The Unplanned Revolution: Observations on the Processes of Socio-economic Change in Pakistan

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byArif Hasan

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This book identifies past socio-economic conditions in the different ecological regions of Pakistan as viewed by the communities the author has worked or interacted with, present conditions, and emerging trends. It also identifies the actors of change and their relationships with each otherand with the larger physical and political context.The volume is divided into six sections, the Mountains, Indus Plains and Western Highlands, the Desert, the River (Indus), the Coast, and the City. The social, economic, physical, and governance-related changes that have taken place in each are described through extracts from reports, field notes for different development-related work, articles prepared by the author, and extracts from his personal diaries. The section on the city deals withthe informal sector in the provision of land and services and the impact of globalization on culture and development. It also contains geographies of resistance by communities to "insensitive" development projects.

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This book identifies past socio-economic conditions in the different ecological regions of Pakistan as viewed by the communities the author has worked or interacted with, present conditions, and emerging trends. It also identifies the actors of change and their relationships with each otherand with the larger physical and political con...

Arif Hasan is an architect/planner in Karachi. His independent practice has evolved since 1968 into dealing with urban planning and development issues, particularly those concerning Asia and Pakistan. He has been a consultant and advisor to many local and foreign CBOs, NGOs, and donor agencies. Since 1982, he has been involved with th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019906590X

ISBN - 13:9780199065905

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