Pakistan: From the Rhetoric of Democracy to the Rise of Militancy
Publisher: Routledge India | ISBN 10: 0415670403 | 2011 | PDF | 264 pages | 10.3 MB
The essays in this volume address the central theme of Pakistan’s enduring, yet elusive, quest for democracy. The book charts Pakistan’s struggle from its very inception, at least in the political rhetoric provided by both civilian and military leaders, for democracy, liberalism, freedom of expression, inclusiveness of minorities and even secularism. At the same time, it demonstrates how in practice, the country has continued to drift towards increasingly brittle authoritarianism, religious extremism and intolerance of minorities — both Muslim and non-Muslim.