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Military, civil society and democratization in Pakistan

S. Akbar Zaidi

Military, civil society and democratization in Pakistan

by S. Akbar Zaidi

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Published by Vanguard Books in Lahore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Social conditions,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Democratization,
  • Civil society,
  • Political activity,
  • Armed Forces

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementS. Akbar Zaidi
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS389 .Z343 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 218 p. ;
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25210253M
    ISBN 109789694025469
    LC Control Number2010344802

    Pakistan’s stability is linked with reliable civil-military relations. This calls for a sense of responsibility and restraint from both sides. Published in The Express Tribune, May 13 th, A paradox lies at the center of traditional civil-military relations theory. The military, an institution designed to protect the polity, must also be strong enough to threaten the society it serves. A military take-over or coup is a worst-case example.

    Based on interviews with civil and military officials and politicians, this report details the poor governance and imbalance of power in Pakistan and offers key recommendations for the military, civilian institutions, parliament, and civil society to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in Pakistan’s National Action Plan (NAP). The need for an assessment of the National Internal.   Aqil Shah, The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ). Pakistan’s military has been in the global spotlight for several decades. Within the country, it has shaped both state and society, including arbitrating key decisions — from foreign policy to economic management.

      CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS IN PAKISTAN by Hasan Askari Rizvi. She publicly lauded the military's role in restoring democracy and vowed to strengthen the armed forces by making resources available to them. The military budget continued to rise during both terms and her government worked closely with the military on Afghanistan and the nuclear. of democracy and facilitated the return of the military to power in The case of Pakistan is instructive in what it reveals about the changing role of Islamism in deter-mining the balance of power between civil-military relations, and how democratiza-tion and Islamization - civil-military and Islamism-state relations - are influencing.


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Military, civil society and democratization in Pakistan by S. Akbar Zaidi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan is his third book to be published by Vanguard. His recent books include The New Development Paradigm: Papers on Institutions, NGOs, Gender and Local Government (), Pakistan’s Economic and Social Development: The Domestic, Regional and Global Context (), and Issues in Pakistan's Economy ().

The book is full of new facts and perspectives. This is a very timely book as the civil-military relations in Pakistan are a top subject for the South Asia watcher. This book is a great source to help understand Pakistani politics and Pakistan Army’s perspective on the Global War on by: Get this from a library.

Military, civil society and democratization in Pakistan. [S Akbar Zaidi]. Given the paucity of good scholarly material on civil-military relations in Pakistan, The Army and Democracy must be welcomed as an important contribution to the field.

This very digestible and readable book has made a cogent and strong case for civilian rule and democratic principles without in any way being opinionated or preachy. Press and Civil Society in Pakistan: Seeds of Democracy in a Terrorism-Torn Country [ul Hassan, Taimur] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Press and Civil Society in Pakistan: Seeds of Democracy in a Terrorism-Torn Country. The Army and Democracy is a simple insight into the complicated civil-military relations in Pakistan. Considering the ongoing anti-government agitation, Aqil Shah’s book, The Army and Democracy, is likely to attract a large number of readers.

Civil-Military relations in Pakistan Though founded as a democratic state inPakistan has been ruled by the non-political Institute of the military for half of the country’s age. Today, Pakistan has a democratically elected civilian government under the skepticism whether it is truly ruling the country, or still the troops hold the.

Akbar Zaidi, Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan (Lahore: Vanguard Books, ), pages. The work is a collection of seven articles mostly written in and later modified by the author, S.

Akbar Zaidi, himself. The Military & Politics in Pakistan By Hasan Askari Rizvi: This book undertakes a comprehensive and documented study of the role of the military in Pakistan’s society and politics with a view to explaining why and how a professional military can acquire political disposition.

Civil society has played a pivotal role in the promotion of democratic culture and tradition in Pakistan. The civil society compelled the ruling class to enact the Objectives Resolution () and the first constitution of Pakistan (). Civil society compelled General Ayub Khan to File Size: 94KB.

Governance and Democracy in Pakistan 5 Poverty and Scarcity of Essential Goods Pakistan was established in the northwest and northeast of the South Asian subcontinent. These areas were neglected by the British being closer to the borders.

It was considered safer to invest in central India which was beyond the reach of enemy air force. The article aims to examine the relationship between civil and democracy in a historical context, and find its traces in Pakistan.

There are different ways in which the term 'civil society' has. As Aqil Shah argues in The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan, the military’s continued involvement in Pakistani politics can be attributed, amongst other things, to its self-perception as the only organisation capable of defending Pakistan from the myriad threats.

Based on archival materials, internal military documents, and over interviews with politicians, civil servants, and Pakistani officers, including four service chiefs and three heads of the clandestine Inter-Services Intelligence, The Army and Democracy provides insight into the military’s contentious relationship with Pakistan’s civilian government.

Shah identifies steps for reforming Pakistan’s armed forces. Pakistan’s civil society is a very vibrant and has led the struggle for democracy and human rights despite a wide range of blocking forces and challenges. Even in the complexity of terrorist threats, Pakistani civil society has bravely countered extremist’s.

Pakistan: Civil-Military Rela ons in a P ost-Colonial State (local) Punjabis in general is crucial to explaining their in uence on politics and the military in : Dr Ejaz Hussain.

In this context the most trusted institution in the country is Pakistan’s army, which is trusted by 82 percent of the population. But despite the lack of confidence in political intuitions and high trust in the army, most Pakistanis do trust democracy.

According to a December Gallup Poll. The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan. Aqil Shah. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pages. ISBN Reviewed by Mark F.

Briskey The army remains the foremost power in Pakistan and Aqil Shah’s. The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan. provides a well-researched work on the origins of Author: Mark F. Briskey. Pakistan: Military Role in Civil Administration. Bidanda M.

Chengappa, Senior Fellow, IDSA Pakistan's growing dependence on the armed forces to provide a panacea for the crisis in civil administration appears to be sustaining its image of a "praetorian" or "garrison" state.1 Despite the military leadership professing no desire to rule the country after a decade of democracy, the government has.

Civil Military Relations in Contemporary Pakistan. How to cope with this kind of ‘soft’ military intervention is a common dilemma for civilian leaders of states that have experienced prolonged military rule. The civilian regimes that succeed military rule face serious identity crises.

After independence inPakistan indulged in her first military expedition inwhen Kashmir was attacked by Indian army on request of Maharaja of Kashmir, against the public wishes, on question of accession to either India or Pakistan.Chapter five will analyze attempts at the democratization of Pakistan and the vital role the civil-military relationship has played in this struggle.

I will include a detailed analysis of the civilian leaders and their power play with the military. With the numerous obstacles Pakistan has Author: Najiyah Khan.

There is an absolute benchmark in civil-military relations: civilians have a right to be wrong. Advocates of military rule in Pakistan have argued that civilian leaders have not Author: Sunil Dasgupta.