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1st Edition

Perspectives on Contemporary Pakistan
Governance, Development and Environment

ISBN 9780367435295
Published July 24, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This book analyses problems of governance, development and environment affecting contemporary Pakistan; issues that lie at the centre of federal and provincial policy deliberations, formulation and implementation.

The book offers a comprehensive assessment of the policies, or lack thereof. Authors from a variety of disciplines empirically and conceptually evaluate latest developments, events and data regarding law and order, economic under-performance, social intolerance and climate crisis. The book offers varied perspectives on state sovereignty, civil-military relations, spousal violence, rural development, CPEC, nuclear governance and transboundary climate risk. Arguing that the conclusions should be adopted by the social, political and economic stakeholders of Pakistan, as well as the region at the higher level of governability, the book demonstrates that it would both boost national morale and inspire individuals to further investigate to come up with innovative solutions.

Examining some of the most pressing and persistent problems Pakistan and South Asia is facing, the book will be of interest to academics working in the fields of Political Science, in particular South Asian Politics, Development Studies and Environmental Studies.

Table of Contents


Ghulam Ali and Ejaz Hussain


1 Fighting for FATA: Military Action and Governance in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan

Shahzad Akhtar


2 FATA Merger with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Governance Challenges and Development Opportunities

Sohail Ahmad


3 Provincial Finance Commissions in the Punjab: Implications for Governance and Development

Muhammad Azam


4 Electoral Trends and Political Development: Impact on Governance

Muhammad Azhar and Abdul Basit Khan


5 Duality, Dynamism and Deterioration: Civil-Military Relations and Governance in Contemporary Pakistan

Ejaz Hussain


6 Rural Development in Contemporary Pakistan: The Case of SUCCESS in Sindh

Abdur Rehman Cheema, Aqeel Anwar and Fazal Ali Khan


7 Development and Women: An Analysis of Spousal Violence Against Women in Pakistan

Rafi Amir-ud-Din and Faisal Abbas


8 Food Insecurity and Childcare: Development Challenges and Prospects

Faisal Abbas, Maqsood Sadiq and Tahir Mahmood


9 Development, Multilateral Institutions and Pakistan: A Critical Analysis

Ahmed Waqas Waheed


10 Development and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: An Appraisal

Ghulam Ali


11 ‘Deterrence’ Development and Nuclear Governance: Understating Doctrinal Transformation in Contemporary Context

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery


12 Environment and Development in Contemporary Pakistan: The Way Forward

Muhammad Fahim Khokhar and Khadija Amir


13 Water Governance, Climate and Development: A Case Study of Indus Water Treaty

Tooba Khurshid

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Ghulam Ali is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, PR China.

Ejaz Hussain is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Iqra University, Pakistan.