Political Development in Pakistan

Princeton University Press
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An analysis of Pakistani politics under President Mohammad Ayub Khan that focuses on the practical limitations of that leader's ability to mobilize mass backing even when he is supported by a powerful army. Of particular significance is the non-totalitarian character of Ayub Khan’s program.

Originally published in 1965.

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Princeton University Press
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Published on
Dec 8, 2015
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Pages
364
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ISBN
9781400876389
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English
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Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / World / Asian
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