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Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan (Cambridge South Asian Studies)

ISBN: 9788185618678
Publisher: Foundation Books
Publication Date: 2007-12-01
Number of pages: 284
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In an original study of the relationship between state and civil society in Pakistan, Paula Newberg demonstrates how, over the course of almost five decades, the courts have influenced the development of its constitutions and state structure. By examining judicial decisions, particularly at times of political crisis, she considers how tensions within the judiciary, and between courts and other state institutions, have affected the ways political society views itself, and explores the effects of these debates on the organization of political power.

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