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Reimagining Public Policy Studies in India

Public Policy: A View from the South by Vishal Narain, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp x + 213, ₹ 495.

Political Economy of US-Pakistan Relations

Hamza Alavi, in this journal, offered the most pronounced presentation of US-Pakistan relations in terms of a patron-client model. In an attempt to further the understanding, it is noted that Alavi discounted the role of the internal political economy of Pakistan. The canonical patron-client formulation is scrutinised to reformulate the role of Pakistan as an "estranged client." The attempt is to internalise the interplay of the geostrategic and political-economy interests of the Pakistani military in US-Pakistan relations.

John Rawls (1921-2002)

The irony of the Rawlsian legacy is that the difference principle has aroused the maximum interest in precisely those countries where social welfare policies have been the most developed - whereas in developing and more economically backward countries, like India, this aspect of Rawls's early work has been virtually ignored. The Indian political scientist's implicit refusal to engage with the most exciting part of the Rawlsian framework has left the discipline of political science itself in India the poorer for it.
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