This account of Pakistan's complicated political mosaic focuses on ethnic tensions within the country, the Mohajir movement, Pashtun and Baloch nationalisms, and the "Punjabization" of the country. Contributors also look at the country's complex position within the South Asian region, including its foreign policy, and the dialectic between domestic and foreign policy, and the role of the army. The book raises many thought-provoking questions, including the definition of Palestinian identity, the control of the state, and the deeply flawed institution of democracy.
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About the Author
Christophe Jaffrelot is deputy director of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales in Paris.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPart 1: Failed State: Ethnic Conflicts and Sectarianism 1. The Punjabization of Pakistan: Myth or Reality - Ian Talbot 2. The Mohajir Issue - Yunas Samad 3. The New Religious Groups - Saeed Sahfqat 4. Islam, the State and the Rise of Sectarian Militancy - S.V.R. Nasr 5. Interpreting Ethnic Movements in Pakistan - Christophe JaffrelotPart 2: At the Crossroads of Regional Tensions 6. The Indian Syndrome: Between Kashmir and the Nuclear Predicament - Jean-Luc Racine 7. The Islamic Dimension of the Kashmir Insurgency - Sumit Ganguly 8. The Regional Dimension of Sectarian Conflicts in Pakistan - Mariam Abou Zahab 9. Pakistan and the Taleban - Olivier Roy 10. The Taleban Factor in Regional Politics - Gilles Dorronsoro 11. The Geopolitics of Pakistan's Energy Supply - Frederic GrarePart 3: State Without a Foreign Policy? 12. The Dialectic between Domestic and Foreign Policy - Mohammed Waseem 13. The 'Multivocal' State: The Kashmir Politics of Pakistan - Amelie Blom 14. Does the Army Shape Pakistan's Foreign Policy? - Ian Talbot 15. Conclusion: And Yet It Exists - Pierre Lafrance