The Idea of Pakistan

by: Stephen Philip Cohen

The Idea of Pakistan


Author: Stephen Philip Cohen

Publisher: Brookings Institution

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 01 May 2004

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ISBN: 0815715021 ISBN 13: 9780815715023

The Idea of Pakistan by Stephen Philip Cohen

This book examines the factors contributing to state failure and asks whether the dual identities of Pakistan - created as a homeland for Indian Muslims and as the world's first modern "Islamic" state - are viable in today's world. Top page

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In recent years Pakistan has emerged as a strategic player on the world stage --both as a potential rogue state armed with nuclear weapons and as an American ally in the war against terrorism. But our understanding of this country is superficial. To probe beyond the headlines, Stephen Cohen, author of the prize-winning India: Emerging Power, offers a panoramic portrait of this complex country --from its origins as a homeland for Indian Muslims to a militarydominated state that has experienced uneven economic growth, political chaos, sectarian violence, and several nuclear crises with its much larger neighbor, India. Pakistan's future is uncertain. Can it fulfill its promise of joining the community of nations as a moderate Islamic state, at peace with its neighbors, or could it dissolve completely into a failed state, spewing out terrorists and nuclear weapons in several directions? The Idea of Pakistan will be an essential tool for understanding this critically important country. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Brookings Institution

City: Washington DC

Pages: 367

More info: height 229 mm width 152 mm weight 40 gr thickness 32 mm

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Age recommended: College/higher education

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 954.91 Library of Congress Subject: DS376.9.C6

Departments: Area / regional studies;

Record updated at: 26 September, 2014 time: 06:23

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