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
2 FATA Merger with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Governance Challenges and Development Opportunities
3 Provincial Finance Commissions in the Punjab: Implications for Governance and Development
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
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
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
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.