Taking an explicitly comparative theoretical approach, Saeed Shafqat presents a comprehensive exploration of civil-military relations in Pakistan. He begins by describing the history of military hegemony in this volatile South Asian country and then examines the breakdown of military control, assessing the rise of the Pakistan People's Party and th
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Military, Bureaucracy, and Party Politics -- Breakdown of the Military-Hegemonic System and the Emergence of the Pakistan People's Party -- Patterns of Conflict in a Post-Military Hegemonic Political System -- The Politics of Economic Reform and Resistance -- Patterns of Civil-Military Relations: The Military, Political Parties, and Public Opinion -- Military Hegemony: Policies and Legacies -- Struggle for Party Dominance: Benazir Bhutto vs. Nawaz Sharif -- Conclusion
Saeed Shafqat is director of Pakistan Studies at the Civil Services Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.