Interactions between Religion, the State and Civil Society in Pakistan: Some Implications for Development

Abstract

This paper summarizes the findings of Religion and Development research conducted in Pakistan, in order to draw out emerging themes and some implications for the achievement of development goals. The paper is divided into two main sections, the first dealing with the links between religion and the state and their implications for development, and the second exploring the relationships of a variety of non-state actors involved in development with religion. Implications for various development actors, including the government, non-state organizations and international development partners, are identified. Common themes emerging from the research are discussed, and key areas for further research identified.

Citation

Kirmani, N. Interactions between Religion, the State and Civil Society in Pakistan: Some Implications for Development. Working Paper No. 65, Religions and Development Research Programme. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2011) 1-39. ISBN 978-0-7044-2881-2

Interactions between Religion, the State and Civil Society in Pakistan: Some Implications for Development

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