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Contemporary Pakistan Political Processes, Conflicts and Crises

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ISBN-10: 0761996834

ISBN-13: 9780761996835

Edition: 2003

Authors: Veena Kukreja

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Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan has undergone a turbulent process of nation building in the backdrop of inter-ethnic strife, social and economic strains, and influences of global and regional pressures. This book discusses the political processes in contemporary Pakistan with the aim to understand the crises the country is confronted with. The author provides insights into Pakistan's traumatic political history - one that exemplifies a long-drawn battle between authoritarianism and constitutionalism - and an enduring ideological conflict between Islamic nationalism, regionalism and elite pluralism. The author examines the importance of the militia in Pakistan and the role it plays…    
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Veena Kukreja is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Recipient of Gold Medal for securing first position in B.A. (Hons.), Delhi University, Kukreja received her M.A., M.Phil. (both first class) and Ph.D. from Delhi University. She specializes in International Relations, South Asia and Pakistan Studies. Her published works include: Military Intervention in Politics: A Case Study of Pakistan (New Delhi: NBO Publishers, 1985), Civil-Military Relations in South Asia: Pakistan, Bangladesh and India (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1991), Contemporary Pakistan: Political Processes, Conflicts and Crises (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003) and co-edited…    

Struggle for Democracy
1947-1958 and 1971-1977
Military and Governance
Political Economy
Near the Brink of Collapse
Ethnic Divide
Aspirations and Political Power
The Rising Tide of Islamic Fundamentalism in Pakistan
The Menace of Narco Power
Parallel Government
Restoration of Democracy and Crisis of Governability
Persistent Praetorianism
Pakistan's Fourth Military Regime
Authoritarianism, Democracy and Development