Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan
CRC Press – 2013 – 254 pages
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.
Introduction. Public Administration in Historic Pakistan. Administrative History of Pakistan. Theoretical Framework. Crunching Numbers. Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations of Arguments that Led to the Demise of Apolitical Protracted Consultation and Instrumentation in Pakistan and its Implications. Identifying Core Areas of Improvement and Recommendations for a Lasting Democracy in Pakistan. Conclusion.