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Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan

By Amna Imam, Eazaz A. Dar

CRC Press – 2013 – 254 pages

Series: Public Administration and Public Policy

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    978-1-46-651154-5
    December 14th 2013

Description

This book explores the role of the grass roots public administrative institution of DC & DM in historical context for Pakistan, and its viability for a meaningful democracy and stability of the country. The authors contend that Pakistan’s democracy to-date lacks firm foundation, as evidenced by the country’s disintegration in 1971, violence and drugs in the 80s, crime infested communities in the 90s, terrorism in the 2000s, and the current volatile situation in Balochistan and FATA, as well as high crime rate and lacking sense of security among the communities of Pakistan.

Contents

Introduction

Noteworthy Theoretical and Practical Contributions of the Book

Conclusion

References

Chapter 2Public Administration in Historic Pakistan

Introduction

Part 1: Administrative History of Classical and Modern Era Pakistan and the Theory of Path Dependency

Part 2: The Administrative History of Pakistan in the Classical and Modern Eras

Part 3: Comparing Bureaucratic Traditions of Historic Pakistan

Conclusion

References

Administrative History of Pakistan

Introduction

Part 1: First Decade of Pakistan’s Existence (1947–1958)

Part 2: First Martial Law and the First Popular Government (1959–1973)

Part 3: Impacts of Civil Service Reforms of 1973, First Popular Government, and Subsequent Martial Law (1974–1985)

Part 4: Democratic Potpourri and Supreme Court’s Role in Administrative Change (1986–1996)

Part 5: Executive and Judicial Magistrates (1997–2002)

Part 6: Pervaiz Musharraf and His Administrative Reforms (2003–2008)

Part 7: Post-Musharraf (2009–2011)

Conclusion

References

Theoretical Framework

Introduction

Part 1: Core Theoretical Framework

Part 2: Politics–Administration Dichotomy

Part 3: Separation of Powers

Part 4: Empirical Model

Conclusion

References

Crunching Numbers

Introduction

Part 1: Data Collection

Part 2: Instrumentation in Sindh

Part 3: Instrumentation in Punjab

Part 4: Discussion of Findings

Conclusion

References

Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations of Arguments That Led to the Demise of Apolitical Protracted Consultation and Instrumentation in Pakistan and Its Implications

Introduction

Part 1: Equality of All or Equality of All before Law?

Part 2: Territorial Integrity—Use of Force or Standardized Law? Should Standardized Law Be Applied by Generalists

Part 3: Inherent Causes of the Demise of the DC & DM

Part 4: Structural Imbalances

Part 5: Way Forward

Conclusion

References

Identifying Core Areas of Improvement and Recommendations for a Lasting Democracy in Pakistan

Introduction

Part 1: Colonial Institution of Feudalism—A Mind-Set

Part 2: Frequent Modifications in Administrative Structures Creating Perceptions of Vacuum and, Thus, Opportunity for Adventurism

Part 3: Quality of Civil Servants in Pakistan including Manner of Appointment, Training, and Postings

Part 4: Separation of Powers versus a System of Checks and Balances

Part 5: Generalist versus Specialist Debate Overlooking the Regulation–Implementation Dichotomy

Part 6: Significance of Historical Roots in Public Administration

Part 7: Quality of Education in Pakistan

Part 8: Most Importantly, a Clear Consensus and Vision on Values for Pakistan

Conclusion

References

Conclusion

References

Index

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