BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Tiago Ferreira Lopes, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts
SSLA Culminating Experience
The thesis investigates the economic security of Ismaili migrants residing in the Karim Nagar Settlement in SITE Town Karachi, Pakistan. The focus is on exploring the interplay between poverty as a threat to human security and the influence of capitalist developmental governmentality. The study utilizes both qualitative and quantitative survey tools as primary research methods to delve into the complexities of economic security. Traditional approaches such as basic income assurance and safety nets were critically examined.
The research centers on analyzing a three-tiered relationship involving the state, intra-communal institutions, and specific settings to understand how security for individuals is assured. The study particularly emphasizes the role of intra-communal institutions, notably the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board (AKSWB), as a social safety net. However, the paper underscores the potential economic vulnerability of migrants due to bureaucratic procedures and arbitrariness in implementation. The overarching goal is to contribute valuable insights to discussions on human security and development discourse, specifically at the micro-level of community analysis in the global South.
Ali, K. (2017). Precarious space of urban informality and economic insecurity in Karachi: a case study of Northern Ismaili Community of Karim Nagar Settlement (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/262
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