The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region

The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region

by N. Nojumi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312295847

ISBN-13: 9780312295844

Pub. Date: 01/23/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book describes the turbulent political history of Afghanistan from the communist upheaval of the 1970s through to the aftermath of the events of 11 September 2001. It reviews the importance of the region to external powers and explains why warfare and instability have been endemic. The author analyses in detail the birth of the Taliban and the bloody rise to

Overview

This book describes the turbulent political history of Afghanistan from the communist upheaval of the 1970s through to the aftermath of the events of 11 September 2001. It reviews the importance of the region to external powers and explains why warfare and instability have been endemic. The author analyses in detail the birth of the Taliban and the bloody rise to power of fanatic Islamists, including Osama bin Laden, in the power vacuum following the withdrawal of US aid. Looking forward, Nojumi explores the ongoing quest for a third political movement in Afghanistan - an alternative to radical communists or fanatical Islamists and suggests the support that will be neccessary from the international community in order for such a movement to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312295844
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/23/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Historical Background The Political Elements of Afghan Society The Theory of Mass Mobilization Mass Mobilization in Afghanistan Violence: A source for Authority Traditional Political System Modern Political Parties in Afghanistan The DRA's Social and Economic Reforms Violence, the Leading Element of Mobilization The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan The Phenomena of Civil War In Afghanistan Politicization of Ethnic Groups The PDPA & Ethnic Groups Centralism Against Individualism and Autonomy Zonal Division of Afghanistan The Afghan Mujahedin and Mass Mobilization The First Phase of Civil War The Formation of a Third Movement Missing the Only Chance The Rise of Taliban The Source of Taliban Forces in Afghanistan The Taliban Tactics and Strategies The Political Ideology of Taliban Taliban Advance Toward Mazr-e-Sharif Taliban Advance in The North The Road into the Future Fraction in the Taliban Leadership Afghanistan in the International System The Peace Efforts Conclusions Epilogue

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