Making Federation Work: Federalism in Pakistan After the 18th Amendment

Hardcover | April 30, 2015

byAsma Faiz

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The book presents diverse perspectives from different disciplines with coherence and an admirable focus on federalism. It adequately explains why federalism needs to be re-examined and be a subject of fresh scholarship. The book is an impressive, quality collection of articles. The articlesaddress all dimensions of federalism and make a good addition to literature on federalism. It is a good addition not only to the academic field of Pakistani politics, but in the literature of the popular field of federalism in general. The 18th Amendment itself is a landmark event in the constitutional history of Pakistan. This event has been analysed in the different chapters of the book from different angles. Historical, political, economic, sociological, and environmental factors associated with this unique federal experimenthave been thoroughly analysed by a galaxy of learned scholars. Moreover, it provides a rare opportunity of giving a platform for the works of eminent scholars. The book will not only introduce students to the burning issues of Pakistani politics but will also provide advice to policymakers,practitioners, and researchers for their future endeavours.

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The book presents diverse perspectives from different disciplines with coherence and an admirable focus on federalism. It adequately explains why federalism needs to be re-examined and be a subject of fresh scholarship. The book is an impressive, quality collection of articles. The articlesaddress all dimensions of federalism and make ...

Asma Faiz teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has been teaching courses on Comparative Politics, International Conflict, and Civil War. Her research areas include ethnicity, federalism, citizen diplomacy between India and Pakistan, and the rise and fall of na...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:354 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.04 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199401853

ISBN - 13:9780199401857

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements AcronymsList of ContributorsIntroductionPart 1: The Political and Constitutional Design of Federalism in Pakistan1. Mohammad Waseem: Pakistan: A Majority-Constraining Federation2. Shahid Javed Burki: The 18th Constitutional Amendment: Pakistanas Constitution Redesigned3. Shahid Hamid: The 18th Amendment: Restructuring the FederationPart 2: The Emerging Intergovernmental Relations4. Syed Jaffer Ahmed: Intergovernmental Relations in the Federal System of Pakistan5. Pasha and Hafiz A. Pasha: Financial Implications of Devolution in Pakistan6. Zafarullah Khan: Future of Pakistani Federation: A Case Study of the Council of Common InterestPart 3: Ethnicity, Province, and Local Government7. Maryam Khan: Politics of Ethnic Federalism in Pakistan8. Ayesha Siddiqa: Reimagining Pakistan: Identity Politics in a National Security State9. Aasim Sajjad Akhter: The Making of a Divided Polity: Class, Ethnicity, and Devolution of PowerPart 4: The 18th Amendment: The Process and Problems of Implementation10. Syed Rizwan Mehboob: The 18th Amendment: Opportunities and Challenges of Devolution in Pakistan11. Ali Qazilbash: The 18th Amendment: Governing Health and Labour in the Provinces12. Marie Lall: Globalization, Decentralization, and the Effects of the 18th Amendment on Education in PakistanPart 5: Federalism: The Regional Perspective13. Balveer Arora: Pluralistic Federalism in India: Accommodation of DiversityConclusionBibliography