‘Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Democracy and Dictatorship’ examines how the civilian side of the state’s current regime has survived the transition to democracy. It provides critical insights into the evolution of political parties in Pakistan and their role in democracies in general. A comprehensive collection of essays by researchers who have used interviews, surveys, data, and ethnography to shed light on the internal workings and motivations of these groups, the book gives the reader a holistic in-depth view of the current political landscape of Pakistan.
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Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC), as part of the Political Economy of Development Series, this session will be moderated by Dr. Umair Javed. Dr. Javed will be joined by authors of the book, including, Dr. Mariam Mufti, Dr. Sarah Khan and Dr. Asad Liaqat, who will discuss the premise of the book, the country’s diverse party system and the state of Pakistan after its 2018 elections.
Time: 6:00 pm (PKT)
- Dr. Mariam Mufti – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo
- Dr. Asad Liaqat – Research Scientist, Facebook
- Dr. Sarah Khan – Assistant Professor, Yale University
- Dr. Umair Javed – Assistant Professor, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS