Journal of Political Studies

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Summer

Areas of Engagement and Security Threats between India and Pakistan
AbstractPakistan has its longest border with India and its main security threats have mainly emerged from India. Pakistan is also facing Indian hostility and its military development is mainly to secure itself from Indian aggression. Pakistan feel threatened...
A Voice from the Margins: An Appraisal of Ubaid-Allah Sindhi's Mahabharat Sarvrajia Party and Its Constitution
AbstractUbaid-Allah Sindhi is among those very few political thinkers and activists of the twentieth-century India who were initially associated with the traditional theological seminaries but their political vision was marked by liberalism and openmindedness....
Ethnicity and Conflict: A Theoretical Perspective
AbstractEthnicity has been the most significant phenomenon of the modern world. Stratification and diversification with variegated dimensions and context is an inbound mechanism of a social fabric of a society and state. Different scholars, intellectuals...
Governance System of Pakistan: Continuation of Colonial Policies
AbstractThis paper attempts to explain why Hospital Autonomy (HA) Reforms in Pakistan could not succeed in achieving its stated objectives. Use of sense making technique is employed which consists of frame, cue and relationship. Frame of the reforms...
Impact of New Media on Dynamics of Pakistan Politics
AbstractInformation technology has tremendously facilitated the communication phenomenon and mass media have emerged as pervasive and encompassing tools of politics. New media has initiated the process of democratization of information and has empowered...
India's Afghan Journey: Where from Here?
AbstractIndia's contemporary Afghan journey is a tale of tailored interest with qualified destiny of Afghanistan. India embarked on afghan journey more aggressively only after the fall of ruling Taliban in 2001 with defined geo-political objectives,...
Nuclear Security Dilemma of Pakistan
AbstractThe issue of nuclear escalation is neither simple, nor straight-forward in the context of the South Asian region. This is mainly because this region is a home to two inherently rival nuclear states. Nuclear equation in South Asia is not quite...
Parliament in Pakistan 1971-77 and Chief Executive: An Analysis of Institutional Autonomy
AbstractThis paper intends to compare autonomy of the parliament and the executive which are two major political institutions of Pakistan during 1971 to 1977. The impact of executive, as chief executive and as the main ruler of the country, over the...
President vs Congress in US Foreign Policy: Cooperation or Confrontation
AbstractThe powers to formulate foreign policy had been divided between the president and the Congress with an object to achieve continuity, coherence, and consistency in foreign policy. Both have opportunity to change features of foreign policy, to...
Reconceptualising Domestic Violence as 'Domestic Torture'
AbstractThis paper attempts to capture the efforts of those feminist scholars, who call for the expansion of the human right law's norm of torture prohibition, to encompass domestic violence against women incidents (McQuigg, 2011: 6). It also assesses...
Studying Political Elite in Pakistan: Power Relations in Research
AbstractThis article details the ethical, social and political dilemmas that a researcher has to face in studying the political elite. It is argued that the all too common assumption about the vulnerability, thus need to protection, of research participants...
The Significance of the Different Names Applied by Historians to the Events of 1857
AbstractThe nature of the uprising of 1857 has aroused from the very beginning, serious controversy. The official British explanation was that the Bengal Native Army had alone mutinied, and any civil disturbances that occurred after, were natural by-products...
Understanding Terrorism and the Ways to Root Out: Perceptions and Realities
AbstractThe complex phenomenon of terrorism has emerged out as a constant threat for every country which is present on this planet. This paper is an attempt to describe how terrorism has emerged since the history upto its present form. The paper will...
War on Terror Partnership: Problems and Prospects for Pakistan
AbstractThe events of 9/11 led to substantial shifts in international relations (IR) especially regarding justifications for intervening militarily in the territory of another sovereign state. It also raised certain critical questions in the realm of...
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