Author: Wilson John
Foreword/Introduction: Vikram Sood
Publisher: Pearson Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788131725047
Does democracy have a chance in Pakistan? In the sixty years of its existence, Pakistan has experienced four military coups and has been ruled by the military for more than half the period. Even during the interludes of democracy, Pakistan’s military exercised considerable power and influence. It also supported various militant groups in their causes, thus abetting terrorism. Ill-conceived policies of the military dictatorship in the country and failed intermittent civilian government fuelled internal turmoil and branded Pakistan as a refuge for Islami terrorists and a haven for the Taliban.
Pakistan: The Struggle Within documents and analyses, among other things, the geopolitical scenario, the ethnic conflicts and civil-military relations in Pakistan, and explores its immediate future, all of which have a great and immediate relevance not only to India but also to the international community. This book is a collection of essays written by some of the world’s best-know scholars and analysts on Pakistan. It highlights how Pakistan continues to battle multiple challenges to its sovereignty, identity and survival as a nation-state.
Foreword: Caught in Crisis
1. Does Democracy have a Chance in Pakistan?
2. Ethnic Conflict and the Future of Pakistan
3. Pakistan’s Economy in Historical Perspective: Growth, Power and Poverty
4. Islamic Parties in Pakistan: The Social and Political Impact
5. Pakistan’s Evolving Strategic Doctrine
FEROZ HASSAN KHAN
6. Civil-Military Relations
7. The China-Pakistan Nexus
The Editor and the Contributors