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Pakistan’s Political Labyrinths

Military, society and terror, 1st Edition

Edited by Ravi Kalia

Routledge India

200 pages

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This book explores Pakistan from different vantage points. It examines a variety of events in contemporary Pakistan through a comprehensive analysis of identity and power politics; media landscapes; military recruitment; role of madrassahs; terrorism and militancy; civil war as well as outlines future trajectories. It studies themes such as Pakistan’s relationship with India, the legacy of Jinnah, gender and fundamentalism, urbanisation, unrest that have plagued the northern areas. It further looks at the nation after the capture of Osama bin Laden and the changing nature of its relation with the US in its aftermath.

Including contributions from experts in the field and policy-makers across the world, this volume will interest scholars and researchers on Pakistan studies, politics, and international relations. It will also appeal to government think tanks and the general reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ravi Kalia. 1. Pakistan–India: Issues of Identity and Parity Aparna Pande 2. Riding the Tiger: The Threat to Pakistan from Terrorism J. Andrew Greig 3.Pakistan’s Power Game and the New Media Landscape Gilles Boquérat 4. Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: A New Look at the Militancy-Madrassah Connection C. Christine Fair 5. Punjabi Militancy Stephen Tankel 6. The Battle for Karachi: Changing Patterns of a Permanent Civil War Laurent Gayer 7. Military Rule: Facilitating Factors and Future Prospects Steven Barracca 8. Women at Risk: Militancy in Pakistan Tahmima Rashid 9. At the Margins of Pakistan Martin Sökefeld

About the Editor

Ravi Kalia is Professor of History at the City College of New York and specializes in South Asian studies. He is designated as Distinguished Role Model by the Asian Alumni Group and is recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the City College of New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POL035000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies