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State and civil society in Pakistan: politics of authority, ideology and ethnicity

Malik, I.H (1997) State and civil society in Pakistan: politics of authority, ideology and ethnicity. Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230376298

Abstract

Problems of governance in Pakistan are rooted in a persistently unclear and antagonistic relationship among the forces of authority, ideology and ethnicity. Based on theoretical and empirical research this book focuses on significant themes such as the oligarchic state structure dominated by the military and bureaucracy, civil society, Islam and the formation of Muslim identity in British India, constitutional traditions and their subversion by coercive policies, politics of gender, ethnicity, and Muslim nationalism versus regional nationalisms as espoused by Sindhi nationalists and the Karachi-based Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Asian politics, sociology, cultural studies, Asian history
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:07
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 12:04
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