The State, Religion, and Ethnic Politics: Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan ; [this Vol. Had Its Origin in a Conference on "Islam, Ethnicity and the State in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan" ... Held in November 1982, in Tuxedo, New York]

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Ali Banuazizi, Myron Weiner
Syracuse University Press, 1988 - History - 390 pages
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"Contributors to the volume are established scholars in their fields and successfully focus on the pertinent issues with a good mix of facts, analysis, and theoretical orientation. The contributions are pertinent and valuable to students of comparative politics generally, as well as to specialists on the selected countries."-Choice
 

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Contents

Introduction AH Banuazizi and Myron Weiner
1
Afghanistan
21
Ethnic Regional and Sectarian Alignments
75
The Prospects for State Building in Afghanistan
104
The Changing Role of Islam as a Unifying Force
124
Iran
155
MinorityState Relations in Contemporary Iran
167
State Formation and Consolidation
198
The Transformation of Shiism
227
Pakistan
257
Ethnicity and the Political Stalemate in Pakistan
267
State Building in Pakistan
299
Ideology and Politics in Pakistan
333
Index
371
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