The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience / Christophe Jaffrelot ; translated by Cynthia Schoch.

Jaffrelot, Christophe, author.
Standardized Title:
Syndrome pakistanais. English
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
CERI series in comparative politics and international studies.
CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies
1 online resource (686 p.)
Pakistan -- History.
Pakistan -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
A political history of Pakistan that explains the resilience of the state and its people and how both persevere against the odds. It dissects the complicated political history of the country from its emergence as a nation state, and argues that Pakistan is entering a period of stability, despite the many crises it faces.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; Maps; Introduction; Three Wars, Three Constitutions and Three Coups; Between India and Afghanistan: Caught in a Pincer Movement?; The Pakistani Paradox; Part One: Nationalism Without a Nation-and even Without a People?; 1. The Socio-Ethnic Origins of Indian Muslim Separatism: The Reform Phase (1857-1906); The Crushing of the 1857 Revolt and Reactions of the Muslim Elite; From the Aligarh Movement to the Muslim League; Muslimhood as a Communal Ideology
2. An Elite in Search of a State-and a Nation (1906-1947)Muslim Politics beyond the North Indian Elite; Jinnah, the Congress and the Muslim-majority Provinces; Majority Muslims versus Minority Muslims; Jinnah's Strategy; The 1946 Elections: What Turning Point?; 3. Islamic State or a Collection of Ethnic Groups? From One Partition to the Next; Jinnah's Nation-State: Between "The Poison Of Provincialism" and the Indian Threat; Stillborn Federalism and the Unresolved Ethno-linguistic Issue; Muhajirs and Punjabis, Founding Fathers of a Unitary and Centralised State
Bengali Separatism: Mujibur Rahman, the Two-Economy Theory and the Centre's Overreaction4. Five Ethnic Groups for One Nation: Between Support and Alienation; The Pakistanisation of Sindh; The Baloch Self-Determination Movement; The Pashtuns, from Pashtunistan to Pakhtunkwa; Muhajir Militancy-and its Limitations; National Integration through Federalism and Regionalisation of Politics?; Part Two: Neither Democracy nor Autocracy?; 5. Impossible Democracy or Impossible Democrats?; An Initial Democratic Design Aborted (1947-1958); Democratisation, Separatism and Authoritarianism (1969-1977)
Civilians under Influence-and Prone to Lawlessness (1988-1999)A Democratic "Transition" without Transfer of Power? (2007-2013); The 2013 Elections: What "New Pakistan"?; The 2014 Crisis: Imran Khan, Qadri, Nawaz Sharif and the Army; 6. Variable-Geometry Military Dictatorship; Ayub Khan, an "Enlightened Dictator"?; Zia: A Modern Tyrant; Musharraf, a New Ayub Khan?; 7. The Judiciary, the Media and NGOs: In Search of Opposition Forces; The Judges: From Submission to Control?; The Press: A Fifth Estate?; The Opposite of Tocqueville: Democratisation without Civil Society?
The Election Commission-a Work in ProgressPart Three: Islam: Territorial Ideology or Political Religion?; 8. From Jinnah's Secularism to Zia's Islamisation Policy; What Islam, for What Policy? (1947-1969); Islamisation and the Politics of Legitimation (1969-1988); 9. Jihadism, Sectarianism and Talibanism: From Military/Mullah Cooperation to 9/11; The Rise of Sectarianism or the Invention of a New Enemy Within; From One Jihad to Another: From Afghanistan to Kashmir and Back; The Taliban: the Price of "Friendship"; The 11 September 2001 Attacks: A Watershed Moment
Musharraf and the Islamists: A Selective Break
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Schoch, Cynthia, translator.
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