Since the creation of Pakistan as an independent state in 1947, the country has struggled to integrate a diverse population, to stabilize its borders, and to establish enduring democratic institutions. Pakistan has yet to achieve those goals, as political, social, and economic upheavals continue to challenge the world’s ninth most populous state. D
Table of Contents
Preface -- Benazir’s Return to Power, 1992–1994 -- Presidential—Prime Ministerial Relations: The Role of the Superior Courts -- Privatization Policy -- The Status of Women -- “Organization” in Islamic Movements -- Protecting Religious Minorities: The Courts’ Abdication -- The Military and Ethnic Politics -- Ethnic Conflict and the Politicization of Business -- Kashmir and the Nuclear Question -- Chronology of Events: April 1992—August 1994 -- Appendix
Charles H. Kennedy received his Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 1979. He has taught at Duke, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bowdoin College, the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea Program, and since 1985 at Wake Forest University. He is currently professor in the Department of Politics and Director of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. He has made numerous trips to South Asia, where his field research has focused on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Kennedy has published extensively on the politics of Pakistan. He is the author or editor of Pakistan: 1992 (Westview, 1993); Government and Politics in South Asia (Westview, 1993, 1991, 1987); Bureaucracy in Pakistan (Oxford, 1987); Civil Military Interaction in Asia and Africa (EJ Brill, 1991); and Ethnic Preference and Public Policy in Developing States (Rienner, 1986). He is also a frequent contributor to academic journals. He resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Patricia Poe, and three children. Rasul Bakhsh Rais received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. He has taught at the University of Punjab, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Quaid-i-Azam University and Columbia University. He is currently associate professor in the Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University and Director of the Area Studies Centre at Quaid-i-Azam University. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley and at Harvard University. Rais has published extensively on topics relevant to Pakistan and Asia. He is the author or editor of War Without Winners: Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition After the Cold War (Oxford, 1994); The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic, Political and Strategic Perspectives (Croom Helm, 1986); and China and Pakistan (Progressive, 1977). He is also a frequent contributor to academic journals. He lives in Islamabad with his wife, Khalida, and three children.