Pakistan A Hard Country

Pakistan  A Hard Country

Lieven's profound and sophisticated analysis paves the way for clearer understanding of this remarkable and highly contradictory country.

Author: Anatol Lieven

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141969299

Category: History

Page: 592

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DAILY TELEGRAPH and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2012 2011 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST In the wake of Pakistan's development of nuclear weapons, unpoliceable border areas, shelter of the Afghan Taliban and Bin Laden, and the spread of terrorist attacks by groups based in Pakistan to London, Bombay and New York, there is a clear need to look further than the simple image of a failed state so often portrayed in the media, and to see instead a country of immense complexity and importance. Lieven's profound and sophisticated analysis paves the way for clearer understanding of this remarkable and highly contradictory country.
Categories: History

Pakistan

Pakistan

An expert's compelling portrait of the complex, volatile country now situated at the fulcrum of international concerns

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An expert's compelling portrait of the complex, volatile country now situated at the fulcrum of international concerns
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Climate Change and the Nation State

Climate Change and the Nation State

'This is one of those rare books that have something really important to say.

Author: Anatol Lieven

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241394083

Category: Science

Page: 240

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'This is one of those rare books that have something really important to say. Anatol Lieven is telling his fellow realists that at this moment the world's great powers are far more threatened by climate change than they are by each other' Ivan Krastev, author of The Light That Failed In the past two centuries we have experienced wave after wave of overwhelming change. Entire continents have been resettled; there are billions more of us; the jobs done by countless people would be unrecognizable to their predecessors; scientific change has transformed us all in confusing, terrible and miraculous ways. Anatol Lieven's major new book provides the frame that has long been needed to understand how we should react to climate change. This is a vast challenge, but we have often in the past had to deal with such challenges: the industrial revolution, major wars and mass migration have seen mobilizations of human energy on the greatest scale. Just as previous generations had to face the unwanted and unpalatable, so do we. In a series of incisive, compelling interventions, Lieven shows how in this emergency our crucial building block is the nation state. The drastic action required both to change our habits and protect ourselves can be carried out not through some vague globalism but through maintaining social cohesion and through our current governmental, fiscal and military structures. This is a book which will provoke innumerable discussions.
Categories: Science

Climate Change and the Nation State

Climate Change and the Nation State

"This book has its origins in a growing sense of alarm, of frustration, and of futility.

Author: Anatol Lieven

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190090180

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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"This book has its origins in a growing sense of alarm, of frustration, and of futility. As international efforts to reduce emissions have failed repeatedly to meet their targets, even as warnings by experts about the existential dangers of climate change and the need for haste have grown, I developed a stronger and stronger sense of the comparative irrelevance of most of the issues on which I have been working in the areas of international relations and security studies. A revelatory moment came when I was researching the growing tension between the USA and China over the Chinese military occupation of reefs and sandbanks in the South China Sea. I suddenly realised that as a long-term issue these places will be meaningless for both sides: because if nations, and China and the USA above all, fail to take action to limit climate change, then by the end of this century rising sea levels and intensified typhoons will have put the sources of these tensions under water again. The rush of Western security establishments towards a "new cold war" with China and Russia (and new US threats of war with Iran) provided an additional impetus to write this book; for in all the innumerable articles and essays on this subject, hardly one has mentioned the destructive effects of hostility between China and the West on international co-operation against climate change"--
Categories: Political Science

The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

Anatol Lieven, Pakista: A Hard Country (London: Allen Lane, 2011), p. 71. For a concise summary of Bhutto's career, see Talbot, Pakistan: A Modern History, pp. 423–424. Wolpert, Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan: His Life and Times, p. 3.

Author: Eamon Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135169428

Category: History

Page: 240

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This volume examines the social, and political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of terrorism in Pakistan, employing an historical and critical terrorism studies perspective.
Categories: History

Cricket A Political History of the Global Game 1945 2017

Cricket  A Political History of the Global Game  1945 2017

hard. country. Pakistani. cricket. since. 1947. In 2011 the historian and former Times correspondent Anatol Lieven ... to explain the book's title, he replied that Pakistan was a hard country to govern and similarly hard to understand.

Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317557296

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

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Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly on its mythic past and partly on its capacity to repackage itself. This ambitious new history recounts the politics of cricket around the world since the Second World War, examining key cultural and political themes, including decolonisation, racism, gender, globalisation, corruption and commercialisation. Part One looks at the transformation of cricket cultures in the ten territories of the former British Empire in the years immediately after 1945, a time when decolonisation and the search for national identity touched every cricket playing region in the world. Part Two focuses on globalisation and the game’s evolution as an international sport, analysing: social change and the Ashes; the campaigns for new cricket formats; the development of the women’s game; the new breed of coach; the limits to the game’s global expansion; and the rise of India as the world’s leading cricket power. Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017 is fascinating reading for anybody interested in the contemporary history of sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Religionsfreiheit Meinungsfreiheit und christlicher Glaube

Religionsfreiheit  Meinungsfreiheit und christlicher Glaube

Lieven, Anatol: Pakistan. A Hard Country, London 2012 <Reprint from 2011=. Manchanda, Rita <Hg.=: Pakistan, in: The No8Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia, South Asian Forum for Human Rights, Delhi 2006, 27;33.

Author: Jürgen Schuster

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643138293

Category: Faith

Page: 303

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Das Recht auf Meinungs- und Religionsfreiheit ist als Grundrecht mit der Würde eines jeden Menschen fest verknüpft. Trotzdem leben nach Auskunft des ,Institute on Religion and Public Policy' rund 75 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung in Ländern mit starken Einschränkungen gegenüber religiösen Minderheiten. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat sich die IHL im Rahmen eines Symposiums mit dem Thema beschäftigt. Der Band enthält Beiträge zu den geschichtlichen Wurzeln von Religionsfreiheit, zur Geschichte in der Spätantike und Teilen Europas, zu religionstheologischen und philosophischen Aspekten, sowie religionswissenschaftliche Beiträge zur Religionsfreiheit in islamischen Kontexten.
Categories: Faith

The Pakistan Paradox

The Pakistan Paradox

Anatol Lieven, Pakistan. A Hard Country, op. cit., p. 342. Ansar Abbassi, “37pc Baloch favor independence: UK survey”, News, 13 August 2012. Farhan Hanif Siddiqui, “Security Dynamics in Pakistani Balochistan”, op. cit., p. 163.

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190613303

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

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Pakistan was born as the creation of elite Urdu-speaking Muslims who sought to govern a state that would maintain their dominance. After rallying non-Urdu speaking leaders around him, Jinnah imposed a unitary definition of the new nation state that obliterated linguistic diversity. This centralisation - 'justified' by the Indian threat - fostered centrifugal forces that resulted in Bengali secessionism in 1971 and Baloch, as well as Mohajir, separatisms today. Concentration of power in the hands of the establishment remained the norm, and while authoritarianism peaked under military rule, democracy failed to usher in reform, and the rule of law remained fragile at best under Zulfikar Bhutto and later Nawaz Sharif. While Jinnah and Ayub Khan regarded religion as a cultural marker, since their time theIslamists have gradually prevailed. They benefited from the support of General Zia, while others, including sectarian groups, cashed in on their struggle against the establishment to woo the disenfranchised. Today, Pakistan faces existential challenges ranging from ethnic strife to Islamism, two sources of instability which hark back to elite domination. But the resilience of the country and its people, the resolve of the judiciary and hints of reform in the army may open up new possibilities.
Categories: Political Science

America Right Or Wrong

America Right Or Wrong

This examination of the American national character provides a sobering look at the course foreign policy has taken since 9/11, revealing how the combination of two contradictory brands of nationalism have undermined American security and ...

Author: Anatol Lieven

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199660254

Category: History

Page: 297

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An examination of the American national character provides a sobering look at the course foreign policy has taken since 9/11, revealing how the combination of two contradictory brands of nationalism have undermined American security and the war against terrorism -- publisher's description.
Categories: History

Pakistan

Pakistan

the risks of doing nothing in Pakistan are absolutely enormous , and if we can use some well targeted aid programmes to ... 25 Pakistan a Hard Country , Anatol Lieven , p 21 26 Purchasing Power Parity An economic theory that estimates ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 021505556X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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Britain enjoys a close relationship and has long established ties with Pakistan which has real poverty and serious security problems. But the Committee is concerned that not enough tax is raised in Pakistan to fully finance improvements in the quality of life for poor people. Accordingly, the UK Government is called to: work with other donor countries to encourage joint and concerted efforts to require progress on tax policy and revenue collection within Pakistan; use its influence within the International Monetary Fund to ensure this key institution also presses for urgent reform of Pakistan's tax system; support a nationwide, strategic communication plan within Pakistan to explain the need and benefits of tax policy change and to build domestic political momentum for reform. Furthermore, it is vital for Pakistan, and its relations with external aid donors, that it provides clear evidence that it will own and implement an effective anti-corruption strategy. DFID must likewise set measurable targets against which to measure and confirm positive impacts arising from effective investment in anti-corruption measures. In more detailed comments, the value delivered by the DFID Maternal and New-born Health Programme is acknowledged but scepticism is expressed about recent efforts to 'scale-up' at a provincial level. Closer to home, the Committee also calls on UK DFID to explore innovative ways to work more closely with the UK Pakistani diaspora, to improve their participation in monitoring DFID projects and, where appropriate, to align diaspora funding and remittance flows to Pakistan with DFID supported programmes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Islamic Peace Ethics

Islamic Peace Ethics

Pakistan: a 'hard country'in context The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was forged through fire. The nation has endured more than its share of violent conflict, most of which has been in‐ternal. Analogous in many ways to the creation of ...

Author: Heydar Shadi

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845283494

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Das Buch widmet sich den Argumenten zeitgenössischer muslimischer Denker zum Thema Krieg und Frieden und behandelt die konfessionelle, geografische und ideologische Diversität islamischer Friedensethik. Ein Teil der Beiträge wurde verfasst von unterschiedlichen Gruppierungen und Gelehrten, die sowohl die sunnitischen als auch die schiitischen Zweige des Islams repräsentieren, und es gibt Beiträge zu den unterschiedlichen Einstellungen gegenüber Gewalt, ausgehend von Pazifismus und Traditionalismus hin zu Fundamentalismus und Dschihadismus. Die Beiträger sind Wissenschaftler aus verschiedenen Ländern, u.a. Indonesien, Pakistan, dem Iran, der Türkei, Deutschland, dem Vereinigten Königreich, den USA und Belgien. Die Kapitel des Buches behandeln das Thema aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven wie Theologie, Philosophie, Religions-, Kultur- und Politikwissenschaft. Das Buch ist in drei Teile gegliedert: a) Methodik und Theorie islamischer Friedensethik, b) Jus ad bellum und c) Jus in bello. Mit Beiträgen von: Dirk Ansorge, Abdessamad Belhaj, Seyed Hassan Eslami, Oliver Leaman, Simona E. Merati, Najia Mukhtar, Charles M. Ramsey, Sybille Reinke de Buitrago, Yahya Sabbaghchi, Heydar Shadi, Bianka Speidl und Asfa Widiyanto.
Categories: Religion

Understanding Pakistan

Understanding Pakistan

Anatol Lieven, Pakistan: A Hard Country, London: Allen Lane, 2011, p. 422. 63. Zahid Hussain, The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-and How it Threatens the World, p. 148. 64.

Author: Mathew Joseph C.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351997249

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Understanding Pakistan: Emerging Voices from India is the outcome of a national seminar for research scholars on Pakistan organized by the Centre for Pakistan Studies at the MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The aim of the seminar was to explore how young minds in India view Pakistan, the quintessential ‘enemy’ country or the ‘other’ of India. The range of topics included issues related to Pakistan’s politics, economy, popular culture, education, environment, sectarian divide, minorities, policy towards Jammu & Kashmir and foreign relations. The established academic discourse on Pakistan in India is largely dominated by concerns linked to security threats emanating from within Pakistan. Due to this overemphasis on security-related issues, Indian scholarship on Pakistan is considered to be highly subjective and partisan. However, in this volume, most of the young scholars distance themselves from the main thrust of Indian scholarship on Pakistan and provide a fresh perspective on Pakistan which can potentially rupture the established tradition of Indian scholarship on Pakistan. Hopefully, it will be these scholars who in the near future will be at the forefront of emerging scholarship on Pakistan in India.
Categories: Social Science

Terrorism in Pakistan

Terrorism in Pakistan

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Challenge to Security N. Elahi ... Available at http://tns.thenews.com.pk/safe-schools-in-pakistan/#.VkXHptIrKt8. Khyber, 2009. ... Pakistan: A Hard Country (New York: Allen Lane, 2012).

Author: N. Elahi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838609245

Category: History

Page: 288

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Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, Pakistan has faced the threat of terrorism in different forms and shapes. Yet in recent years the threat has taken on a new dimension. After 9/11 the US campaign against Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan led to a surge in unrest and violence in Pakistan. Al-Qaeda gained a foothold in tribal regions of Pakistan via their local supporters, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), currently led by Mullah Fazlullah, who unleashed a new wave of terror across Pakistan. Since then, more than 60,000 Pakistanis have been killed as the result of TTP-orchestrated insurgency and terrorist attacks and Pakistan's society, economy and its international image have suffered at the hands of TTP and its affiliated groups. As a result of several military operations many TTP leaders have taken refuge in Afghanistan where they have joined hands with the terrorist group ISIS, the so-called Islamic State, or Daesh by its local name. Pakistan's nascent democratic set-up, in the form of the government of Nawaz Sharif, is struggling to curb this menace. This is the first book to cover all aspects of terrorism in Pakistan and to reveal the composition, ideology, approaches and strengths of TTP and its affiliates. It is essential reading for policy-makers, strategists, security experts and students to understand the intricate contours and dimensions of insurgency and terrorism within Pakistan.
Categories: History

Post Conflict Reconstruction

Post Conflict Reconstruction

The success of Mujahideen against the Soviets was a prime reason behind the Pakistani establishment's trust on these ... the majority of the population.44 42Anatol Lieven, Pakistan a Hard Country (London: Penguin Books, 2012), 188–189.

Author: Sadia Sulaiman

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353884130

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction: From Extremism to Peaceful Co-Existence is a comprehensive presentation on the root causes of state fragility, which provides an enabling environment for violent religious extremism. It addresses various security, political, socio-economic and external factors that contribute to state fragility, which is further enhanced in a conflict environment. The book deals closely with the use of violence due to ideological, religious and political reasons. By analyzing the situations in the post-conflict states of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria and Libya, the book establishes the co-relationship between state fragility and religious extremism in post-conflict settings. The book emphasizes the need to address the grievances of marginalized sections in all countries with fragile state structures that usually take to violence to make their voices heard. It also highlights the imperative for swift rehabilitation of poor people—who typically bear the brunt of conflicts and are often displaced forcefully—for restoring peace and security, and averting future disturbance.
Categories: Political Science

State and Nation Building in Pakistan

State and Nation Building in Pakistan

1 Maya Tudor, The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). ... 10 See Anatol Lieven, Pakistan: A Hard Country (London: Allen Lane, 2011).

Author: Roger D. Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317448198

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Religion, violence, and ethnicity are all intertwined in the history of Pakistan. The entrenchment of landed interests, operationalized through violence, ethnic identity, and power through successive regimes has created a system of ‘authoritarian clientalism.’ This book offers comparative, historicist, and multidisciplinary views on the role of identity politics in the development of Pakistan. Bringing together perspectives on the dynamics of state-building, the book provides insights into contemporary processes of national contestation which are crucially affected by their treatment in the world media, and by the reactions they elicit within an increasingly globalised polity. It investigates the resilience of landed elites to political and social change, and, in the years after partition, looks at the impact on land holdings of population transfer. It goes on to discuss religious identities and their role in both the construction of national identity and in the development of sectarianism. The book highlights how ethnicity and identity politics are an enduring marker in Pakistani politics, and why they are increasingly powerful and influential. An insightful collection on a range of perspectives on the dynamics of identity politics and the nation-state, this book on Pakistan will be a useful contribution to South Asian Politics, South Asian History, and Islamic Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Global Issues 2012

Global Issues 2012

Nitin Pai, “Cut Pakistan Loose,” The Wall Street Journal online, June 9, 2011, http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB1000142405270230425930457637307393447 3728.html. Lieven, op. cit., Pakistan: A Hard Country, Kindle Location 282.

Author: Congessional Quarterly, Inc.

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452226705

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Are you tired of simplistic treatment of the world's most important issues? So many competing readers offer simple black and white treatment of today's complex problems. Help your students see the shades of gray. In this annual reader, CQ Researcher reporters offer students an in-depth and nuanced look at sixteen of today's most pressing issues, ranging from changes in the Middle East and prospects for peace to climate change and terrorism. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what's at stake, and offers necessary background and analysis so students understand how past and current developments impact the future of each issue. Also included: Pron box that examines two competing sides of a single issue question; Detailed chronology; Annotated bibliography and web resources; and Photos, charts, graphs, and maps.
Categories: Political Science

Pakistan Caught in the Whirlwind

Pakistan  Caught in the Whirlwind

The slight increase in country's GDP is partially attributable to a seemingly stable government besides the downslide ... Government and Politics in Pakistan ... Anatol Lieven, Pakistan: A Hard Country (London: Penguin Books, 2011), p.

Author: Wg Cdr C Deepak Dogra

Publisher: Lancer Publishers LLC

ISBN: 9781940988221

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book is indeed a critical analysis of history of political development of Pakistan. The hypothesis floated in the book, seeking peaceful coexistence of two people who are identical in more than one way, finds it difficult to sustain in wake of the political absurdities being committed by certain imprudent elements. With more Muslims in India, Pakistan has long lost its postulation that it was carved out of British India as a nation for Indian Muslims. The two nation theory, which saw its silent burial after partition of Pakistan, had been based on a faulty proposition that Hindus and Muslims of India were two distinct nationalities. Post formation, its nation building has gone through twists and turns of political turbulence that has been discussed in detail in this book. Besides focusing on the infamous military regimes, the author has also analyzed socio-political upbringing of this nation under popular governments. Having discussed the foreign policy dilemmas of the country, its role in pre and post-Taliban Afghanistan has also been dwelled upon. Nation’s obsession with K word seems to have shut all its routes to rationality and prosperity besides denying it the privilege of peaceful coexistence with its parent country. The author has also attempted to look through the frosted glass to perceive possible future scenario for the nation that continues to remain an uncertainty.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations

Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations

Tekstil ve Hazir Giyim Sektörünün Karşilaştirmali Avantaji: Türkiye ve Pakistan Örneği. ... Pakistan-country profile of cancer and cancer control 1995-2004. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan ... Pakistan: A Hard Country: A Hard Country.

Author: Ozdemir, Suleyman

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522529408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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Over the years, the dissemination of technology across society has increased exponentially. As technology continues to improve worldwide connectivity, positive relations between countries is paramount to achieving cultural and economic progression. The Handbook of Research on Sociopolitical Factors Impacting Economic Growth in Islamic Nations is a pivotal scholarly resource on the current factors impacting international relations between Islamic countries. Featuring extensive coverage on sociopolitical structures, economic sector analysis, sociocultural properties, and political policies, this publication is ideal for academicians, students, and researchers interested in discovering more about the current trends and techniques in the economic infrastructures of Islamic nations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pakistan s Democratic Transition

Pakistan s Democratic Transition

However, like Anatol Lieven's Pakistan: A Hard Country, it points towards the inherent resilience of Pakistani society as a key factor in defying doomsday scenarios being sketched by most of the recently published Westernorigin studies ...

Author: Ishtiaq Ahmad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317235941

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government. In view of such an important development, this book offers critical perspectives on Pakistan’s current democratic transition and its implications for national politics, security and foreign policy. It critically analyses the emerging political trends in the country, including their underlying sources, attributes, constraints, and prospects of sustainability. Drawing on history, diverse theoretical perspectives, and empirical evidence, it explains the dynamics of the democratic process, contested borders and spaces, and regionalism. Contributions are from 13 prominent scholars in the field, who provide a wide-ranging analysis of Pakistan’s contemporary national and regional challenges, as well as the opportunities they entail for its viability as a democratic state. Taking the debate on Pakistan beyond the outmoded notions of praetorian politics and security, the book explores the future prospects of civilian supremacy in the country. It will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian Politics, Political Sociology and Security Studies, as well as policy-makers, diplomats, security experts and military professionals.
Categories: Political Science

Rethinking Pakistan

Rethinking Pakistan

Moreover , in their pursuit of exploding banalities , they may end up creating new , or reinforcing old , myths . For example , the cliché - busting attempt of Anatol Lieven ( in his book Pakistan : A Hard Country ) that Barelvi ...

Author: Bilal Zahoor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785274930

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Rethinking Pakistan is a wide-ranging analytical dissection of the Pakistani polity and offers a well-meaning, progressive prescription for present-day Pakistan, stitched together by an eclectic list of experts spanning diverse backgrounds and subjects. From energy self-sufficiency and scientific development to freedom of the press and the essential question of the dominance of the military over civilian affairs, this compendium offers a suitable guide for anyone who seeks to understand the striking mix of contemporary and historic challenges faced by Pakistan in the twenty-first century. The book deals with Pakistan's contemporary realities and future prospects.
Categories: Political Science