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Pakistan at a Crossroads: Musharraf, the War on Terror, and the Possibilities for a Sustainable Democracy

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2008
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This study examines Pakistan's modem history, focusing on the role the military has played in the country's politics and its impact on the prospects for democracy. It attempts to understand the motives behind the military 's frequent coup d 'etats and its rationale for keeping and yielding power. More specifically, this study investigates President Pervez Musharrars policies and initiatives, including electoral and constitutional changes, with the objective of identifying obstacles to a peaceful transition to democracy. In this respect, it probes and assesses the role played by the United States in Pakistan's domestic and foreign policies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Finally, this study seeks to investigate the interplay of roles played by Islamic extremists, secular groups and the military in hopes of assessing the prospects of a sustainable democracy in Pakistan.
Title: Pakistan at a Crossroads: Musharraf, the War on Terror, and the Possibilities for a Sustainable Democracy.
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Name(s): Porges, Lori Ann
Rabil, Robert, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 100 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines Pakistan's modem history, focusing on the role the military has played in the country's politics and its impact on the prospects for democracy. It attempts to understand the motives behind the military 's frequent coup d 'etats and its rationale for keeping and yielding power. More specifically, this study investigates President Pervez Musharrars policies and initiatives, including electoral and constitutional changes, with the objective of identifying obstacles to a peaceful transition to democracy. In this respect, it probes and assesses the role played by the United States in Pakistan's domestic and foreign policies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Finally, this study seeks to investigate the interplay of roles played by Islamic extremists, secular groups and the military in hopes of assessing the prospects of a sustainable democracy in Pakistan.
Identifier: FA00000951 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): War on Terrorism, 2001---Participation, Pakistani
Musharraf, Pervez
Pakistan--Politics and government--1988-
Sustainable development--Political aspects--Pakistan
Geopolitics--Asia, Central
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