State, society and power towards a new political economy of Pakistan

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Five sc holars engage with S Akbar Zaidi's proposed agenda for research in the political economy of Pakistan, "Rethinking Pakistan's Political Economy" (1 Febr uar y 2014). Majed A k hter introduces the discussion, Aasim Sajjad Akhtar discusses the hegemonic "politics of common sense", Fahd Ali draws on postcolon ia l theor y to engage Zaidi's use of "political settlements", Umair Javed focuses on associational politics in Punjab and Adeem Suhail theorises "the negotiated state" based on his fieldwork in Karachi. Zaidi responds to the critiques by suggest i ng they are not ruthless enough.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number26-27
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2014


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