The Unplanned Revolution: Observations on the processes of socio-economic change in Pakistan

Hardcover | July 1, 2009

byArif Hasan

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The book is divided into six sections, representing the differnt ecological regions of Pakistan. These sections are the Mountains, Indus Plains and Western Islands, The Desert, the River (Indus), the Coast and the City. The social, economic, physical and governance related changes that havetaken place in these regions are described through extracts from reports, field notes for different development related work and media articles prepared by the author and through extracts from his personal dairies. The writings identify past socio-economic conditions as viewed by the communities the author worked or interacted with, present conditions and emerging trends. It also identifies the actors of change, their relationships with each other and with the largr physical and political context on the other. The section on the city deals with the informal sector in the provision of land and services, the impact of globalisation on culture and development and contains geographies of resistance by communities to "insensitive" development projects.

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The book is divided into six sections, representing the differnt ecological regions of Pakistan. These sections are the Mountains, Indus Plains and Western Islands, The Desert, the River (Indus), the Coast and the City. The social, economic, physical and governance related changes that havetaken place in these regions are described thr...

Arif Hasan is an architect/planner in private practice in Karachi. He studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic and on his return to Karachi in 1968, established an independent practice which slowly evolved into dealing with urban planning and development issues in general and of Asia and Pakistan in particular. He has been a co...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195476697

ISBN - 13:9780195476699

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IntroductionPart I: The Mountains1. Northern Areas 19862. Northern Areas 20003. Northern Areas 2003: Women's EducationPart II: The Indus Plains and the Western Highlands4. Changes in Social Relations5. Changes in NWFP 19866. Changes in Rural Sindh 19867. Social Changes and the Rural Built Environment8. Environment Chapter - Eight :KhajjiPart III: The Desert9. Tharparkar 198710. Thar Revisited 1992Part IV: The River11. Mohanas 1968 and 198612. The Indus Delta 1989Part V: The Coast13. Lasbela District 198914. Gwadar District 198915. Rehri Goth 1993Part VI: The City16. The Informal Sector in Urban Development 198917. The Changing Face of Karachi's Inner City18. Karachi 2000: Social and Demographic Change19. Interviews on the Beach 200120. The New Urban Development Paradigm and Civil Society Responses in Karachi21. The Impact of Globalisation on the Informal Sector in Karachi22. The Lyari Expressway: History, Citizen's Concerns and Community ResistanceAbbreviationsGlossary