Political Violence in Pakistan: Myths vs. Realities

Abstract

Jacob Shapiro (Princeton) and Rasul Baksh Rais (LUMS) aim to understand and present empirical evidence of subnational patterns of violence in Pakistan. They have developed a database of approximately 28,000 incidents of political violence in Pakistan reported in major newspapers from 1988 to the present. This policy brief presents preliminary evidence and argues for a data-driven approach in answering challenges posed by political violence.

Citation

Shapiro, J.; Saad Gulzar. Political Violence in Pakistan: Myths vs. Realities. (2012) 4 pp.

Political Violence in Pakistan: Myths vs. Realities

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