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Illiberal Democracy Rising

Illiberal democracy rising

Indian democracy is quite often about the politics of visibility, the image most often replacing the substance. Political parties celebrate their leaders, both living and dead, in huge newspaper advertisements…

An Illiberal Democracy?

An illiberal democracy?

The appointment of Raja Parvaiz Ashraf as prime minister comes hot on the heels of the disqualification of his predecessor and instant accusations by the rulers of a so-called judicial…

Democracy beyond elections

Elections are an integral part of democracy. But even a free and fair election is not the only factor that makes a country a liberal democracy. In an essay published…

Saving democracy

When the dark era of Gen Ziaul Haq ended abruptly in 1988, it rekindled the hopes of millions that Pakistan would be on the right track. Most people thought that…

Beyond neoliberal policies

As recent events have shown, it seems that those who were behind the incident of May 9 will not be spared, and the authorities seem to have taken stringent actions…

Struggle for democracy

Pakistan is striving for economic, political, and constitutional stability. Democratic principles, constitutional institutions, rule of law and patriotism are under assault from within. A nation of 250 million was held…