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Demanding Power: Contentious Politics and Electricity in Pakistan

IDS Working Paper 551

This paper explores Pakistan’s electricity supply crisis that lasted from 2007 to 2015, and the ensuing contention that shaped public discourse and political events in the country. During this period, which witnessed electricity outages of up to 14 hours per day, 456 incidents of contention...

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Umair Javed & 2 others

3 June 2021

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