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This collection of essays takes a fresh look at the contentious themes of democracy, development and security in Pakistan today. Arguing that the three are closely interlinked, the editors posit that the political and economic experience of the past 58 years shows that neither democracy nor capitalist development can survive without the other. Using a variety of Pakistani, Indian and Western sources, the distinguished contributors examine the internal and external problems of Pakistan with an eye on the challenges that democracy has encountered in the country.
"The authors provide a useful summary of recent developments in this volatile country. The book will be of interest primarily to specialists and practictioners." (S. A. Kochanek 2006-10-01)
About the Author
Veena Kukreja is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Recipient of Gold Medal for securing first position in B.A. (Hons.), Delhi University, Kukreja received her M.A., M.Phil. (both first class) and Ph.D. from Delhi University. She specializes in International Relations, South Asia and Pakistan Studies. Her published works include: Military Intervention in Politics: A Case Study of Pakistan (New Delhi: NBO Publishers, 1985), Civil-Military Relations in South Asia: Pakistan, Bangladesh and India (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1991), Contemporary Pakistan: Political Processes, Conflicts and Crises (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003) and co-edited Pakistan: Democracy, Development and Security Issues (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2005). She has published numerous research papers and articles in scholarly journals.