Afghanistan: Identity, Society And Politics Since 1980 by Micheline Centlivres-demontAfghanistan: Identity, Society And Politics Since 1980 by Micheline Centlivres-demont

Afghanistan: Identity, Society And Politics Since 1980

EditorMicheline Centlivres-demont

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Over the last three decades Afghanistan has been plagued by crisis – from Soviet invasion in 1979 and Taliban rule to US invasion following the events of 9/11. Here the top specialists on Afghanistan, including Olivier Roy, Ahmad Rashid and Jonathan Goodhand, provide a unique overview of the evolution, causes and future of the Afghan crisis. Covering political and military events and examining the role of ethnic groups, religious and ideological factors and the role of the leaders and war chiefs of the period – from the anti-Soviet resistance to the presidency of Hamid Karzai – this book will prove essential reading to all interested in Afghanistan and the wider Middle East region. Examining recent events in the light of the country's economy, Afghan civil society, cultural heritage and state reconstruction attempts, this is a comprehensive and diverse look at a country whose recent history has been marked by internal conflicts and foreign intervention.

Micheline Centlivres-Demont is an anthropologist and specialist on Afghanistan. She has been the editor of Afghanistan Info, an analytical periodical, since 1980. She is the author of Popular Art in Afghanistan: Paintings on Trucks, Mosques and Tea-Houses, and the co-author of Portraits d'Afghanistan, Revoir Kaboul and Afghanistan on...
Title:Afghanistan: Identity, Society And Politics Since 1980Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:March 30, 2015Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Micheline Centlivres-Demont
Introduction; Olivier Roy
PART I: THE PDPA REGIME, 1978 – 1989
1. The Bridge on the Amu-Daria; Micheline Centlivres-Demont  
2. All Roads Lead to Rome; Aziz Zekrya  
3. The Geopolitical Stakes from the Soviet Point of View; Michel Foucher  
4. Pakistan on the Front Line; Jean-Christophe Victor  
5. The Afghanistan Land Reform of 1979 Aftermath; Erwin Grötzbach  
6. The Kabul Government; Chantal Lobato  
7. What is Becoming of the Kyrgyz in Turkey?; Rémy Dor  
8. The Afghan Situation in Summer 1987; Olivier Roy  
9. Towards a Soviet Withdrawal?; Olivier Roy  
10. Afghan Women Today; Pierre Centlivres and Micheline Centlivres-Demont  
11. Pakistan and the Afghan Issue; Mushahid Hussain  
12. Afghanistan: an American View; Selig S. Harrison  
13. The Political Reconstruction of Afghanistan; Rolf Bindemann  
14. The Russians Ready to Intervene in Afghanistan; Pierre Centlivres  
15. Finding a Political Solution; Jean-José Puig  
16. Pakistan's Afghan Policy: No Light at the End of the Tunnel; Mushahid Hussain  
17. Afghanistan and the Arab World; Arnold Hottinger  
18. Consociationalism and Afghan Political Order; William Maley  
19.The Reconstruction of the Afghan State; William Maley  
20. Afghan Women view the Future; Nancy Hatch Dupree  
21. Herat, a Model and an Opportunity for Afghanistan; Bernard Dupaigne  
22. Reflections on the political Development since the Fall of the PDPA Regime; Asta Olesen  
23. From Pashtunistan to Central Asia; Frédéric Grare  
24. The Instability of Power; Barnett R. Rubin  
25. Ethnicity Cannot be the Basis for a Common Policy; Rolf Bindemann  
26. Some Reflection on the Pashtunistan Problem; Sayyid Qasim Reshtia  
27. Regional Impact of the Taliban Breakthrough; Olivier Roy  
28. The Taliban: Fundamentalist, Traditionalist or Totalitarian?; William Maley  
29. The Kabul Museum under the Taliban; Nancy Hatch Dupree  
30. Greater Afghanistan – A Missed Chance?; Ludwig Adamec  
31. The End of US Policy toward Afghanistan?; Barnett R. Rubin  
32. Taliban: The New Forces of Law and Order; Citha Maass  
33. The Taliban: New Revolutionary Dynamics and Regional Context; Gilles Dorronsoro  
34. The Impact of the Taliban on the Afghan Economy; Peter Marsden  
35. The Culture of Music in the Afghan Transnational Community; John Baily  
36. Afghanistan's War Economy and Global Reach; Ahmed Rashid  
37. Farewell to the Buddhas of Bamiyan; Pierre Centlivres  
38. Afghanistan after the Taliban; Olivier Roy  
39. Ethnicity and Politics in Afghanistan. The Role played by Setam-e melli; Antonio Giustozzi  
40. Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Man behind the Legend; Christophe de Ponfilly  
41. Reconstituting State Power in Afghanistan; William Maley  
42. A Bad Start to Reconstruction; Gilbert Etienne  
43. Letter to a Father; Alessandro Monsutti  
44. Agriculture in Afghanistan. A Contribution for a Better Understanding; Raphy Favre  
45. Afghanistan and Pakistan; Ahmed Rashid  
46. The New Afghan Constitution; Micheline Centlivres-Demont  
47. What went wrong? Humanitarianism in Crisis in Afghanistan; Antonio Donini  
48. Five Theses on Structural Instability of Afghanistan; Conrad Schetter  
49. Founding a New Islamic State in Afghanistan; J.P.Singh Uberoi  
50. Making a Presidential System Work; William Maley  
51. The Uzbeks of Afghanistan; Ingeborg Baldauf
52. How Many Nomads Are There in Afghanistan?; Bernt Glatzer  
53. Campaign Harvests; Hamida Aman  
54. Buzkashi Then and Now; Whitney Azoy  
55. Processes of Political Ethnicisation in the Today's Afghanistan; Antonio Giustozzi  
56. Order and Justice in Afghanistan: Some Reflections on the Problem of Amnesty; William Maley  
57. The Afghan Roots of the Neo-Taliban Movement; Antonio Giustozzi  
58. Soviets and Westerners in Afghanistan: What Elements of Continuity?; Gilles Dorronsoro  
59. NGOS and Afghanistan: New Challenges, Old Dilemmas; Jonathan Goodhand  
60. State Administration and Local Power Brokers in Afghanistan's Provinces; Antonio Giustozzi  
61. Afghanistan and the Global Failure of Counter-narcotics; Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy 
62. President Obama and the Future of US Policies in Afghanistan; M. Nazif Shahrani  
63. A Muted Voice? Religious Actors and Civil Society in Post-2001 Afghanistan; Kristian Berg Harpviken and Kaja Borchgrevink  
64. Defending Urban Heritage; Jolyon Leslie  
65. The Hazaras in Afghanistan. Origins and Linguistic Evidence; Abdul Ghafur Rawan Farhadi  
66. The Future of the Afghan National Army: Problems and Reforms; Antonio Giustozzi  
67. Afghan Cultural Heritage as seen by the Afghans; Nancy Hatch Dupree  
68. Will the US Achieve a Permanent Military Presence in Afghanistan?; Peter Marsden  
69. Afghanistan 2011: an Archipelago of Sovereignties; Alessandro Monsutti  
70. Negotiating with the Taliban; William Maley  
71. 'Toward a New Civil War?' Western Withdrawal and the Dynamics of Regionalization; Gilles Dorronsor  
72. Young Afghanistani Refugees in Iran: Professional Training, Work and Perspectives; Khadija Abbasi  
73. China and Afghanistan: A New Phase?; William Maley
74. Afghanistan 2014: Another Excuse for yet More Disaster?; Edward Girardet