Ever since the creation of Pakistan as an independent Muslim state in 1947, the country has struggled to integrate a diverse population and stabilize its borders. During its short but turbulent history, Pakistan has yet to achieve those goals, as political, economic, and social upheavals continue to challenge the world’s ninth most populous state.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Dilemma and Challenge in Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan -- The 1990 General Elections in Pakistan -- Economic Policy After Zia ul-Haq -- Judicial Activism and Islamization After Zia: Toward the Prohibition of Riba -- The Politicization of the Shias and the Development of the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafaria in Pakistan -- Healing Power and Medical Practice in Pakistani Society -- Pakistan and the Resolution of the Afghan Conflict -- Kashmir Conflict: The New Phase
Charles H. Kennedy (PhD. Duke). Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Wake Forest University and Director, American Institute of Pakistan Studies. He is the author or editor of several books including: Government and Politics in South Asia (Westview 1987; 1991); Civil Military Interaction in Asia and Africa (EJ Brill, 1991); Bureaucracy in Pakistan (Oxford, 1987); and Ethnic Preference and Public Policy in Developing States (Rienner, 1986). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript on Islamization in Pakistan.