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

ISBN : 9780199401857

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Author: 
Asma Faiz
Pages
354 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
148 x 227 mm
Pub date
Jun 2015
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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 articles address 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 experiment have 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.

Index: 

Acknowledgements
Acronyms
List of Contributors
Introduction
PART 1: THE POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN OF FEDERALISM IN PAKISTAN
1. Pakistan: A Majority-Constraining Federation
AMOHAMMAD WASEEM
2. The 18th Constitutional Amendment: Pakistanas Constitution Redesigned
ASHAHID JAVED BURKI
3. The 18th Amendment: Restructuring the Federation
ASHAHID HAMID
PART 2: THE EMERGING INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
4. Intergovernmental Relations in the Federal System of Pakistan
ASYED JAFFER AHMED
5. Financial Implications of Devolution in Pakistan
AAISHA G. PASHA AND HAFIZ A. PASHA
6. Future of Pakistani Federation: A Case Study of the Council of Common Interest
AZAFARULLAH KHAN
PART 3: ETHNICITY, PROVINCE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
7. Politics of Ethnic Federalism in Pakistan
AMARYAM KHAN
8. Reimagining Pakistan: Identity Politics in a National Security State
AAYESHA SIDDIQA
9. The Making of a Divided Polity: Class, Ethnicity, and Devolution of Power
AAASIM SAJJAD AKHTER
PART 4: THE 18TH AMENDMENT: THE PROCESS AND PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTATION
10. The 18th Amendment: Opportunities and Challenges of Devolution in Pakistan
ASYED RIZWAN MEHBOOB
11. The 18th Amendment: Governing Health and Labour in the Provinces
AALI QAZILBASH
12. Globalization, Decentralization, and the Effects of the 18th Amendment on Education in Pakistan
AMARIE LALL
PART 5: FEDERALISM: THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
13. Pluralistic Federalism in India: Accommodation of Diversity
ABALVEER ARORA
Conclusion
Bibliography

About the author: 

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 nationalist movements in Pakistan. She has been a participant in various international conferences in Pakistan and the US. She has also been a co-organizer of conferences in LUMS on regional issues, with a focus on Pakistan and India. Her previous book India-Pakistan Dialogue: Bringing the Society In was published by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka. She has pursued her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Sciences Po, Paris.

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