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"Prominent author and professor Malik takes an in-depth look at the history and development of a country often at war, shrouded in distrust and uncertainty, and struggling to maintain its status as a nuclear power. Beneath the country's desire to hold on to its nuclear threat is the fear of an attack from India, a prominent and close enemy. Pakistan's Pushtun Taliban have created huge problems in the West, but at home, distrust of U.S. and British powers is rampant; the war on terror is often labeled by Pakistanis as a war on Islam. Malik discuses politics with an optimistic textbook approach that illuminates what Pakistan has suffered in its struggle to maintain a fragile Democracy. Malik examines the country's shift to the epicenter of violence, highlighting the country's leaders as, largely, cults of personality who ignore advice from other acting members of government and make promises they don't intend to keep. Malik's impressive knowledge of the region makes this most complicated of countries easy to grasp." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Focusing largely on more recent developments, Pakistan and Islam specialist Malik (history, Bath Spa U., UK) presents a balanced and accessible discussion of Pakistan's political and social history since partition. Coverage includes current issues and personalities, among them Zardari's failure to address the crisis situation and Musharraf's exit from the presidency; the personalities and politics of Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto and the effects of their legacies on the country; Pakistan as a gateway to South Asia; partition, the Punjab, and refashioning the legacies of the departing Raj, and their contributions to the country's structural imbalances; the evolution and role of the increasingly vocal middle class; the manifestations of political Islam; an assessment of how successive groups of the civil and military elite have continued to falter due to recurring imbalances; and questions about the country's future. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566568166
Author:
Malik, Iftikhar
Publisher:
Olive Branch Press
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Regional Studies
Subject:
Asia - Pakistan
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.80 in. .75 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Asia » Pakistan
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
History and Social Science » World History » India

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Product details 211 pages Olive Branch Press - English 9781566568166 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Prominent author and professor Malik takes an in-depth look at the history and development of a country often at war, shrouded in distrust and uncertainty, and struggling to maintain its status as a nuclear power. Beneath the country's desire to hold on to its nuclear threat is the fear of an attack from India, a prominent and close enemy. Pakistan's Pushtun Taliban have created huge problems in the West, but at home, distrust of U.S. and British powers is rampant; the war on terror is often labeled by Pakistanis as a war on Islam. Malik discuses politics with an optimistic textbook approach that illuminates what Pakistan has suffered in its struggle to maintain a fragile Democracy. Malik examines the country's shift to the epicenter of violence, highlighting the country's leaders as, largely, cults of personality who ignore advice from other acting members of government and make promises they don't intend to keep. Malik's impressive knowledge of the region makes this most complicated of countries easy to grasp." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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