The Republic and Its Enemies: The Status of the Republic in Afghanistan

This study analyzes the western political theory of the republic; Conceptualizing "Islamic Republic"; a long walk to constitutionalism and republic; the vicious republic; the constraints of the constitution: the rule of law, principle of the separation and balance of powers and counter-majoritarianism; and the causes of the vicious republic. In other words, the study highlights the difference between republic, republicanism and democracy.