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The Resource Bangladesh and Pakistan : flirting with failure in South Asia, William B. Milam

Bangladesh and Pakistan : flirting with failure in South Asia, William B. Milam

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Bangladesh and Pakistan : flirting with failure in South Asia
Title
Bangladesh and Pakistan
Title remainder
flirting with failure in South Asia
Statement of responsibility
William B. Milam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1971, Pakistan has evolved into a praetorian state plagued by army interventions and corrupt civilian governments. Nevertheless, the tunnel-vision of General Musharraf triggered a political implosion in 2007, and widespread dismay over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has led Pakistanis to vote overwhelmingly for unfettered civilian rule and the diminishment of religious parties. In contrast, the Bangladesh Army seems intent on returning control to civilians, having remained averse to power for the past seventeen years. Furthermore, Bangladeshi society isn't nearly as Islamicized as Pakistan's, though jihadi groups stand ready to exploit the government's weaknesses." "Milam takes a hard look at the political and religious realities of both countries, especially the al-Qaeda-linked jihadi networks that threaten to permanently turn Pakistan into an ideological state. He also considers Islam's undeniable influence on the culture of both societies, and, in turn, the influence of these cultures on the tone and expression of Islam."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Milam, William B
Dewey number
954.9105
Index
index present
LC call number
DS384
LC item number
.M38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series
Series volume
34th v
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Pakistan
  • Islam and politics
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
Label
Bangladesh and Pakistan : flirting with failure in South Asia, William B. Milam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The turning points -- The legacy of two bloody partitions -- Flawed leaders and failed democracies -- From military to civilian rule in Bangladesh -- From military to semi-military rule in Pakistan -- The Ershad military intervention -- Electoral democracy is not enough -- Electoral democracy revisits Pakistan, 1988-99 -- Pakistan's self-fulling prophecy: The military back in power -- Economic and social development and the NGOs -- Still on the brink after thirty-seven years -- Epilogue
Control code
226360222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780231700665
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)226360222
Label
Bangladesh and Pakistan : flirting with failure in South Asia, William B. Milam
Publication
Note
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The turning points -- The legacy of two bloody partitions -- Flawed leaders and failed democracies -- From military to civilian rule in Bangladesh -- From military to semi-military rule in Pakistan -- The Ershad military intervention -- Electoral democracy is not enough -- Electoral democracy revisits Pakistan, 1988-99 -- Pakistan's self-fulling prophecy: The military back in power -- Economic and social development and the NGOs -- Still on the brink after thirty-seven years -- Epilogue
Control code
226360222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780231700665
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)226360222

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