Continuity and change: socio-political and institutional dynamics in Pakistan

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Continuity and change: socio-political and institutional dynamics in Pakistan

Author(s)

S. Akbar Zaidi

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Abstract / Description

This collection contains papers by most of Pakistan's best known social scientists and academics, all of whom have written on an issue of their own choosing. There are four broad themes in this collection. There are three papers, one each by Hamza Alavi, Ayesha Jalal and Mubarak Ali, which look at history and historical developments in the context of Pakistan.

Three papers, one by Muhammad Waseem and two by S. Akbar Zaidi, examine contemporary issues which deal specifically with political development in the country. The last theme of this volume examines social and institutional dynamics and change in the country.

Table of Contents

  1. Social forces and ideology in the making of Pakistan- Hamza Alavi
  2. A letter to India: in Manto's spirit- Ayesha Jalal
  3. History, Ideology and Curriculum- Mubarak Ali
  4. The causes of Democratic Downslide- Mohammad Waseem
  5. The politics of Opportunism- S. Akbar Zaidi
  6. Structural Adjustment and its Impacts- Shahrukh Rafi Khan
  7. The Political Economy of National Security- Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
  8. The Roots of Elite Alienation- Arif Hasan
  9. Understanding Urbanization- Reza Ali
  10. Languages, Power and Ideology- Tariq Rahman
  11. Market-Based Justice: The Asian Development Bank and Legal Reforms- A Ercelawn, M Nauman
  12. The need for Civil Service Reform- Shahid Kardar
  13. Continuity rather than Change: Elections 2002- S. Akbar Zaidi

Publication Date

2003

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Author Affiliation

  • Professor Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi is the Executive Director at IBA, Karachi

Continuity and change: socio-political and institutional dynamics in Pakistan

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