State and Civil Society in Pakistan

Politics of Authority, Ideology and Ethnicity

  • Iftikhar H. Malik

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 262-347

About this book


Problems of governance in Pakistan are rooted in a persistently unclear and antagonistic relationship among the forces of authority, ideology and ethnicity. Based on theoretical and empirical research this book focuses on significant themes such as the oligarchic state structure dominated by the military and bureaucracy, civil society, Islam and the formation of Muslim identity in British India, constitutional traditions and their subversion by coercive policies, politics of gender, ethnicity, and Muslim nationalism versus regional nationalisms as espoused by Sindhi nationalists and the Karachi-based Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM).


constitution culture desegregation gender governance government identity Integration Nation nationalism Pakistan politics society Tradition work

Authors and affiliations

  • Iftikhar H. Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Bath College of Higher EducationUK

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