Transitions to democracy

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Democracy,
  • Democratization

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-304) and index

Book details

StatementLisa Anderson, editor
ContributionsAnderson, Lisa, 1950-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC423 .T6637 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 316 p. :
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16953935M
ISBN 100231115911, 0231115903
LC Control Number99019925

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Pakistan’s multiple crises that blocked the process of transition to democracy, tolerance, peace, social justice, economic growth and institution building.

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