Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745399010 Published December 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745399027 Published January 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Military, Inc.

Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Ayesha Siddiqa

Military, Inc.

Ayesha Siddiqa

Distributed for Pluto Press

With a New Preface
320 pages | 1 map, 15 figures | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745399010 Published December 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745399027 Published January 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Pakistan occupies a paradoxical, even contradictory place in American foreign policy. Nominally a strategic ally in the war on terror, it is the third-largest recipient of US aid in the world. At the same time, it is run by its military and intelligence service—whose goals certainly do not always overlap with US priorities.

This book offers a close look at what the rise of the military has meant for Pakistani society. Ayesha Siddiqa shows how entrenched the military has become, not just in day-to-day governance, but in the Pakistani corporate sector as well. What are the consequences of this unprecedented merging of the military and corporate sectors? What does it mean for Pakistan’s economic development—let alone for hopes of an eventual return to democracy and de-militarization? This new edition brings Siddiqa’s account fully up to date with a new preface and conclusion that emphasize the changing role of the media.
Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures & Maps
Acknowledgements
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
1. MILBUS – A Theoretical Concept
2. Pakistan Military: Development of Praetorianism, 1947-77
3. Evolution of the Military Class, 1977-05
4. The Structure of MILBUS
5. MILBUS – The Formative Years, 1954 – 77
6. Expansion of MILBUS, 1977 – 05
7. The New Land Barons
8. Providing for the Men: Military Welfare
9. Cost of MILBUS
10. MILBUS and the Future of Pakistan
Postscript to the Second Edition:
11. From Military Government to Military Governance, 2007–16
12. From Military Inc to Media Inc.
Bibliography
Index
Review Quotes
Lee H. Hamilton, president and director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
“A must read for anyone who cares about Pakistan or its future.”
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