Catalogue


New perspectives on Pakistan's political economy [electronic resource] : state, class and social change /
edited by Matthew McCartney, S. Akbar Zaidi.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
description
pages cm.
ISBN
9781108486552
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
isbn
9781108486552
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"This volume makes a major intervention in the debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan, focusing on its contemporary social dynamics. This is the first comprehensive academic analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, and addresses issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite. The book goes beyond the contemporary obsession with terrorism and extremism, political Islam, and simple 'civilian-military relations', and looks at modern-day Pakistan through the lens of varied academic disciplines. It not only brings together new work by some emerging scholars but also formulates a new political economy for the country, reflecting the contemporary reality and diversification in the social sciences in Pakistan. The chapters in this volume dynamically and dialectically capture emergent processes and trends in framing Pakistan's political economy and invite other scholars to engage with and move beyond these concerns and issues"--
catalogue key
12893138
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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