New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy

New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy

State, Class and Social Change

Zaidi, S. Akbar (Columbia University, New York); McCartney, Matthew (University of Oxford)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Makes an intervention in debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan. It is the first comprehensive academic analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, addressing issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite.
Preface Matthew McCartney and S. Akbar Zaidi; Introduction Matthew McCartney and S. Akbar Zaidi; 1. In a desperate state: the social sciences and the overdeveloped state in Pakistan, 1950 to 1983 Matthew McCartney; 2. The overdeveloped Alavian legacy Aasim Sajjad Akhtar; 3. Institutions matter: the state, the military and social class Aqil Shah; 4. Class is dead but faith never dies: women, Islam and Pakistan Afiya Shehrbano Zia; 5. The amnesia of genesis Adeem Suhail; 6. The political economy of uneven state-spatiality in Pakistan: the interplay of space, class and institutions Danish Khan; 7. An evolving class structure? Pakistan's ruling classes and the implications for Pakistan's political economy Rosita Armytage; 8. The segmented 'rural elite': agrarian transformation and rural politics in Pakistani Punjab Muhammad Ali Jan; 9. Ascending the power structure: bazaar traders in urban Punjab Umair Javed; 10. Democracy and patronage in Pakistan Hassan Javid; 11. From overdeveloped state to Praetorian Pakistan: tracing the media's transformations Farooq Sulehria; About the contributors; Index.
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