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Making Sense of Pakistan

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ISBN-10: 023114962X

ISBN-13: 9780231149624

Edition: 2009

Authors: Farzana Shaikh

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Once a model of Muslim enlightenment, Pakistan is now facing a lethalIslamist threat. Many believe this is due to Pakistan's partnership with the UnitedStates, while others see this transformation as the consequence of an authoritarianrule that has marginalized liberal opinion while creating inroads for the religiousright.Farzana Shaikh argues that though external influences anddomestic politics have unquestionably shaped Pakistan, an uncertainty about themeaning of Pakistan and the significance of "being Pakistani" liesat the heart of the state's social and political decline. Making Sense ofPakistan shows how these concerns have contributed to the spread of Islamin the public sphere. They…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Why Pakistan? History and Ideology
Who is a Pakistani? Culture and Identity
Migrants and Natives
Sectarian myths
The mirage of citizenship
The Burden of Islam: The Sacralization of Politics
Holy battles
In the name of Islam
The lure of Shariatization
The Dilemmas of Development: The Uncertainties of Change
Free and Unequal
The Culture of Corruption
The Puritan Backlash
Between Crescent and Sword: Professionalizing Jihad
Forging an Islamic army
Jihadis and juntas
The wages of sin
Demons from Abroad: Enemies and Allies
Standing up to India
America's sullen mistress
Taking charge of Afghanistan
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