Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters: Democracy Under Inequality In Rural Pakistan
Webinars Brief 32:2021
Publication Year : 2021

This book preeminently focuses on understanding the Pakistani voters particularly the rural voters in depth. The book is revolving around the voting behavior of the rural people: why they vote and what they think about it. Most of the literature on Pakistan revealed that the rural voters are very constrained in terms of ability to consent as leaders and inclusion. This is because of socio-economic inequality and that limits their bargaining power and their agency in electoral politics. Therefore, given this how then does contestation and inclusion work in rural Pakistan? The findings exposed that in Pakistan democracy is working under extreme levels of inequality.

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