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Pakistan under siege : extremism, society, and the state

Author: Madiha Afzal; Brookings Institution,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is Pakistan a locus for extremism? What drives the attitudes of this complex, richly textured country of more than 200 million people? Using rigorous analysis of survey data, in-depth interviews in schools and universities in Pakistan, historical narrative reporting, and her own intuitive understanding of the country, the author gives a multidimensional picture of Pakistan's relationship with extremism. -- from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)945232137
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madiha Afzal; Brookings Institution,
ISBN: 9780815729464 0815729464
OCLC Number: 1016638213
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: A country of radicals? Not quite --
Bound to its narrative: the Pakistani state and terrorist groups --
Pakistan's legal Islamization --
An ideological education --
Islamists and madrassas --
An appraisal and a way forward --
Appendixes. A. The Objective Resolution ; B. Levels of education.
Other Titles: Extremism, society, and the state
Responsibility: Madiha Afzal.

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Why is Pakistan a locus for extremism? What drives the attitudes of this complex, richly textured country of more than 200 million people? Using rigorous analysis of survey data, in-depth interviews in schools and universities in Pakistan, historical narrative reporting, and her own intuitive understanding of the country, the author gives a multidimensional picture of Pakistan's relationship with extremism. -- from back cover.

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