The legitimization strategy of the Taliban's code of conduct : through the one-way mirror
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
XXII, 293 p. : tabl., diagr. ; 24 cm
Bibliographie : 257-284. Index
The Afghan Taliban are often judged against international norms; what is, however, less known is that they have produced their own set of norms designed to guide their conduct. In this insightful study, Yoshinobu Nagamine examines the Taliban's internal code of conduct, the Layeha. He analyses the Layeha in comparison with Islamic law and international humanitarian law and conducts interviews with Taliban members to understand how they interpret and refer to the Layeha. The results of these interviews give readers and insider's view of the legitimization strategy of the Taliban leadership.