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Published: 25 July 2010

262 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780195477030

Bookseller Code (06)


Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment in Pakistan 1947-1958

The Role of Punjab

Lubna Saif

This study investigates how the alliance of the non-representative groups, including civil and military bureaucracies and the landed class--a product of colonialism operating within the imperatives of Neo-colonialism--created the institutional imbalance in the formative years of Pakistan's life. This resulted in the continuation of the colonial legacy of a 'Security State' at the cost of economic and social development, which jeopardized the evolution of a modern, progressive nation-state.


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