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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

Edited by: Aparna Pande

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138903715
eBook ISBN: 9781315696706
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Escaping India Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Pashtunistan Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Religion, ethnicity, and violence in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Jinnah’s Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The encounter with modernity in the rural and tribal areas of Pakistan in Pakistani English fiction Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cricket – what unites us Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Talk the talk Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A Weberian perspective on the nature of the state in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Profit, protest and power Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Judiciary in crisis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Pakistan’s patchwork of high court justice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pakistan’s elite capture and the state of insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  From chaos to building a secure, sustainable energy future Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Pakistan, the United States and the Bretton Woods Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The banking and financial sector of Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Dissimilar histories Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pakistan’s philanthropic education alternative Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sanctioning subordination? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Explaining support for sectarian terrorism in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Pakistan’s descent into religious intolerance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Competing visions of women’s rights in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  W(H)ither Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Rules for the double game Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Violent non-state actors in the Afghanistan–Pakistan relationship Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The other Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  26:  India as a factor in Pakistan’s policy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Afghanistan–Pakistan conundrum Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Iran and Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Saudizing Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Pakistan and the United States Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Pakistan and the One Belt, One Road initiative Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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