The State of Martial Rule
The Origins of Pakistan's Political Economy of Defence
By (author) Ayesha Jalal
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State of Martial Rule by Ayesha Jalal
Book DescriptionWhen the British dismantled their Raj in 1947 India, as the 'successor' state, inherited the colonial unitary central apparatus whereas Pakistan, as the 'seceding' state, had no semblance of a central government. In The State of Martial Rule Ayesha Jalal analyses the dialectic between state construction and political processes in Pakistan in the first decade of the country's independence and convincingly demonstrates how the imperatives of the international system in the 'cold war' era combined with regional and domestic factors to mould the structure of the Pakistani state. The study concludes by placing the state and political developments in Pakistan since 1958 within a conceptual framework. It will be read by historians of South Asia and by students and specialists of comparative politics and political economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521051842
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ayesha Jalal
Struggle for Pakistan, Hardback (September 2014)
In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider's assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region.
Modern South Asia, Hardback (January 2011)
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