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IMF versus vote politics

In political science, economic voting is a theoretical perspective which argues that voter behavior is heavily influenced by the economic conditions in the country at the time of the election. According to this perspective, voters tend to vote…

HEC invites applications for scholarships

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance 2024, to contribute to promoting good governance and civil society structures in developing and emerging…

Crunch time for Indian politics

IT’S crunch time for Indian politics. It became inevitable after the Karnataka verdict hit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the solar plexus. The BJP’s rout in the crucial southern…

Constitution via amendments

Celebrating the golden jubilee of the 1973 constitution of Pakistan we have briefly looked at the 25 amendments passed so far. So, what are some of the key lessons and…

Men as gatekeepers

The concept of gender has been misunderstood around the world. It is assumed to be something concerning women only while it really concerns both women and men as well as…

The constitution under Musharraf

A previous series of columns that appeared in these pages on the constitutional amendments in Pakistan brought the discussion to the end of the 20th century till the 16th Amendment…

What to do when the court calls

Political science, Political issues, Criminal complaint, Violence, Imran Khan, Lahore, PTI, FIRThe law-enforcement contingents sent to arrest PTI leader Imran Khan from his Lahore house had been told to withdraw…

Politics and character

Perhaps many who enter the arena of politics with none or little appreciation of the “Risks” they are likely to be exposed to end up writhing in pain at the…

Bad news piles up for candidate Trump

Having launched a new bid for the White House, Donald Trump has not been met with the energy he had been hoping for. Quite the opposite, in fact. “In all,…