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Auteur: Siddiqa, Ayesha
Titel: Military Inc.
Sub titel: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Siddiqa shows how the military have gradually gained control of Pakistan's political, social and economic resources. This power has transformed Pakistani society, where the armed forces have become an indepedent class. The military is entrenched in the corporate sector and controls the country's largest companies and large tracts of real estate. So Pakistan's companies and its main assets are in the hands of a tiny minority of senior army officials. Siddiqa examines this military economy and the consequences of merging the military and corporate sectors. Does democracy have a future in the new Pakistan? Will the generals ever withdraw to the barracks? Military Inc. analyses the internal and external dynamics of this gradual power-building and the impact that it is having on Pakistan's political and economic development.
2007, 304 pag., Euro 32,75
Pluto Press, London, ISBN 9780745325453


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