Pakistan: The Long View

Pakistan: The Long View

Pakistan: The Long View

Pakistan: The Long View

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On September 27-29, 1974, the Wayne Ayres Wilcox Memorial Symposium, "Pakistan After 1971," was held at the Quail Roost Conference Center in Rougemont, North Carolina. This volume represents some of the papers that were read at the conference. All the papers presented have been edited and several have been rewritten for this publication. The symposium was dedicated to the memory of Wayne Wilcox, who died with his wife and two eldest children on March 3, 1974, in a plane crash near Orly airport outside Paris.

In slightly more than a decade Wayne A. Wilcox had established himself as a leading scholar of Pakistan affairs. His training and interest centered on political systems and foreign policy; he was also an amateur economist and sociologist. As his colleagues can attest, Wayne Wilcox produced a series of important publications that will continue to light the path of those who seek an understanding of South Asian nations. We who knew Wayne Wilcox lost a great friend. Our field of scholarship lost a unique and perceptive commentator.

Our principal purpose in this volume is to examine the "new" Pakistan that emerged after the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and the loss of East Pakistan. The authors of the chapters that comprise this book have sought to place contemporary developments in historical perspective and to suggest prospects for the future. While the book does not represent the last word on Pakistan, it is an attempt to produce a comprehensive analysis of a country whose experience in nation-

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