Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

PS-705 PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PAKISTAN

PS-705 PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PAKISTAN:

The course is designed to examine the multifaceted role of civil society in the democratic change and developing process in Pakistan. The indiginisation of the concept of civil society would provide an intellectual base for the localisations of other universal concepts. The contradiction in our society and the problems & prospects of the civil society would be focused with local, regional and international models. The idea of the civil society, i.e. the sovereignty of civic-based institutions over authority and of plurality over centrality may be a recent phenomenon in our country, yet its importance for democracy, peace and development in a state is of utmost necessity.

 

SUGGESTED READINGS:

Cohen, Jean, and Andrew Arato. Civil Society and Political Theory, Cambridge: MA: The MIT Press, 1992.

Gellner, Ernest. Civil Society in Historical Context. International Social Science Journal 129, 1991.

Ikram, Azam. Pakistan and Islamic Welfare State and Society, Lahore: Progressive Publishers, 1981.

Lester W. Milbrath. Envisioning A Sustainable Society, New York: USA, State University of New York, 1989.

Malik, Iftikhar. State and Civil Society in Pakistan, London: The MacMillan Press, 1997.

Rais, Rasul Bakhsh ed. State Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Siddique, Kalim. Conflicts Crisis and War in Pakistan, London: The MacMillan Press, Ltd., 1972.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more

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