ISBN 9788129118714,Pakistan : Beyond The Crisis State

Pakistan : Beyond The Crisis State


Maleeha Lodhi


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118714

ISBN-10 8129118718

Hard Back

Number of Pages 420 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Seen through the lens of the outsider, Pakistan has often been reduced to a caricature. Its diversity and resilience have rarely figured in the single-issue focus of recent literature on the country, be it journalistic or schol?arly. This book seeks to present an alternate paradigm and to contribute a deeper understanding of the country?s dynamics that may help explain why Pakistan has confounded all the doomsday scenarios. It brings together an extraordinary array of leading experts, including Ahmed Rashid, Ayesha Jalal and Zahid Hussain, and practitioners, such as the book?s editor, Maleeha Lodhi, Akbar Ahmed and Munir Akram. Together they debate their country?s strengths and weaknesses and offer ways out of its current predicament. This book provides a picture of how Pakistanis see themselves and their country?s faultlines and spells out ways to overcome these. Pakistan?s political, economic, social, foreign policy and governance challenges are assessed in detail. So too is the complex interplay between domestic de?velopments and external factors including great power interests that are so central to the Pakistan story and explain the vicissitudes in its fortunes. Lodhi and her contributors contend that Pakistan and its people have the capacity to transform their country into a stable, modern Muslim state, but bold reforms will be needed to bring about this outcome. About the Author DR MALEEHA LODHI has twice served as Pakistan?s Ambas?sador to the United States as well as to the United Kingdom. She has been editor of two of Pakistan?s leading daily newspapers, The News and The Mus?lim. She served on the UN Secretary General?s advisory board on disarma?ment, taught at the London School of Economics and has been a fellow at Harvard University and at Washington?s Woodrow Wilson Center. In 1994, Time magazine named her as one of 100 people who would help define the twenty-first century.