
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Articles

Looking Beyond 2014: Elections in Afghanistan's Evolving Political Context (February 2014), Chatham House.
A report on how young people are preparing for the 2014 elections in Afghanistan, some of the challenges they are facing, but also the new, hybrid strategies that they are using to access political power.  

Youth Mobilization and Political Constraints in Afghanistan: The Y Factor (January 2014), with Anna Larson, The United States Institute of Peace.
A report on how young people are preparing for the 2014 elections in Afghanistan, some of the challenges they are facing, but also the new, hybrid strategies that they are using to access political power.  

Afghanistan is a Mess and Other Lies that You have Been Told (2013),  Anthropology News.
A look at how certain narratives about politics in Afghanistan have benefited primarily the political elite. 

Justifying the Means (2013), The United States Institute of Peace.
A paper with Anna Larson looks at perceptions of Afghans towards elections as they prepare for the 2015 vote.