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Book Title : MILITARY, STATE AND SOCIETY IN PAKISTAN
Author Name : Hasan Askari Rizvi
Publisher Name : Sang-e-Meel Publications
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Year Of Publication : 2003

Book Review

This book undertakes a comprehensive and documented study of the role of the military in Pakistan’s society and politics with a view to explaining why and how a professional military can acquire political disposition.

The major themes have been studied with the reference to three clusters of factors: the military establishment and its organizational resources and professional and corporate interests; and the interaction across the functional boundaries between the military and the civil and its implications for the power balance in the polity. The weakness of the civilian/political institutions and their inability to cope with diverse demands on the political system make it convenient for the senior commanders to expand their role and even assume power. However, military intervation is not is not necessarily an enduring remedy but it is a part of the overall problem of weak civilian institutions and political decay.