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The politics of common sense : state, society and culture in Pakistan

Author: Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Looks at everyday political practice in contemporary Pakistan"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
ISBN: 9781107155664 1107155665
OCLC Number: 1001431469
Description: xiv, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The structure of power "from above" --
Accumulation in practice --
The many faces of Islam --
The nation that never became --
The subordinate classes: beyond common sense? --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Aasim Sajjad Akhtar.

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This work offers a refreshingly different perspective on Pakistan, documenting the evolution of Pakistan's structure of power over the past four decades. In particular, it looks at how the military  Read more...

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