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The Resource The warrior state : Pakistan in the contemporary world, T. V. Paul

The warrior state : Pakistan in the contemporary world, T. V. Paul

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The warrior state : Pakistan in the contemporary world
Title
The warrior state
Title remainder
Pakistan in the contemporary world
Statement of responsibility
T. V. Paul
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Warrior State, noted international relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul untangles this fascinating riddle. Paul argues that the "geostrategic curse"--akin to the "resource curse" that plagues oil-rich autocracies--is at the root of Pakistan's unique inability to progress. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles: the US-Soviet rivalry, the conflict with India, and most recently the post 9/11 wars. No matter how ineffective the regime is, massive foreign aid keeps pouring in from major powers and their allies with a stake in the region. The reliability of such aid defuses any pressure on political elites to launch the far-reaching domestic reforms necessary to promote sustained growth, higher standards of living, and more stable democratic institutions. Paul shows that excessive war-making efforts have drained Pakistan's limited economic resources without making the country safer or more stable. Indeed, despite the regime's emphasis on security, the country continues to be beset by widespread violence and terrorism
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paul, T. V
Dewey number
954.9105
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS383.5.A2
LC item number
P385 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pakistan
  • Geopolitics
  • National security
  • War
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Geopolitics
  • National security
  • Political science
  • War
  • Pakistan
Label
The warrior state : Pakistan in the contemporary world, T. V. Paul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and development -- The causes -- A turbulent history -- The garrison state -- The geostrategic urge -- Religion and politics -- Comparing Pakistan -- The warrior state today
Control code
ocn852031217
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199322237
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852031217
  • (Sirsi) a1760432
Label
The warrior state : Pakistan in the contemporary world, T. V. Paul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and development -- The causes -- A turbulent history -- The garrison state -- The geostrategic urge -- Religion and politics -- Comparing Pakistan -- The warrior state today
Control code
ocn852031217
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199322237
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852031217
  • (Sirsi) a1760432

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