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  • RECONSTRUCTING THE COMMERCIAL REPUBLIC

    James Madison is the thinker most responsible for laying the groundwork of the American commercial republic. But he did not anticipate that the propertied class on which he relied would become extraordinarily politically powerful at the same time as its interests narrowed. This and other flaws, argues Stephen L. Elkin, have undermined the delicately balanced system he constructed. In Reconstructing the Commercial Republic, Elkin critiques the Madisonian system, revealing which of its aspects have withstood the test of time and which have not.

    The deficiencies Elkin points out provide the starting point for his own constitutional theory of the republic—a theory that, unlike Madison’s, lays out a substantive conception of the public interest that emphasizes the power of institutions to shape our political, economic, and civic lives. Elkin argues that his theory should guide us toward building a commercial republic that is rooted in a politics of the public interest and the self-interest of the middle class.

    He then recommends specific reforms to create this kind of republic, asserting that Americans today can still have the lives a commercial republic is intended to promote: lives with real opportunities for economic prosperity, republican political self-government, and individual liberty.
    ISBN: 0226201341
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    Subtitle: CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN AFTER MADISON
    Author: STEPHEN L. ELKI

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  • TERROR AND WONDER


    ISBN: 9780226423111
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    Subtitle: ARCHITECTURE IN A TUMULTUOUS AGE
    Author: BLAIR KAMIN

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  • IN WHOS IMAGE

    A Muslim scholar with extensive experience in Africa, T. Abdou Maliqalim Simone was recruited by the Islamic fundamentalist Shari‘a Movement in Sudan to act as consultant for its project to unite Muslims and non-Muslims in Khartoum’s shanty towns. Based on his interviews with hundreds of individuals during this time, plus extensive historical and archival research, In Whose Image? is a penetrating examination of the use of Islam as a tool for political transformation.
    ISBN: 0226758699
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    Subtitle: POLITICAL ISLAM AND URBAN PRACTICES IN SUDAN
    Author: T. ABDOU MALIQA

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  • ISLAMIC LIBERALISM

    The resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism in the 1980s influenced many in the Islamic world to reject Western norms of liberal rationality and to return, instead, to their own tradition [or political and cultural inspiration. This rejection of foreign thought threatens to end the centuries-long dialogue between Islam and the West, a dialogue that has produced a nascent Middle Eastern liberalism, along with many less desirable forms of discourse. With Islamic Liberalism, Leonard Binder hopes to reinvigorate that dialogue, asking whether political liberalism can take root in the Middle East without a vigorous Islamic liberalism, But, Binder asks, is an Islamic liberalism possible.

    The Islamic political community presents special problems to the development of an indigenous liberalism. That community is conceived of as divinely ordained, and its notions of the good are to be derived from scriptural revelation, not arrived at through rational discourse, Liberal politics would seem to stand little chance of surviving in such an atmosphere, let alone thriving.

    Binder responds to the challenge of Edward Said’s critique of Orientalism, of a range of neo-Marxian development theorists, of Sayyid Qutb’s fundamentalist vision, of Samir Amin’s vision of Egypt’s role in the Arab awakening, of Tariq al-Bishri’s new populism, of Zaki Najib Mahmud’s pragmatism, and the structuralism of Arkoun and Laroui, The deconstruction of these varied texts produces a number of persuasive hermeneutical conclusions that are sequentially woven together in a critical argument that refocuses our attention on the central question of political freedom and democracy in the course of constructing this argument. Binder reopens the dialogue between Western modernity and Islamic authenticity and reveals the surprising extent to which there is a convergent interest in liberal, democratic, civil society. Finally, in a concluding chapter, he addresses the prospects for liberalism in the three major bourgeois states of Islam — Egypt, Turkey, and Iran.
    ISBN: 0226051471
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    Subtitle: A CRITIQUE OF DEVELOPMENT IDEOLOGIES
    Author: LEONARD BINDER

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  • TEXTUAL SOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM

    [This collection] is distinguished by its wide range and the care which has clearly gone into the selection of texts for inclusion. . . . Attention has understandably been focused on what might be called the religious aspects of Islam, such as scripture, theology, sects, law, ritual and mysticism, but within those limits the texts chosen are marked by substantially of content, by geographical, chronological and social diversity, and by an intelligent use of less well known authors. . . . An excellent starting point for a systematic and analytical examination of Islam.”

    ISBN: 0226720632 – Paperback
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    This book presents a unique collection of readings on the economics of the social sector in Pakistan. The objective is to capture the salient features of quality of life in Pakistan and identify areas that need to be developed. The introductory chapter of the book presents a comprehensive overview of the socio-economic situation in Pakistan. This is followed by three Parts. In Part 1 quality of life in Pakistan is compared with other countries at the same level of economic development and with rich industrialized countries. Regional patterns of development within Pakistan are discussed and the extent and causes of rural poverty in Pakistan identified. Part II discusses the health situation in Pakistan, in particular, child health. The economics of private medical practice, which has expanded remarkably in recent years, is also analysed. Part HI examines the efficiency and priorities of Public Sector education in Pakistan and identifies the costs of teacher training. This also contains a discussion of the housing market in Pakistan and additionally consists of two papers that focus on urban street dwellers and child labour.

    The arguments presented in the book are examined with statistical rigour but the problems and their solutions are stated clearly in a language that everybody understands. The hook is aimed at a wide readership that includes policy makers, administrators, academics and all those who are concerned about the quality of life in Pakistan.

    ISBN: Z1446 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 0382092767 – Paperback
    Publisher: SILVER BURDETT PRESS
    ISBN: 0929261097 – Paperback
    Publisher: WALTER FOSTER
    ISBN: K0103 – Paperback
    Publisher: ARNOLD HEINEMANN
    ISBN: 0853129347 – Hardback
    Publisher: ELLIS HORWOOD
    ISBN: 0091259819 – Paperback
    Publisher: NELSON THORNES
    ISBN: 0140510036 – Paperback
    Publisher: PENGUIN
    ISBN: Z2564 – Paperback
    Publisher: CURZON PRESS
    ISBN: 014051130X – Paperback
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    ISBN: 0852266197 – Paperback
    Publisher: WILEY EASTERN LIMITED
    ISBN: 0333385047 – Paperback
    Publisher: ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOKS SOCIETY
    Ghanshyamdas Birla was a unique personality, and the framework in which the author chose to paint his life is also unique. Though Ram Niwas Jaju has presented his portrait on the basis of books, newspapers and journals, old correspondence and fresh interviews in a systematic and gripping narrative, yet the book is not a mere biography. It is an attempt to delineate the many-sided Ghanshyamdas Birla from various angles.

    ISBN: 0706928571 – Hardback
    Publisher: VIKAS PUBLISHING HOUSE
    ISBN: C5184 – Paperback
    Publisher: KEEP BUSY BOOKS
    ISBN: W0093 – Paperback
    Publisher: NAVNEET
    ISBN: 0863560024 – Paperback
    Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
    ISBN: 0345326830 – Paperback
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    ISBN: 0140080295 – Paperback
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    ISBN: 0575037997 – Paperback
    Publisher: VICTOR GOLLANCZ
    ISBN: 8170010187 – Hardback
    Publisher: CHANAKYA PUBLICATIONS
    ISBN: 0262031183 – Hardback
    Publisher: THE MIT PRESS
    ISBN: Z9722 – Hardback
    Publisher: VIKAS PUBLISHING HOUSE PVT LTD
    ISBN: 9971490218 – Hardback
    Publisher: GB
    ISBN: 0140510389 – Paperback
    Publisher: PENGUIN
    ISBN: 0887060676 – Hardback
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    ISBN: 9788129117267 – Paperback
    Publisher: RUPA
    ISBN: A1369 – Paperback
    Publisher: PUFFIN BOOKS
    ISBN: 9780875847979 – Hardback
    Publisher: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PRESS
    In no region of the world have changes in religion and ethnic identity had a greater impact on political life than in the three countries that are the subject of this volume. The book examines the changing relationship of the state, religion, and ethnicity in three contiguous, non-Arab, Muslim countries in Southwest Asia. A central theme of the book is the importance of ethnolinguistic and religious identities, and the corresponding weakness of nationalism as the basis of civil society in all three countries. To what extent the present ruling elites–the military in Pakistan, the People’s Democratic Party in Afghanistan, and the clerical establishment in Iran–will succeed in their efforts to create strong states in societies where political institutions do not cut across diverse religious, ethnic, and class divisions is a major question raised by this volume. This collection of essays by an outstanding group of anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and Islamicists is one of the first attempts to look at the issues of the state, religion, and ethnic politics from a comparative and historical perspective.

    ISBN: Z1438 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: B0410 – Hardback
    Publisher: COLLIER MACMILLAN
    This book discusses the development of Theatre in the sub-continent under Wajid All Shah in the nineteenth century and its cultural impact on society. Extensive commentary details the relations between the rulers and ordinary people and their mode of life and enjoyment. Most of the material in the book is new for students of Urdu Literature and this is the first English language publication on this subject in Pakistan.

    ISBN: Z1413 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    During the 1970s, Pakistan’s export policies went through two major transformations as a result of realignments among its internal interest groups, bringing about significant changes in export composition and performance. As leader of a coalition of labor, small business, and other mass interests, Z.A. Bhutto supported a more equitable distribution of wealth and income, and shifted national policy after 1972 to favor labor, small-scale industry, and portions of the agricultural sector, rather than the large cotton textile manufacturers. Consequently, between 1972 and 1977, Pakistan’s export mix changed and the growth rate of exports was lower. A second major re-formulation of policy occurred in 1977 with Bhutto’s fall from power.

    This book documents the role of interest groups in shaping Pakistan’s trade policy during the politically turbulent 1970-1982 period. The authors demonstrate that interest group rivalries, as much as national economic characteristics and external factors, have been major determinants of the country’s export performance. In addition to their analysis of the political economy of Pakistan’s export policies, they examine the behavior of all of the country’s major export components and conclude by assessing the future of Pakistan’s foreign trade.

    ISBN: Z1449 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    During the 1970s, Pakistan’s export policies went through two major transformations as a result of realignments among its internal interest groups, bringing about significant changes in export composition and performance. As leader of a coalition of labor, small business, and other mass interests, Z.A. Bhutto supported a more equitable distribution of wealth and income, and shifted national policy after 1972 to favor labor, small-scale industry, and portions of the agricultural sector, rather than the large cotton textile manufacturers. Consequently, between 1972 and 1977, Pakistan’s export mix changed and the growth rate of exports was lower. A second major re-formulation of policy occurred in 1977 with Bhutto’s fall from power.

    This book documents the role of interest groups in shaping Pakistan’s trade policy during the politically turbulent 1970-1982 period. The authors demonstrate that interest group rivalries, as much as national economic characteristics and external factors, have been major determinants of the country’s export performance. In addition to their analysis of the political economy of Pakistan’s export policies, they examine the behavior of all of the country’s major export components and conclude by assessing the future of Pakistan’s foreign trade.

    ISBN: Z1450 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

    ISBN: Z1484 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: B1280 – Paperback
    Publisher: ARNOLD HEINEMANN
    ISBN: 0804713596 – Paperback
    Publisher: STANFORD
    Victims of mediocrity are self- made, says Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. If you send out negative thoughts, negative thoughts will return. If you send out robust thoughts of faith, hope, and optimism, positive thoughts will come surging back.

    Dr. Peale tells you how to get powerful results from positive thoughts and offers exciting remedies for turning self-doubt into self-esteem and achieving your goals. When you understand why you haven’t achieved the success you want, you can look forward to fresh drams and bigger challenges. You can overcome obstacles to your success and be a winner — no matter what has been holding you back.

    ISBN: 8122200044 – Paperback
    Publisher: ORIENT PAPERBACK
    ISBN: 0691084459 – Paperback
    Publisher: PETERSONS
    This book discusses the lives, missions, characters, roles, struggles and achievements of the prophet revolutionaries of Islam. These men appeared in pre-capitalist times to liberate humanity from the yoke of oppression and slavery.

    The author focuses on the nature of prophecy, revelation and revolution. He answers the following questions: What is truth? What is the social significance of the religious conception of revelatory truth? What is the difference between revelatory truth, revolutionary principle and ritual? The prophet revolutionaries discussed in this book are: Nuh, Hud, Salih, Ibrahim, Shuayb, Musa, Isa and Muhammad.

    ISBN: 9694024137 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Today, strong momentum exists in many Muslim countries to reassert Islamic principles in social, economic, and political life. Recent events in Libya, the Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, and elsewhere raise a host of issues.

    What is the nature of modern Islamic government and Islamic law? How can Islamic principles be incorporated into a modern state? While the 1978-79 Islamic revolution in Iran is often seen as a catalyst and model for Islamic revivalism, Pakistan, in fact, constitutes an older and more fully developed example of a modern state that has undertaken to apply Islamic precepts in its public life.

    Especially since the early 1970s, Islamic ideology, actors, and organizations have been prominent in Pakistani politics, culminating in the official February 1979 proclamation that all laws must conform with the tenets of Islam. In that time elections have been postponed and political parties banned; Islamic laws, taxes, and banking have been introduced.

    This book analyzes and evaluates Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization program and its effects upon various social groups in Pakistan. The authors examine what Islamization has meant for political and religious leaders, for those living in the countryside, for economic planning, taxation, legal reform, and for the status and role of Muslim women.

    ‘Islamic Reassertion in Pakistan’ is an important contribution to the growing literature on contemporary Muslim politics.

    ISBN: 9694024153 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Rahmat Ali was the first Indian Muslim to argue the 2-nation theory in irrefutable syllogism, to demand a sovereign Muslim state in the sub-continent, and to establish a movement to realize the ideal, and to invent a beautiful and apt name for the country which was still in the womb of time.

    What he said and did between 1933 and 1947 grants him a pivotal position in the origin, evolution and consummation of the idea of Pakistan, and makes him one of the truest founding-fathers of the state of Pakistan. Hounded out of Pakistan when he came to live here, betrayed by his friends, ignored by the leaders of the Pakistan movement, neglected by scholars and historians, and libelled by the Establishment, he yet lives in our history as a figure of heroic proportions.

    It has taken Prof. Aziz 15 years to draw this portrait. Using all the Rahmat Ali papers within his reach, interviews with his contemporaries, newspaper reports of that period and a vast amount of other sources, he has written a book which fits the importance of the subject. Immaculate documentation, a graceful style, and unaffected erudition combine to make it probably the finest biography ever published in Pakistan. It is a daring and memorable piece of historical scholarship.

    ISBN: 9694024846 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    In no region of the world have changes in religion and ethnic identity had a greater impact on political life than in the three countries that are the subject of this volume. The book examines the changing relationship of the state, religion, and ethnicity in three contiguous, non-Arab, Muslim countries in Southwest Asia. A central theme of the book is the importance of ethnolinguistic and religious identities, and the corresponding weakness of nationalism as the basis of civil society in all three countries. To what extent the present ruling elites–the military in Pakistan, the People’s Democratic Party in Afghanistan, and the clerical establishment in Iran–will succeed in their efforts to create strong states in societies where political institutions do not cut across diverse religious, ethnic, and class divisions is a major question raised by this volume. This collection of essays by an outstanding group of anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and Islamicists is one of the first attempts to look at the issues of the state, religion, and ethnic politics from a comparative and historical perspective.

    ISBN: Z1439 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 0391034634 – Paperback
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CURZON
    ISBN: 0485113376 – Hardback
    Publisher: ATHLONE PRESS
    ISBN: A2003 – Paperback
    Publisher: B&H
    ISBN: B0458 – Hardback
    Publisher: FREE PRESS
    ISBN: Z3077 – Hardback
    Publisher: SC&C
    ISBN: 0140711066 – Paperback
    Publisher: ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOKS SOCIETY
    ISBN: Y5371 – Hardback
    Publisher: CROOM HELM
    ISBN: Y5889 – Paperback
    Publisher: VIKAS
    ISBN: 0920534414 – Paperback
    Publisher: HYPERION PRESS
    ISBN: 0920986110 – Hardback
    Publisher: WILCORD
    ISBN: 0330302639 – Paperback
    Publisher: PAN BOOKS / MACMILLAN
    ISBN: 8121200962 – Hardback
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    ISBN: 0231052731 – Paperback
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    ISBN: 8170460395 – Paperback
    Publisher: SEAGULL BOOKS
    ISBN: 0060924845 – Paperback
    Publisher: HARPER COLLINS UK
    ISBN: 7342006968 – Hardback
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    ISBN: 0521349672 – Paperback
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    ISBN: 0333436644 – Paperback
    Publisher: MACMILLAN
    ISBN: 0835606163 – Paperback
    Publisher: A QUEST BOOK
    ISBN: 0333421655 – Paperback
    Publisher: MACMILLAN
    ISBN: 0333446070 – Paperback
    Publisher: MACMILLAN
    ISBN: 8170621925 – Paperback
    Publisher: LANCER PAPERBACKS
    ISBN: Z4431 – Paperback
    Publisher: CURZON PRESS
    ISBN: 9780671682996 – Paperback
    Publisher: A TOUCHSTONE BOOK
    ISBN: 0122269152 – Hardback
    Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS
    In this beautifully written and fully detailed study, J. Royal Roseberry makes a major contribution to understanding the interaction of the agents of the British Raj and local leadership and elites in the nineteenth century.

    In extending their power over the subcontinent, the British encountered their most difficult and complex task in the Indus Valley, northwest of Delhi. In playing the imperial game on this turbulent frontier they were often overmatched and outwitted by local leaders and their forces. Nowhere was the challenge greater than in Multan, a historic Muslim city, where power shifted continuously among a wavering dynasty, Hindu merchants, and tribal mercenaries.

    A new factor entered the political arena in the 1840s with the arrival of representatives of the East India Company. Herbert Edwardes contested successfully with Diwan Mulraj and, through 1857, the administrative and land revenue systems of the Company were haltingly applied.

    As elsewhere in India, local leaders and elites sought advantages under the new system and evaded its burdens when they could. Continuing the story after the disturbances of 1857-58 Roseberry discusses the continued jostling for power among Multan’s Muslims, Hindus, and British interlopers. He devotes attention to the judicial and revenue administrations, economic growth and social dislocation, and the growing communal tensions after 1880.

    ISBN: Z1500 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the government and politics of the subcontinent. A discussion of the history, social structure. and cultural heritage of the region establishes a sound interdisciplinary context for understanding the political framework of the seven South Asian nations.

    The authors make use of the rich comparative possibilities afforded by the subcontinent, exploring examples of political development ranging from the relatively open and democratic systems of India and Sri Lanka to the frequently authoritarian governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as the changing traditional polities of Nepal. Bhutan and the Maldives. All seven countries face the challenges of nation building. state building. political participation, and economic development, but they share a common political heritage of relations with Great Britain. described in the introductory chapter. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are discussed in detail in sections written by area specialists; Nepal. Bhutan. and the Maldives are grouped together in a brief overview chapter Concluding chapters survey the subcontinent as a whole. focusing on regional cooperation and conflict, international relations. and ongoing struggles with authoritarianism and democracy. Each chapter is supplemented with full bibliographic data.

    Designed as a core text for courses on the region. Government and politics in South Asia will also be valuable for courses in political development and comparative politics.

    ISBN: Y2810 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the government and politics of the subcontinent. A discussion of the history, social structure. and cultural heritage of the region establishes a sound interdisciplinary context for understanding the political framework of the seven South Asian nations.

    The authors make use of the rich comparative possibilities afforded by the subcontinent, exploring examples of political development ranging from the relatively open and democratic systems of India and Sri Lanka to the frequently authoritarian governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as the changing traditional polities of Nepal. Bhutan and the Maldives. All seven countries face the challenges of nation building. state building. political participation, and economic development, but they share a common political heritage of relations with Great Britain. described in the introductory chapter. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are discussed in detail in sections written by area specialists; Nepal. Bhutan. and the Maldives are grouped together in a brief overview chapter Concluding chapters survey the subcontinent as a whole. focusing on regional cooperation and conflict, international relations. and ongoing struggles with authoritarianism and democracy. Each chapter is supplemented with full bibliographic data.

    Designed as a core text for courses on the region. Government and politics in South Asia will also be valuable for courses in political development and comparative politics.

    ISBN: Z2361 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    The people of Afghanistan stand at a crossroads, with resistance to the Soviet occupation entering its eighth year. The question of survival must be weighed against the difficult political choices of fighting or reaching an accommodation with the Soviet-backed Kabul regime. The vast majority choose to continue the struggle–aided in part by covert arms shipments–and to search for a uniquely Afghan nationalism despite rumors of an impending USSR-U.S. deal whereby, in return for Soviet troop withdrawal and cessation of arms aid to the Mujahideen, Afghanistan and Pakistan would become neutral Muslim nations. Drawing on Afghan cultural and historical background, this collection of original essays provides fresh insights into the nature of the Afghan conflict, the country’s threatened national infrastructure, the continuing decimation of its citizens, and the prospects for their survival. Showing that popular resistance is not limited to the Mujahideen, or freedom fighters, but encompasses the Afghan people as a whole, the contributors examine the impact of the world’s largest refugee population on the shape of the future Afghanistan. Based on their extensive firsthand experience in the region, the contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of a country, a people, and a war still too little known to the outside world.

    ISBN: Z2362 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: B1625 – Hardback
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    The people of Afghanistan stand at a crossroads, with resistance to the Soviet occupation entering its eighth year. The question of survival must be weighed against the difficult political choices of fighting or reaching an accommodation with the Soviet-backed Kabul regime. The vast majority choose to continue the struggle–aided in part by covert arms shipments–and to search for a uniquely Afghan nationalism despite rumors of an impending USSR-U.S. deal whereby, in return for Soviet troop withdrawal and cessation of arms aid to the Mujahideen, Afghanistan and Pakistan would become neutral Muslim nations. Drawing on Afghan cultural and historical background, this collection of original essays provides fresh insights into the nature of the Afghan conflict, the country’s threatened national infrastructure, the continuing decimation of its citizens, and the prospects for their survival. Showing that popular resistance is not limited to the Mujahideen, or freedom fighters, but encompasses the Afghan people as a whole, the contributors examine the impact of the world’s largest refugee population on the shape of the future Afghanistan. Based on their extensive firsthand experience in the region, the contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of a country, a people, and a war still too little known to the outside world.

    ISBN: Y2822 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 0709905742 – Hardback
    Publisher: CROOM HELM
    This book draws on both imperial and local history to explain the rise, first of “communalism”, then of Muslim “nationalism”. It makes extensive use of private papers, biographies and autobiographies of prominent and less well- known political leaders, as well as an extensive range of materials in Urdu. It will interest all students of colonialism, and of the role of Islam in the modern world, as well as students of South Asia.

    ISBN: 185043123X – Hardback
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
    ISBN: 0822308126 – Hardback
    Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    ISBN: 0802803733 – Paperback
    Publisher: WILLIAM B. EERDMANS
    ISBN: K0046 – Hardback
    Publisher: ASSOCIATED PUBLISHING HOUSE
    ISBN: 0860912086 – Hardback
    Publisher: VERSO
    ISBN: 0415151007 – Paperback
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    ISBN: 0485195100 – Hardback
    Publisher: ATHLONE PRESS
    ISBN: 0863560822 – Paperback
    Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
    The resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism in the 1980s influenced many in the Islamic world to reject Western norms of liberal rationality and to return, instead, to their own tradition [or political and cultural inspiration. This rejection of foreign thought threatens to end the centuries-long dialogue between Islam and the West, a dialogue that has produced a nascent Middle Eastern liberalism, along with many less desirable forms of discourse. With Islamic Liberalism, Leonard Binder hopes to reinvigorate that dialogue, asking whether political liberalism can take root in the Middle East without a vigorous Islamic liberalism, But, Binder asks, is an Islamic liberalism possible.

    The Islamic political community presents special problems to the development of an indigenous liberalism. That community is conceived of as divinely ordained, and its notions of the good are to be derived from scriptural revelation, not arrived at through rational discourse, Liberal politics would seem to stand little chance of surviving in such an atmosphere, let alone thriving.

    Binder responds to the challenge of Edward Said’s critique of Orientalism, of a range of neo-Marxian development theorists, of Sayyid Qutb’s fundamentalist vision, of Samir Amin’s vision of Egypt’s role in the Arab awakening, of Tariq al-Bishri’s new populism, of Zaki Najib Mahmud’s pragmatism, and the structuralism of Arkoun and Laroui, The deconstruction of these varied texts produces a number of persuasive hermeneutical conclusions that are sequentially woven together in a critical argument that refocuses our attention on the central question of political freedom and democracy in the course of constructing this argument. Binder reopens the dialogue between Western modernity and Islamic authenticity and reveals the surprising extent to which there is a convergent interest in liberal, democratic, civil society. Finally, in a concluding chapter, he addresses the prospects for liberalism in the three major bourgeois states of Islam — Egypt, Turkey, and Iran.

    ISBN: 0226051471 – Hardback
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    In many third world countries the astounding rate of urbanization and the related problems of housing and employment are caused not only by natural urban increase but by an enormous influx of migrants as well. Pakistan is no exception, and Karachi demonstrates the magnitude of these problems rather well. This case study of Karachi comprises seven chapters. The first is theoretical; the second relates migration to family and household of the migrant; the third presents the background to rural migration; the fourth analyses the results of a pilot study; chapter five gives the results of a migration survey of several bastis in Karachi; chapter six discusses issues of migration and low income housing in Karachi and the last chapter notes the consequences of the migration-type for community life in the surveyed bastis of Karachi. The research in this book supplements that done in an earlier volume by the author and co-edited with Mehtab Karim, titled Migration in Pakistan, Vanguard Books Ltd, Lahore, 1986.

    ISBN: 9694020131 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    This book deals with one of the most essential conditions of human existence: the health of individuals and society. The author has described the multi-faceted structure of health care in Pakistan at great length and has then identified and highlighted the results of this health system on the people of the country. He uses a Marxist framework and shows how the exploitation and domination of a small minority in the economic structure of society is mirrored in the health structure of the country. He argues that the existing economic and political situation in Pakistan has resulted in a model of health care which is elitist, western-oriented, and suited to the needs of a handful of well-to-do people. The author shows how this elitist bias is predominant in the numerous layers of the model, and issues, such as medical education, the social background of medical students, the geographical location of health facilities and doctors, etc., are all analyzed within this perspective. He shows convincingly, that the goal health for all by the year 2000″, given the existing class structure in Pakistan, is an impossibility. To achieve health for all, or for even the majority of the people in Pakistan or any other underdeveloped capitalist country, one needs, as a prerequisite, to change the existing economic, social and political structure which gives birth to the particular inequitable model of health care. Only then can one have the beginnings of a more just and equitable society and hope for health for all.

    ISBN: 9694020026 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 0226720632
    Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ANDREW RIPPIN A

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