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Title Pakistan under siege : extremism, society, and the state / Madiha Afzal.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-181) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
Contents A country of radicals? Not quite -- Bound to its narrative: the Pakistani state and terrorist groups -- Pakistan's legal Islamization -- An ideological education -- Islamists and madrassas -- An appraisal and a way forward -- Appendixes. A. The Objective Resolution ; B. Levels of education.
Summary Why is Pakistan a locus for extremism? What drives the attitudes of this complex, richly textured country of more than 200 million people? Using rigorous analysis of survey data, in-depth interviews in schools and universities in Pakistan, historical narrative reporting, and her own intuitive understanding of the country, the author gives a multidimensional picture of Pakistan's relationship with extremism. -- from back cover.
Other Author Brookings Institution, issuer of work.
Other Title Print version: 0815729456 9780815729457
Other Title Extremism, society, and the state