This collection of original essays covers a wide swath of intellectual territory and includes a truly multidisciplinary array of scholarly voices. Considering issues as diverse as non-violent Islamic mass movements, the collection and use of Zaka, the Taliban, and U.S.-Pakistan relations in the post-nuclear test period, Pakistan 2000 represents the best new writing in the field. Brought together by two distinguished scholars with extensive practical experience in Pakistan, this volume will appeal to specialists and others who are interested in foreign affairs in South Asia, Pakistan's relationship with the United States, population studies, economics, and Islamic studies.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 132.08 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
- 25 Oct 2000
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Constitutional Developments in Pakistan, 1997-99 Chapter 2 At the Millenium: Macro Economic Performance and Prospects Chapter 3 A Long Way to Lahore: India and Pakistan Negotiate Chapter 4 U.S.-Pakistan Relations as the Twentieth Century Ends Chapter 5 Kashmir and the Nuclear Question Revisited Chapter 6 Foreign Policy Gone Awry: The Kalashnikovization and Talibanization of Pakistan Chapter 7 Continuity and Change in the Traditional System of Islamic Education: The Case of Pakistan Chapter 8 Pakistan's Zakat and Ushr System from 1979 to 1999 Chapter 9 Managing Pakistan's Population as a Crucial Factor in Sustainable Development Chapter 10 Chronology of Events: May 1997-October 1999
Pakistan 2000 is a beneficial addition to the scholarly literature on Pakistan at a time [after the events of September 11, 2001] when uncertainty abounds concerning that country's future... Larry Goodson's chapter ("Foreign Policy Gone Awry: The Kashnikovization and Talibanization of Pakistan") is exceptionally timely, not only for its detailed background on Pakistani and American involvement in support of the Taliban from 1994 onward but also for its perceptive analysis of the tremendous impact Afghan involvement has had on Pakistan in terms of guns, violence, drugs, and fundamentalist Islamic activism. Journal of Asian Studies
About Charles H. Kennedy
Charles H. Kennedy is a Professor of Politics at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Islamization of Laws and Economy: Case Studies on Pakistan (1996), Bureaucracy in Pakistan (1987), and coauthor and editor of numerous other projects. Craig Baxter is Professor Emeritus of Politics and History at Juniata College. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Jana Sangh: A Biography of an Indian Political Party (1969, 1971), District Voting Trends in India: A Research Tool (1969), Bangladesh: A New Nation in an Old Setting (1984), and most recently coeditor of Bangladesh: From a Nation to a State (1997).