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Maley, William 1957-

Works: 143 works in 406 publications in 3 languages and 9,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Surveys 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS371.2, 958.1045
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Maley
From civil strife to civil society : civil and military responsibilities in disrupted states by William Maley( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the challenges have proved daunting. Civil and military actors have different organizational cultures and standard operating procedures and are confronted with the need to work together to perform tasks to which different actors may attach quite different priorities."--Jacket
Rescuing Afghanistan by William Maley( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that only a long-term commitment from the wider world of a type that is rarely ever found, offers a reasonable prospect of rescuing Afghanistan from the dangers it continues to face
The Afghanistan wars by William Maley( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASIAN / MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY: POSTWAR, FROM C 1945 -. William Maley provides an authoritative account of the waves of conflict which, for nearly a quarter of a century, devastated much of the country. This new edition has been updated throughout in the light of the latest research and features a new final chapter which examines post-Taliban Afghanistan, bringing the story up to the present day
Fundamentalism reborn? : Afghanistan and the Taliban by William Maley( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the history, ascendancy and decline of the most dramatic manifestation of Islamic fundamentalism since the Iranian revolution
What is a refugee? by William Maley( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the recent arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum-seekers, a sense of panic has spread across the continent and beyond. William Maley's illuminating introduction offers a guide to the complex idea of "the refugee" and sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into the debate. Arguing that Western states are now reaping the consequences of policies aimed at blocking safe and "legal" access to asylum, 'What is a refugee?' shows why many proposed solutions to the refugee "problem" will exacerbate tension and risk fueling the growth of extremism among people who have been denied all hope. This lucid book also tells of the families and individuals who have sought refuge, highlighting the suffering, separation and dislocation on their perilous journeys to safety. Only through such stories can we properly begin to understand what it is to be a refugee."--
The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan by Amin Saikal( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly ten years of bloodshed and political turmoil have followed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Soviet occupation not only proved a major trauma for the people of Afghanistan; invasion ended at a stroke the growth in superpower detente that had characterized the late 1970s; and back home in the Soviet Union the effects of escalating military costs and over 13,000 young military casualties have been felt at every level of society. The decision to withdraw combat forces under the provisions of the Geneva Accords of April 1988 is one of the most dramatic developments in the international system since the end of the Second World War. Unable to overcome fierce insurgent Mujahideen resistance, the new Soviet leadership under General Secretary Gorbachev has opted to cut its military losses under a veil of UN diplomacy. The effects of this decision will be felt not only in Afghanistan but in the Soviet Union, in Southeast Asia, and in the wider world. This book is designed to explore the background to the decision to withdraw and its broader implications. The authors, all established specialists, examine the Geneva Accords; the future for post-withdrawal Afghanistan; and the impact of withdrawal on regional states, Soviet foreign and domestic policies, the Soviet armed forces, Sino-Soviet relations, and world politics. They write from diverse disciplinary perspectives while bringing together a shared sensitivity to the issues that complicate the Afghan question
Russia in search of its future by Amin Saikal( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's renewal since the collapse of Communism has proved extraordinarily disturbed, and was marked by escalating conflict between President Yeltsin and the Congress of People's Deputies inherited from the Soviet era. This culminated in insurrection and violence on the streets, and when the main rebels were given amnesty in February 1994, the situation remained as uncertain as ever. The contributors to this book analyse a Russia which is searching for its future amid a maelstrom of complex forces - political, economic, socio-cultural, and international. They examine each of these elements of Russia's situation and investigate the role that each may play in shaping Russia's fortunes into the twenty-first century. Their overall conclusion is that, whatever the exact shape of the future, it will be determined both by elements embedded over many generations, and the influence of seven decades of communist rule
Theorising the responsibility to protect( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important developments in world politics in the last decade has been the spread of the idea that state sovereignty comes with responsibilities as well as privileges, and that there exists a global responsibility to protect people threatened by mass atrocities. The principle of the Responsibility to Protect is an acknowledgment by all who live in zones of safety of a duty of care towards those in zones of danger. Thakur and Maley argue that this principle has not been discussed sufficiently in the context of international and political theory, in particular the nature and foundations of political and international order and the strength and legitimacy of the state. The book brings together a range of authors to discuss the different ways in which the Responsibility to Protect can be theorised, using case studies to locate the idea within wider traditions of moral responsibilities in international relations"--
Regime change in Afghanistan : foreign intervention and the politics of legitimacy by Amin Saikal( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Global governance and diplomacy : worlds apart? by A Cooper( Book )

19 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While diplomacy is a well-established topic for study, global governance is a relatively new arrival to the conceptual landscape of international relations. At first glance the two exist in separate worlds with little or no engagement between scholars of one or the other. At the most fundamental level, the absence of dialogue between diplomacy and governance derives from contrasting understandings of the nature of contemporary world politics, including the nature of globalization and the role of the state in the twenty-first century. Examining the relationship between these two concepts for the first time in a comprehensive manner, this book contains rich theoretical and case study analyses by noted academics and diplomatic practitioners."--Back cover
Political order in post-communist Afghanistan by William Maley( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph provides a detailed account of the collapse of the communist regime in Afghanistan and considers steps that can be taken to consolidate post-communist rule. After outlining the historical evolution of the Afghanistan problem, the authors trace the process by which the communist regime progressively unraveled and show why UN efforts to negotiate an internal settlement between the communists and the resistance proved fruitless. They then examine the issues that will need to be addressed if fair elections - endorsed by a wide range of Afghan political groups - are to be held. A discussion of future constitutional arrangements highlights the potential advantages of federalism, consociationalism, and parliamentarianism. The authors conclude with a powerful plea for generous reconstruction aid, without which, they assert, Afghan politics will prove too ferociously competitive for democratic institutions to survive
Australia and Canada in Afghanistan : perspectives on a mission( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan is a long way from both Canada and Australia, but from 2001, fate conspired to bring the three countries together. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Australia and Canada joined the U.S. and other Western allies in attacking al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom began on October 4, 2001, but this was only the beginning of a much longer engagement in Afghanistan for both Canada and Australia, with a legacy much more ambiguous than the initial campaign had promised. Australia and Canada in Afghanistan: Perspectives on a Mission offers twelve essays from distinguished experts and decision-makers involved in the war. Wide-ranging in scope, their work offers fresh analyses of the Afghan War and on Australia's and Canada's contributions to it
Reconstructing Afghanistan : civil-military experiences in comparative perspective by William Maley( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in theatres of operations such as Afghanistan matter -- for both those categories of actors, and for the ordinary people who their interactions serve. Second, the book highlights that these interactions are invariably complex. The third theme, which arises specifically from 'the PRT experience' in Afghanistan, is that such teams vary significantly in their roles, resourcing, and operational environments. Consequently, to appraise the value of 'the PRT experience', it is necessary to unpack the experiences of different PRTs, which the use of case studies allows one to do. The volume comprises an introduction, identifying some key questions to which the PRT experience gives rise, and case studies of the experiences of the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany and France; chapters dealing with the roles played by NGOs and the UN system and a discussion from an Afghan perspective of the implications of civilian casualties. It is the combination of the diverse cases discussed in this book with a focus on the broad challenges of optimising civil-military interactions that makes this book distinctive"--
Afghanistan : challenges and prospects by Srinjoy Bose( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After decades of turmoil a new phase is opening up for Afghanistan, in which a new generation comes to the fore as many of the key players from earlier phases, including foreign interventionist powers, leave the scene. Although this new phase offers new possibilities and increased hope for Afghanistan's future, the huge problems created in earlier phases remain. This book presents a comprehensive overall assessment of the current state of politics and society in Afghanistan, outlining the difficulties and discussing the future possibilities. Many of the contributors are Afghans or Afghan insiders, who are able to put forward a much richer view of the situation than outside foreign observers
Transition in Afghanistan : hope, despair and the limits of statebuilding by William Maley( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by one of the leading authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law and international relations, the book draws out two overarching key factors: the way in which the prevailing neopatrimonial political order, established in an earlier "state-free" period, has become entrenched, making it very difficult for any other political order to take root; and the hostile region in which Afghanistan is located, especially the way in which an ongoing "creeping invasion" from Pakistani territory has compromised the aspirations of both the Afghan government and its international backers to move the country to a more stable position
The Transition from socialism : state and civil society in the USSR( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of politics : an Australian perspective by Chandran Kukathas( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalities in the Baltic States : a survey study by Richard Rose( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelters from the storm : developments in international humanitarian law( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the second Regional Conference on International Humanitarian Law hosted by the Australian Red Cross and the Australian Defence Studies Centre from 12-14 December 1994
Conflict or compromise in the Baltic states? : what do the peoples there think? by Richard Rose( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From civil strife to civil society : civil and military responsibilities in disrupted states
Rescuing AfghanistanThe Afghanistan warsFundamentalism reborn? : Afghanistan and the TalibanThe Soviet withdrawal from AfghanistanRussia in search of its futureGlobal governance and diplomacy : worlds apart?
Alternative Names
Maylī, Vīliyām 1957-

Maylī, Wīliyām 1957-

Mīlī, Wīliyām 1957-

English (250)

Spanish (1)

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