Summary: The Struggle For Legitimacy In Pakistan

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SECTION-I: INTRODUCTION “The Struggle for Legitimacy in Pakistan” by Louis D. Hayes was first published in 1986 by Vanguard Books Limited, Lahore. The book traces the problems associated with the political development of Pakistan and in doing so, it locates, identifies and then evaluates the factors that have contributed to the development of the country’s political institutions. It also examines the relationship among Islamic values, political organization and further on, the public policy of Pakistan. The three constitutions have also been analyzed in the context of their formulation, implementation, amendment and exploitation. The book is basically a study to determine the reasons why the political system of Pakistan-repeatedly regarded…show more content…
His many high-level service commitments included serving effectively and notably for many years on UM’s Asian Studies Committee and occupying the leadership positions of Chairman of the Graduate Council, and president of the Faculty Senate. He has been honored as Professor Emeritus given his long record of distinguished service at The University of Montana as a teacher, scholar, and citizen. When asked about the inspiration behind writing “The Struggle for Legitimacy in Pakistan”, D. Hayes stated: “Having spent many years in Pakistan and other Asian countries, I developed an interest in exploring the relationship between the evolving nature of state-building and local cultural and ideological conditions. Hence, Islamic political theory and historical experience is of particular relevance to Pakistan.” SECTION II- CENTRAL…show more content…
The thesis of the book flows very logically starting with a chapter titled Theories and Concepts which provides a foundation for further arguments put forth in the book. It introduces the book, discusses various concepts like authority and legitimacy, political value and political behavior, political recruitment and political participation, modernization, problems of democracy and problems of international relations. Several important terms like political system, regime etcetera have been defined for the new readers at the very onset which makes further reading much
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