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The Military and Economic Development in Pakistan (Thomas Weisskopf Festschrift Conference Paper)
Shahrukh Khan | 10/17/2012
Abstract:
 Shahrukh Khan considers the claims made by the Pakistani military that military governments have been more successful than civilian governments at advancing Pakistanís economic development. He finds that militarization of the Pakistani economy is inefficient and crowds out private sector activity, and that military administrations are no more competent or less corrupt than civilian alternatives.  His overarching conclusion is that economic develop requires, first and foremost, a willingness of the population to accept short-term sacrifices for what they trust will be longer-term benefits.  Khan argues that the Pakistani military are not capable institutionally of achieving that level of trust from the Pakistan people.  
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