Course Description for Politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan
Politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan
Description: This course provides an introduction to contemporary political issues and trends in the South Asian states of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The course examines the complex interrelationship between various ideologies, institutions, personalities, and social movements in the two countries. The course has been designed to help students gain a thorough understanding of domestic, regional, and structural causes and consequences of the two countriesâ€™ revolutions and conflicts before and after the partition of the subcontinent in 1947. Other important issues such as nuclear and conventional security; state malfunction, civil war and terrorism; poverty and development; regional integration; and human security and gender discrimination are also examined in this course.