Volume 2, No. 11, November 2020
Editor: Rashed Rahman
In the name of ‘socialist modernisation’, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) since 1978 imposed markets on the economy by government fiat, forcibly broke up the communes in favour of family contracts on the land they tilled..
Dr. Majed Akhter
Siddiqi, Ayesha, In the Wake of Disaster: Islamists, the State and a Social Contract in Pakistan. 186pp., Cambridge University Press 2019:
In the Wake of Disaster advances a range of theoretical arguments through an examination of the political aftermath of massive flooding events in the lower Indus Basin in 2010 and 2011. Siddiqi interrogates post-disaster political spaces through political..
S. M. Naseem
Development Economics (DE) – after years of being eclipsed by the neo-liberal Washington Consensus – is on the cusp of a revival. After having lived a ghettoed existence in the shadow of modern economics during the first two decades of post-WWII..
Since Mao Tse Tung’s demise in 1976 and Deng Xiao Ping’s rise to paramount leader in 1978, China has been transformed in ways that have won open and enthusiastic acclaim by the capitalist world and even (sometimes grudging) admiration by Leftists globally..
A quasi-military regime
At long last, after 22 years of trying to win with the help of the military establishment, when Imran Khan and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), were brought to power through the rigged 2018 elections by that same establishment, little did he or his..
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
A few years back a few friends had asked me to say a few words on “Why politics is necessary for students”. And this is what I came up with and am sharing it as there is a surge in students’ demands for their rights and the freedom to organise..
The Turkish army’s overt military intervention in Syria marked the latest chapter in the Kurds’ century-long history of struggle. The military incursion was preceded by Donald Trump’s much criticised decision to withdraw US troops stationed in Syria to combat ISIS fighters..