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Regime Change In Afghanistan Foreign Intervention And The Politics Of Legitimacy

By Amin Saikal, William Maley Copyright 1991
    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book is a study of regime change in an underdeveloped country with a weak state and strong autonomous social organizations. Regime change is in many countries a traumatic and disruptive experience, but few countries have paid as high a cost to retain traditionally accepted relationships of authority as has Afghanistan since the communist coup

    Preface -- Introduction -- State, Societies, and Political Legitimacy -- The New Regime -- The Opposition -- Soviet Options -- The Geneva Débâcle -- The Aftermath of the Withdrawal -- The Destructuring of Afghanistan -- Conclusion


    Amin Saikal is professor and director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University