Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan

Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan

Third edition

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It has been seven decades since the independent state of Pakistan was carved out of British India, yet the country is still in pursuit of a suitable constitutional framework. Over this period of time, no other country has experimented with so many different constitutional forms, from parliamentary democracy to presidential form of government, to outright military regimes. This book analyses constitutional development in Pakistan from its inception to present times. It provides a case-by-case account of constitution-making in Pakistan, with the inclusion of all pertinent documentation. Constitutional developments have been explained in the context of social and political events that shaped them. The book focuses on constitutional and political history, and constitutional development concurrently. It includes a liberal humanitarian reading of the travails of lawmakers and the role of generals, judges, politicians, and bureaucrats in the implementation of law. Students of law, political science, and history, as well as lawyers, judges, and professors will find this book of particular value. Being grounded in a socio-political context, this book is also of interest to the general reader. The third edition is updated to cover the constitutional and political developments up until 2013.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199407828
Publisher: OUP Pakistan
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 342.5491029
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11689
Number of pages: 902
Weight: 1462g
Height: 191mm
Width: 253mm
Spine width: 45mm