Democracy And Public Administration In Pakistan

Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan PDF
Author: Amna Imam
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466511567
Size: 26.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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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.

Swami Vivekananda And Non Hindu Traditions

Swami Vivekananda and Non Hindu Traditions PDF
Author: Stephen E. Gregg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317047443
Size: 38.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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The Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was and remains an important figure both within India, and in the West, where he was notable for preaching Vedanta. Scholarship surrounding Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. This work demonstrates that Vivekananda was no simplistic pluralist, as portrayed in hagiographical texts, nor narrow exclusivist, as portrayed by some modern Hindu nationalists, but a thoughtful, complex inclusivist. The book shows that Vivekananda formulated a hierarchical and inclusivistic framework of Hinduism, based upon his interpretations of a four-fold system of Yoga. It goes on to argue that Vivekananda understood his formulation of Vedanta to be universal, and applied it freely to non-Hindu traditions, and in so doing, demonstrates that Vivekananda was consistently critical of ‘low level’ spirituality, not only in non-Hindu traditions, but also within Hinduism. Demonstrating that Vivekananda is best understood within the context of ‘Advaitic primacy’, rather than ‘Hindu chauvinism’, this book will be of interest to scholars of Hinduism and South Asian religion and of South Asian diaspora communities and religious studies more generally.

The Kingdom Of Awadh

The Kingdom of Awadh PDF
Author: Surya Narain Singh
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999089
Size: 30.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Oudh (India)
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Comes The Period Between 1720 To 1856 And Provides An Analysis On Aspects Of Awadh Administration Such As Revenue, Justice, Police, Military, Education, Health And Forests Etc. Also Contains A Brief Dimension About Art, Music, Architecture, Literature.

Mr Mothercountry

Mr  Mothercountry PDF
Author: Keally McBride
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190252995
Size: 78.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Today, every continent retains elements of the legal code distributed by the British empire. The British empire created a legal footprint along with political, economic, cultural and racial ones. One of the central problems of political theory is the insurmountable gap between ideas and their realization. Keally McBride argues that understanding the presently fraught state of the concept of the rule of law around the globe relies upon understanding how it was first introduced and then practiced through colonial administration--as well as unraveling the ideas and practices of those who instituted it. The astonishing fact of the matter is that for thirty years, between 1814 and 1844, virtually all of the laws in the British Empire were reviewed, approved or discarded by one individual: James Stephen, disparagingly known as "Mr. Mothercountry." Virtually every single act that was passed by a colony made its way to his desk, from a levy to improve sanitation, to an officer's pay, to laws around migration and immigration, and tariffs on products. Stephen, great-grandfather of Virginia Woolf, was an ardent abolitionist, and he saw his role as a legal protector of the most dispossessed. When confronted by acts that could not be overturned by reference to British law that he found objectionable, he would make arguments in the name of the "natural law" of justice and equity. He truly believed that law could be a force for good and equity at the same time that he was frustrated by the existence of laws that he saw as abhorrent. In Mr. Mothercountry, McBride draws on original archival research of the writings of Stephen and his descendants, as well as the Macaulay family, two major lineages of legal administrators in the British colonies, to explore the gap between the ideal of the rule of law and the ways in which it was practiced and enforced. McBride does this to show that there is no way of claiming that law is always a force for good or simply an ideological cover for oppression. It is both. Her ultimate intent is to illuminate the failures of liberal notions of legality in the international sphere and to trace the power disparities and historical trajectories that have accompanied this failure. This book explores the intertwining histories of colonial power and the idea of the rule of law, in both the past and the present, and it asks what the historical legacy of British Colonialism means for how different groups view international law today.

History Of Bagree Rajya Garhbeta

History of Bagree Rajya  Garhbeta  PDF
Author: Gouripada Chatterjee
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170990147
Size: 26.20 MB
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Category : Garbheta Region (India)
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Political Thinkers Of Modern India

Political Thinkers of Modern India PDF
Author: Adi Hormusji Doctor
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170996613
Size: 61.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Dalits
Languages : en
Pages : 141
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John Frith Scholar And Martyr

John Frith  Scholar and Martyr PDF
Author: Brian Raynor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781871044782
Size: 10.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Christian martyrs
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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John Frith was one of the outstanding academics of his time. He had a clear logical mathematical mind, was highly respected and influenced many. Yet, in 1553, at the age of 30, he was burnt at the stake for writing books supporting doctrines of Reformation. This work discusses his life.

State And Nation In South Asia

State and Nation in South Asia PDF
Author: Swarna Rajagopalan
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555879679
Size: 54.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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What makes a national community out of a state? Addressing this fundamental question. Rajagopalan studies national integration from the perspective of three South Asian communities - Tamilians in India, Sindhis in Pakistan, and Tamils in Sri Lanka - that have a history of secessionism in common, but with vastly different outcomes Rajagopalan investigates why integration is relatively successful in some cases (Tamil Nadu), less so in others (Sindh), and disastrous in some (Sri Lanka). Broadly comparative and drawing together multiple aspects of political development and nation building, her imaginative exploration of the tension between state and nation gives voice to relatively disenfranchised sections of society.