Maley, William 1957-
MALEY, William 1957-
University of New South Wales, Australia, senior lecturer, and associate professor of politics for Australian Defence Force Academy; Australian National University, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, research associate, director of Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, 2003—, and professor. Refugee Council of Australia, chairman; Australian Capital Territory, Division of the Australian Red Cross, chairman; Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Australian committee member.
Order of Australia.
(With Fazel Haq Saikal) Afghan Refugee Relief in Pakistan: Political Context and Practical Problems, University College (Canberra, Australia), 1986.
The Politics of Baltic Nationalisms, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), 1990.
(With Chandran Kukathas and David W. Lovell) The Theory of Politics: An Australian Perspective, Longman Cheshire (Melbourne, Australia), 1990.
(With Amin Saikal) Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1991.
(With Chandran Kukathas and David Lovell) The Transition from Socialism: State and Civil Society in Gorbachev's USSR, Longman (London, England), 1991.
(With Fazel Haq Saikal) Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan, Lynne Rienner (Boulder, CO), 1992.
(With David W. Lovell, Ian McAllister, and Chandran Kukathas) The Australian Political System, Longman (Melbourne, Australia), 1995, 2nd edition, 1998.
(Editor) Fundamentalism Reborn?: Afghanistan and the Taliban, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1998.
The Afghanistan Wars, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2002.
(With others) Refugees and the Myth of the Borderless World, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), 2002.
(Editor with Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur) From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States, United Nations University Press (New York, NY), 2003.
William Maley, a professor at Australian National University and foundation director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, is an expert on war-torn societies and the Asia-Pacific region.
Maley wrote Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan with Fazel Haq Saikal. The authors first discuss the culture and history of Afghanistan, then analyze post-communist Afghanistan and its political future. They discuss the possibility of holding democratic elections in Afghanistan and if a constitution could be formed and adhered to. Journal of Peace Research contributor Kristian B. Harpiviken commented, "This is a much needed contribution to an urgent discussion on the political future of Afghanistan."
With Amin Saikal, Maley edited Russia in Search of its Future, a collection of thirteen essays by specialists in that area. The essays discuss the future of Russia's government, economy, and culture after the fall of communism. Europe-Asia Studies contributor Edwin Bacon concluded, "Russia in Search of its Future is a first-class volume of its type."
Maley served as editor for Fundamentalism Reborn?: Afghanistan and the Taliban, a collection of articles about Muslim fundamentalism in Afghanistan. The contributors, all specialists on Afghanistan, answer questions to the Talibanis and how it came into power, who makes up the Taliban, their beliefs, what outside countries support them, and the future of fundamentalism in Afghanistan. Journal of Politics contributor Larry P. Goodson dubbed the work "the first serious book on the most significant Islamic movement of the decade." Choice contributor L. P. Fickett, Jr., described Fundamentalism Reborn? as "a fascinating and thorough analysis."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Political Science Review, June, 1996, Stephen White, review of Russia in Search of Its Future, p. 460.
Choice, October, 1998, L. P. Fickett, Jr., review of Fundamentalism Reborn?: Afghanistan and the Taliban, p. 391.
Digest of Middle East Studies, spring, 1993, Grant Farr, review of Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan, pp. 67-70.
Europe-Asia Studies, Edwin Bacon, review of Russia in Search of Its Future, p. 493.
Foreign Affairs, May, 1999, L. Carl Brown, review of Fundamentalism Reborn?, p. 158.
History: Review of New Books, winter, 2003, Hal Blanton, review of The Afghanistan Wars, p. 81.
International Affairs, March, 2003, Simon Henderson, review of The Afghanistan Wars, pp. 466-467.
Journal of Peace Research, May, 1994, Kristian B. Harpiviken, review of Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan, p. 235.
Journal of Politics, November, 1999, Larry P. Goodson, review of Fundamentalism Reborn?, pp. 1220-1222.
Library Journal, July, 1989, Zachary T. Irwin, review of The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, p. 96.
Middle East Journal, autumn, 1992, Max L. Gross, review of Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy, pp. 693-694.
Middle East Policy, December, 2001, Christopher Boucek, review of Fundamentalism Reborn?, p. 144.
Middle Eastern Studies, April, 1999, M. E. Yapp, review of Fundamentalism Reborn?, p. 191.
Political Studies, March, 1997, Richard Sakwa, review of Russia in Search of Its Future, pp. 118-119.
Russian Review, October, 1990, Jeffrey J. Roberts, review of The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, pp. 516-517.
Slavonic and East European Review, January, 1993, Sarah Ashwin, review of The Transition from Socialism: State and Civil Society in Gorbachev's USSR, pp. 186-187; October, 1996, Mary Buckley, review of Russia in Search of Its Future, pp. 768-769.
Soviet Studies, March, 1992, Ernest Gellner, review of The Transition from Socialism, pp. 353-355.
Third World Quarterly, June, 2002, Amalendu Misra, review of Fundamentalism Reborn?, p. 577.
Times Educational Supplement, January 24, 1992, Mark Almond, "The Morning after the Party," p. 27.
Australian National University Web site,http://www.anu.edu.au/ (May 9, 2003), "William Maley to Head College of Diplomacy."
C. Hurst & Company Web site,http://www.hurstpub.co.uk/ (December 31, 2001).*
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