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The Fractious Path: Pakistan's Democratic Transition

 
Raza Rumi (Author)
Synopsis

Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan has oscillated between weak democratic governments and brutal military dictatorships, the latter ruling for about half its existence. In 2013, for the first time, there was a peaceful transfer of power from a democratic government that had completed its tenure to another. The question is: will it last? To understand this, Raza Rumi examines the crucial years between 2008 and 2013, which marked the transition from General Pervez Musharraf’s authoritarian regime to a democratic order. Pakistan underwent a series of turbulent events in 2007, including the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December of that year. Two months later, the elections returned her party to power, putting in place a hybrid military-democratic government. Grappling with the spillover of conflict in Afghanistan, jihadist insurgency and a fragile economy, Pakistan’s democracy had to contend with the imbalances inherent to the country’s power structure. Reporting from the ground as these political developments were unravelling, Rumi provides a unique window on contemporary Pakistan – its democratic transition, internal security, extremism, governance, foreign policy and the future of democracy in the country.

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About the author

Raza Rumi

Raza Rumi is an international development professional based in Lahore. He has worked for national and international organizations such as the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank. He also edits and writes for the Friday Times and contributes to leading national dailies in Pakistan and abroad. He blogs at Jahane Rumi, a website devoted to Sufism and the arts and cultures of South Asia.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Fractious Path: Pakistan's Democratic Transition
Author Raza Rumi
Format Softcover
Date published: 06.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351777304
length 376p.,
Subjects History