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Comparative Politics | Military History
civil-military relations, Pakistan, democracy, civilian supremacy, post partition, elections
Military interventions in political affairs have hinder the process of democratization within countries like Pakistan. This single case study of Pakistan discusses why the military intervened into domestic affairs by discussing political, economic and social conditions within Pakistan after partition from India. This study shows that heavy reliance on the military post- partition decreased civilian authority and increased military supremacy. Moreover, this study also shows the shift from direct to indirect military intervention within Pakistan and concludes that the military will continue to influence political affairs indirectly if the elected civilian government threatens its interest.
Altaf, Hina, "History of Military Interventions in Political Affairs in Pakistan" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.