The Parliament of Pakistan
A History of Institution-Building and (Un)Democratic Practices, 1971–1977
The book highlights the working of Pakistan’s parliament in the 1970s and examines the role of Pakistan’s parliament and how it functioned, and evolved over the 1971–1977 period. It focuses on concepts such as autonomy, complexity, differentiation, durability, and sovereignty, providing insight on the functioning of political regimes and parliaments in postcolonial states. It lists the strengths and weaknesses of the parliament and initiates a compelling discussion to establish a correlation between its functioning and the emergence of undemocratic practices in Pakistan.
Mahboob Hussain is an Associate Professor, Department of History & Pakistan Studies at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. He completed his PhD from Pakistan Study Centre, the University of the Punjab, Lahore and postdoc from the University of Oxford, UK.