Madrasas and Religious Maslaks as a Case of Skewed Civil Society in Pakistan

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The chapter argues that government support to a limited number of major Islamic groups (maslaks) has led to a skewed civil society where the regime-of-the-day picks and chooses which organizations it will support based on its own, narrowly defined political concerns. These changes date back to the overtaking of power by General Zia-ul-Haq in 1977, but various later governments followed some of the principles established by Zia’s military regime. Evidence takes its outset in the madrasas, religious schools teaching from 1st through 12th grade as well as at higher educational levels. Further lines are drawn to the religious groups’ utilization of the media and the internet.
TitelRe-Interrogating Civil Society in South Asia : Critical Perspectives from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
RedaktørerPeter Birkelund Andersen, Rubya Mehdi, Amit Prakash
Antal sider16
UdgivelsesstedLondon and New York
ISBN (Trykt)9780815385264 , 9780367754396
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781003162490
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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