Politics of Pakistan: The Role of the Opposition 1947-1958

Hardcover | August 31, 2013

byKausar Parveen

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The present study is a pioneering work, examining the general patterns of the opposition in the politics of Pakistan. The focus of the study is the role of opposition political parties as the most organized and institutionalized agents of political opposition in any society. It not only helpsunderstand the causes of political instability, but also emphasizes the importance of tolerance and patience with dissent and criticism within society to assist democracy in taking root in Pakistan. The study deals with such questions as the determining factors in the emergence, growth, and development of the opposition in Pakistan; the relation between the government and the opposition and the extent to which it affected the political system; and the role of the opposition in the framing theconstitution for the new state. It considers the perceptions of the opposition on key issues in the politics of Pakistan and describes the role of the opposition parties in the post-independence political developments in Pakistan.

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The present study is a pioneering work, examining the general patterns of the opposition in the politics of Pakistan. The focus of the study is the role of opposition political parties as the most organized and institutionalized agents of political opposition in any society. It not only helpsunderstand the causes of political instabili...

Dr. Kausar Parveen has been teaching History at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, since 2004. Prior to this, she worked in Ibn-i-Ameer Government Degree College for Women, Jalalpur Jattan, and Government College for Women, Murree. Alongside her strong passion for teaching, her particular interest is in research. The major area ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:August 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199064660

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AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsGlossaryIntroduction1. The Role of the Opposition: A Conceptual Framework2. The Emergence of the Opposition In Pakistan: Major Determinants3. The Opposition in Pakistan: Ideology, Program, Structure and Organization4. Rise, Growth, and Development of the Opposition5. The Opposition and Constitution-making6. The Opposition and Political DevelopmentConclusionBibliographyIndex

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