As an example, in the Middle Ages the concept of "government" in Europe was fuzzy at best. Most people worked the fields and primarily cared about who's the local landowner, rather than about who's the current king or where the current borders of "their" country are located. I'm saying this to illustrate that the concept of "government" is not necessarily the same for every human on the planet, not to imply that Afghanistan is necessarily the same as a Middle Ages state.
Are there any surveys or sociological studies attempting to explain how your average citizen of Afghanistan understands the concept of "government"? I.e. do they care who the "President" is or do they believe that the local tribal leader is much more important? I imagine residents of Kabul might have closer ties to the "official" government so I'm primarily interested in what people outside of Kabul think.