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Pakistan: Beyond the 'Crisis State'

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Bringing together an extraordinary array of experts, including renowned Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani American sociologist and historian Ayesha Jalal, and Zahid Hussain, author of several books on Islamic militancy in Pakistan, "Pakistan: Beyond the "Crisis State" "takes unique stock of the Islamic republic's fundamental strengths and weaknesses.

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Published June 7th 2011 by Columbia University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ali Shahid
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a feel good book about Pakistan, with a lot of optimism thrown in good measure. This optimism was in air after the floods of 2010 and the post 18th amendment furore.
However, in retrospect the crisis state has prolonged for Pakistan's economy, politics and society and therefore the optimism ensconed in the essays, seem a little outdated and artificial.
The essays have been written by the who's who of the Pakistan's liberal elite. In my opinion, Maleeha Lodhi's essay titled " Beyond the Cr
Syed Muhammad
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: though-provoking
Being a Pakistani, this book was extremely depressing for me, it depicts a very grim of Pakistan that most Pakistanis are unaware of and it is certainly an opener. I would safely say that you will only find 'Crisis' and nothing 'Beyond' in this book, the only encouraging and hopeful chapter in this book was by 'Mohsin Hamid'. I believe that every Pakistani should read this book, you can't confront your problem unless you know about them and this book is a good starter, there should be an Urdu ve ...more
Dec 31, 2016 added it
Cannot say authored rather compilation of articles. Practical approaches are missing as the authors have theoretical approaches and written their respective articles while sitting in the air conditioned rooms. The gaps are felt as the book is divided into 16 chapters and each chapter deals with separate topic and different author which breaks the rhythm of the book. Not found it interesting.
Muhammad Shahzad Bajwa
This book provides a great insight into the prevailing state of affairs and how they came to be. It is a good sign seeing the recommendations given in the book already in action. I hope Pakistan stays on track.
Rana Imtiaz
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is very good book to read
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
a good compilation
Aug 07, 2016 rated it liked it
A good book if you are interested in the problems Pakistan is facing and why it is facing them,though simple answer is rampant corruption and lack of work ethic at every level of society/government.There is some optimism thrown in there to counter the realism,that Pakistan is on the verge of collapse.
The optimistic chapters give pure sanctimony about a supposedly bright future that Pakistan has: "We need better governance,we need better accountability,we need to curb extremism...and then Pakista
Faraz Ali
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ever-greans
The complexity to explain Pakistan was well sorted out by introducing different author for different chapter and each chapter explaining different aspects of Pakistan. From pessimist to optimist approach, the book shows a well close to the reality picture of Pakistani scenarios.
Danyal Wahid
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
A highly informative book about the basic problems Pakistan is facing besides offering an optimistic perspective to the whole topic, a must read if you're a Pakistani.
Tahir Hussain
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
not expected out of a brilliant diplomet and an enlightened pakistani author,more like essay compilation.
Asma Rafiq
it is agood book
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it
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Good compilation of different views, as how to take out Pakistan from current crisis and take it beyond.
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