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A wide ranging analytical dissection of the Pakistani polity that offers a well meaning, progressive prescription for present-day Pakistan


Rethinking Pakistan is a wide-ranging analytical dissection of the Pakistani polity and offers a well-meaning, progressive prescription for present-day Pakistan, stitched together by an eclectic list of experts spanning diverse backgrounds and subjects. From energy self-sufficiency and scientific development to freedom of the press and the essential question of the dominance of the military over civilian affairs, this compendium offers a suitable guide for anyone who seeks to understand the striking mix of contemporary and historic challenges faced by Pakistan in the twenty-first century. The book deals with Pakistan's contemporary realities and future prospects.


Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction, Pakistan: Towards New Beginnings, Bilal Zahoor; Part I – Identity, Religion and Radicalisation; 1. Refuting the Radicals, Tariq Rahman; 2. Unpacking the Myth of Barelvi Eclecticism: A Historical Appraisal, Tahir Kamran; 3. The Conflicted Self: The Existential Battle between being Muslim and Islamic in Pakistan, Nadeem Farooq Paracha; 4. Can Pakistan Have a De-radicalized Future?, Raheem ul Haque; 5. From Figure of Speech to Fists of Fury: Unchecked Incitements to Violence, Muhammad Abrahim Zaka & Fasi Zaka; 6. Curriculum and the Constitution, Rubina Saigol; Part II - Development, Reform and Governance; 7. Labour Policy and Industrial Relations in Pakistan: A Critical Evaluation, Charles Amjad-Ali and Karamat Ali; 8. Land Reforms: Key to Social Justice and Progress, I.A. Rehman; 9. Pakistan: Charting a New Course to Development, Akmal Hussain; 10. Pakistan’s Fundamental Water Governance Challenges – And How to Overcome Them, Erum Sattar; 11. Is there a Silver Bullet to Pakistan’s Energy Crises?, Naveed Arshad and Fiaz Chaudhry; 12. Pakistan's Climate Agenda, Tariq Banuri; 13. Bringing Science to Life in Pakistan, Pervez Hoodbhoy; Part III –  Rights, Repression and Resistance; 14. Rescuing the White in the Flag, Zohra Yusuf; 15. Crisis of Impunity: Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan, Reema Omer; 16. Of Kings, Queens and Pawns: Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa; 17. Future of Media Freedom, Umar Cheema; 18. Understanding the Balochistan Conundrum, Rafiullah Kakar; Part IV – Sex, Gender and Emancipation; 19. Sex and Secularism as Resistance Politics, Afiya Shehrbano Zia; 20. In Search of a Pakistani Feminist Discourse, Bina Shah; Part V – Conflict, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy; 21.  Peace Must Win, Raza Rumi; 22. Foreign Policy Begins (and Ends) at Home; Muhammad Ismail Khan; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Published 23 September 2020
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EAN13 9781785274947
Language English

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