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The Resource The army and democracy : military politics in Pakistan, Aqil Shah

The army and democracy : military politics in Pakistan, Aqil Shah

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The army and democracy : military politics in Pakistan
Title
The army and democracy
Title remainder
military politics in Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Aqil Shah
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since Pakistan gained independence in 1947, only once has an elected government completed its tenure and peacefully transferred power to another elected government. In sharp contrast to neighboring India, the Muslim nation has been ruled by its military for over three decades. Even when they were not directly in control of the government, the armed forces maintained a firm grip on national politics. How the military became Pakistan's foremost power elite and what its unchecked authority means for the future of this nuclear-armed nation are among the crucial questions Aqil Shah takes up in The Army and Democracy. Pakistan's and India's armies inherited their organization, training, and doctrines from their British predecessor, along with an ethic that regarded politics as outside the military domain. But Pakistan's weak national solidarity, exacerbated by a mentality that saw war with India looming around every corner, empowered the military to take national security and ultimately government into its own hands. As the military's habit of disrupting the natural course of politics gained strength over time, it arrested the development of democratic institutions. Based on archival materials, internal military documents, and over 100 interviews with politicians, civil servants, and Pakistani officers, including four service chiefs and three heads of the clandestine Inter-Services Intelligence, The Army and Democracy provides insight into the military's contentious relationship with Pakistan's civilian government. Shah identifies steps for reforming Pakistan's armed forces and reducing its interference in politics, and sees lessons for fragile democracies striving to bring the military under civilian control. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shah, Aqil
Dewey number
322/.5095491
Index
index present
LC call number
UA853.P18
LC item number
S53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • Civil-military relations
  • Pakistan
  • Democracy
  • Pakistan
Label
The army and democracy : military politics in Pakistan, Aqil Shah
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Waging war, building a nation -- Marching toward martial law -- 'Revolution' to revolt -- Recapturing the state -- From Zia to Musharraf -- Musharraf and military professionalism -- The military and democracy
Control code
861478409
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780674728936
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013037070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478409
Label
The army and democracy : military politics in Pakistan, Aqil Shah
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Waging war, building a nation -- Marching toward martial law -- 'Revolution' to revolt -- Recapturing the state -- From Zia to Musharraf -- Musharraf and military professionalism -- The military and democracy
Control code
861478409
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780674728936
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013037070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478409

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