Aid, politics and the war of narratives in the US-Pakistan relations : a case study of Kerry Lugar Berman Act / Hussain Nadim.

Nadim, Hussain [Browse]
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
  • ©2023
xiii, 125 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


  • Routledge/ASAA South Asian publications series ; 9. [More in this series]
  • Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian series ; 9
Summary note
"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 de-colonial approach to the subject. The book explores the politics of the US foreign aid to Pakistan with regard to the issues of 'sovereignty' and 'agency' to analyze the notions of aid, power and narratives and pre-conceived notions on power and agency of the recipient countries in this asymmetrical US-Pakistan relation. 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 security-development nexus, which encourages a dialectical power struggle between the US and Pakistan, and between the civil and military actors inside Pakistan that use the indivisibility of security and development to advance their strategic interests over each other. This book is a timely analysis given the context of Afghan peace process and the central role of the US and Pakistan. Interdisciplinary and relevant to academic and policy debates, this book will be of interest to researchers in the field of Development Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Area Studies, in particular South Asian Politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral-University of Syndey, 2019) issued under the title: The politics of the security-development nexus : a case study of the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act in Pakistan.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Enter the Nexus. No Security, No Development
  • Team of Buddies Visit Pakistan
  • Part II: The National Security Turf. Between Do More and No More
  • Help me, or Else!
  • Part III: The Civil- Military Conundrum
  • Engineering a Power Shift
  • The Enemy of My Enemy
  • Conclusion.
  • 9781032019956 (hardcover)
  • 1032019956 (hardcover)
  • 9781032044491 (paperback)
  • 1032044497 (paperback)
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information