Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan
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With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from identity and the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to its external relations as well as its domestic social, economic and political issues and challenges. The Handbook is divided into the following sections: * Economy and Development * External Relations and Security * Foundations and Identity * Islam and Islamization * Military and Jihad * Politics and Institutions * Social Issues The Handbook explains the reasons why Pakistan is so often at the forefront of our daily news intake, with a focus on religious and political factors. It asks questions regarding the institutions and political parties which govern Pakistan and provides an insight into the relationships which the country has forged since its creation, culminating in a discussion of the state's involvement in conflict. Covering a range of topics, this Handbook offers a wide range of perspectives on Pakistan. Bringing together a group of leading international scholars on Pakistan, the Handbook is a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary resource for those interested in studying Pakistani politics, economics, culture and society and South Asian Studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,115.84g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 18 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables, 18 black & white line drawings
  • 113890371X
  • 9781138903715

About Aparna Pande

Aparna Pande is Research Fellow and Director of the Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, USA.show more

Table of contents

Introduction, Aparna Pande, Shefali Dhar, and Sidhanta Mehra Part I: Foundations and Identity 1. Escaping India: Pakistan's Search for Identity, Aparna Pande 2. Pakhtunistan: Postcolonial Imaginaries Along Borderlands, 1947-57, Amna Qayuum 3. Religion, Ethnicity and Violence in Pakistan, Muhammad Ismail Khan 4. Jinnah's Pakistan: Debating the Nature of the State, 1947-49, Yaqoob Bangash 5. The Encounter with Modernity in the Rural and Tribal Areas of Pakistan in Pakistani English fiction, Muneeza Shamsie 6. Cricket - What Unites Us, Ahmer Naqvi Part II: Politics and Institutions 7. Talk the Talk: Why Parties Walk and Matter, K. Haroon Ullah 8. A Weberian Perspective on The Nature of The State in Pakistan, Ajay Darshan Behera 9. Profit, Protest, and Power - Bazaar Politics in Urban Pakistan, Umair Javed 10. Judiciary in Crisis: Judicial Politics in Pakistan, Nida Paracha 11. Pakistan's Patchwork of High Court Justice, Waris Husain Part III: Economy and Development 12. Pakistan's Elite Capture and the State of Insecurity, Imtiaz Gul 13. From Chaos to Building a Secure, Sustainable Energy Future, Atta Ali Malik 14. Pakistan, the United States, and the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs): A Continuing Great Game?, Ehtesham Ahmad, and Azizali Mohammad 15. Banking and Financial Sector of Pakistan, Feisal Khan 16. Dissimilar Histories: History Curricula in Government and Elite Pakistani Schools, Madiha Afzal 17. Pakistan's Philanthropic Education Alternative, Marie Lall 18. Sanctioning Subordination? The Politics of Gender Laws Promulgation and Reform in Pakistan, Bushra Asif Part IV: Islam and Islamization 19. Explaining Support for Sectarian Terrorism in Pakistan: Piety, Maslak and Sharia, Christine Fair 20. Pakistan's Descent into Religious Intolerance, Farahnaz Ispahani 21. Competing Visions of Women's Rights in Pakistan: State, Civil Society and Islamist Groups, Anita Weiss Part V: Military and Jihad 22. Wither Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?, Mohammad Taqi 23. Rules for the Double Game, Stephen Tankel 24. Violent Non-State Actors in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Historical Context and Future Prospects, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, and Tara Vassefi 25. The Other Pakistan: Understanding the Military-Jihadi Complex, Nitin Pai, Guru Aiyar, and Pranay Kotasthane Part VI: External Relations and Security 26. India As a Factor in Pakistan's Policy, Savita Pande 27. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Conundrum: History and Likely Future Scenario with Focus on Pashtun Areas, Farhat Taj, and Syed Rashid Ali 28. Iran and Pakistan: A Case of Keeping A Distance, Alex Vatanka 29. Saudizing Pakistan: How Pakistan is Changing and what this means for South Asia and the World, Pervez Hoodbhoy 30. Pakistan and the United States: Strategic Partnership, Discordant Goals, Teresita Schaffer, and Howard Schaffer 31. Pakistan and OBOR: Prospects for CPEC, Andrew J. Small, and Ben Lamontshow more