Bookcover of The Politics of Alliances in Pakistan (1954-1999)
Booktitle:

The Politics of Alliances in Pakistan (1954-1999)

Scholars' Press (2013-08-15 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-51668-5

ISBN-10:
3639516680
EAN:
9783639516685
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The book focuses on various political alliances during 1954-1999. The dynamics of opposition alliances of military and political regimes illustrate that the small and unorganized political parties could not challenge the authority individually. Therefore they took the route of alliances on the basis of minimum common points with the leadership of dominated component parties excluding their common political programme. These alliances were marriages of convenience among divergent groups for short term gains. With the change of objectives, conditions and realities, these alliances ended in chaos or their allies parted away and adopted their own stands, in changed political circumstances. The political personalities rather than political ideologies and party programmes were the dominant factors behind the formation of alliances and coalitions. However the sentiment for democracy has remained always very strong among the masses. The society at large co-operated with all these political alliances seeking to promote democracy with different intensity, but the politicians frequently changed sides defying public trust and thus failed in bringing any healthy change in Pakistani Politics.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
Akhtar Hussain
Number of pages:
508
Published on:
2013-08-15
Stock:
Available
Category:
Political system
Price:
99.90 €
Keywords:
party politics, Political Alliances, Political History of Pakistan

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