Pakistan on the Brink

Pakistan on the Brink : Politics, Economics, and Society

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This collection of essays scrutinizes many aspects of Pakistan's foreign policy, including its evolving relations with the United States, India, and Afghanistan. Essential to understanding Pakistan's foreign relations is a focus on the nation's domestic policies. The contributing scholars deftly analyze the following domestic aspects: Pakistan's developing economy, controversial election process, education system, and local government. Pakistan on the Brink is an imperative source for scholars of South Asian Studies, Pakistan Studies, and Political Science.
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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739104985
  • 9780739104989

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The United States-Pakistan Entente: Third Time's A Charm? Chapter 3 The Ongoing Conflict: Pakistan and India Chapter 4 In the Shadow of the Past: Pakistan's Afghan Policy Chapter 5 Reconstructing the Constitution for a COAS-President: Reconstructing the Constitution for a COAS-President: Pakistan, 1999-2002 Chapter 6 Elections 2002: Legitimizing the Status Quo Chapter 7 Pakistan: Economic Challenges for a New Millennium Chapter 8 Implementing Devolution: The New Local Government Scheme Chapter 9 Education in Pakistan: A Survey Chapter 10 Fifty Five Years of Archaeological Research in Pakistan: The Prehistoric Periods Chapter 11 Chronology of Important Events, October 1999-October 2002
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This book is adequately indexed and may function as a primer for political scientists and development planners unfamiliar with the current state of affairs in Pakistan. * Journal of Asian Studies *
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About Craig Baxter

Craig Baxter is Professor Emeritus of Politics and History at Juniata College. He was a Foreign Service officer with assignments in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and Visiting Professor of Social Sciences at West Point. He served as president of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1993-1999.
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