Regime Change In Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention And The Politics Of Legitimacy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Regime Change In Afghanistan

Foreign Intervention And The Politics Of Legitimacy, 1st Edition

By Amin Saikal, William Maley


190 pages

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pub: 2019-06-04
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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

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies