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Title: The Political Economy of Pakistan's 'War on Terror'
Contributor(s): Brasted, Howard V  (author)orcid ; Ahmed, Zahid Shahab (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1057/9781137397447_7
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Abstract: Studies on the impact of terrorism on an affected country's economy tend either to be discussed from a comparative cross-country perspective in development terms, a method considered unreliable and highly speculative (Sultan, 2013), or related more to the counter-terrorist measures adopted by developed (rather than developing) countries where detailed economic data is more readily available. Typical of the former approach is the World Bank's 2011 Development Report: 'Conflict, Security and Development', which broadly canvasses the ways conflict, violence and insecurity have impacted on and impeded the economic development of 'fragile' states. These are states that are deemed institutionally incapable of protecting their citizens from violence and oppression, and constitute, ostensibly in the World Bank's perspective, most of the non-developed world (World Bank, 2011). While the violent situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan is alluded to as 'consuming the attention of global policy makers' (World Bank, 2011), the report's focus is more on Africa than Asia. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan simply figure as a statistic in the selected World Development Indicator tables of comparative socioeconomic data for 135 economies (World Bank, 2011). In so far as terrorism is mentioned, it is undifferentiated as one of several 'new forms of violence' characterizing twenty-first century conflict.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Political Economy of Conflict in South Asia, p. 114-131
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781137397447
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 210302 Asian History
160607 International Relations
220403 Islamic Studies
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430301 Asian history
440808 International relations
500403 Islamic studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
940301 Defence and Security Policy
910105 Fiscal Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230304 International political economy (excl. international trade)
230301 Defence and security policy
150205 Fiscal policy
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: International Political Economy Series
Editor: Editor(s): Matthew J Webb & Albert Wijeweera
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter

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