The Role of Ideology in the Political History of Pakistan

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Najmuddin, Shahzad Zaigham
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1984
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This essay concerns itself primarily with the role that abstract ideologies have played during the course of practical politics in Pakistan. It also seeks to examine the part played by intellectuals in implementing policies based with a view to fulfill the demands of such ideologies and the consequences that have arisen as a result of such ideological images. In doing so the intention is to throw light on the general nature of ideology itself in an effort to make apparent some of the causes by which new nations are susceptible to high degrees of centralization of power. Ideology has been used within two senses, one being its appeal to effect political change, or in different words to transform the world and in the other sense as an abstraction, an intellectual construct or fiction that is imposed upon reality without actually understanding the nature of political and cultural reality.
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xi, 332 p.
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