Aid, Politics and the War of Narratives in the US-Pakistan Relations (Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series)

By (author)Hussain Nadim

 350 999

140 pages

This-book-analyses-the-aid,-politics-and-the-war-of-narratives-between-the-US-and-Pakistan-under-the-Kerry-Lugar-Berman-Act-(2009–2013),-using-the-security-development-nexus-as-a-framing-discourse-and-taking-a-decolonial-approach-to-the-subject.

This-book-analyses-the-aid,-politics-and-the-war-of-narratives-between-the-US-and-Pakistan-under-the-Kerry-Lugar-Berman-Act-(2009–2013),-using-the-security-development-nexus-as-a-framing-discourse-and-taking-a-decolonial-approach-to-the-subject.

The-book-explores-the-politics-of-US-foreign-aid-to-Pakistan,-with-regard-to-the-issues-of-‘sovereignty’-and-‘agency’,-to-analyse-the-notions-of-aid,-power-and-narratives-in-the-asymmetrical-US-Pakistan-relations.-Based-on-primary-interviews-and-extensive-data-analysis-of-US-foreign-aid-datasets,-the-book-specifically-argues-that-foreign-aid-is-based-under-the-hubris-of-the-security-development-nexus,-which-encourages-a-dialectical-power-struggle-between-the-US-and-Pakistan,-and-between-the-civil-and-military-actors-inside-Pakistan,-which-use-the-indivisibility-of-security-and-development-to-advance-their-strategic-interests-over-each-other.

This-book-is-a-timely-analysis-given-the-recent-political-turmoil-in-Pakistan-that-saw-the-ouster-of-Prime-Minister-Imran-Khan-who-blamed-the-Biden-Administration-for-orchestrating-a-“regime-change”-conspiracy-against-his-government.-Interdisciplinary-and-relevant-to-academic-and-policy-debates,-this-book-will-be-of-interest-to-researchers-in-the-fields-of-Development-Studies,-International-Relations,-Policy-Studies,-Area-Studies-and,-in-particular,-South-Asian-Politics.

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