Political science

WILLIAM MALEY is the Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy of the Australian National University. Professor Maley specialises in the politics of modern Afghanistan, and in the challenges of managing political transition in severely disrupted states. He is presently researching the problems of using electoral mechanisms to generate legitimacy in such environments, and was an observer at Afghanistan's elections in 2004, 2005 and 2009.

Key appointments in the last ten years include:

  • Chair, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA);
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Council; and
  • Consultant, United Nations' Development Program
  • Associate Professor of Politics, UNSW, January 2000 - June 2003
  • Professor and Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU, July 2003 -

Paul Cullen Award, Austcare (2003)

William Maley (2009) The Afghanistan Wars. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Andrew F Cooper, Brian Hocking & William Maley (eds) (2008) Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? London: Palgrave Macmillan

William Maley (2006) Rescuing Afghanistan. London: Hurst & Co

William Maley, Charles Sampford & Ramesh Thakur (2003) From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States. Tokyo & New York: United Nations University Press

William Maley (ed) (2001) Fundamentalism Reborn?: Afghanistan and the Taliban. New York: New York University Press