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Horizontal Inequalities and Violent Conflict in Pakistan: Is There a Link?

This article is an attempt to trace the socio-economic origins of the recent growth of religious militancy and violent conflict in Pakistan. In particular, it examines this important subject in the light of a significant thesis advanced by Frances Stewart that it is "horizontal inequalities" and "failure of the social contract" between the State and the citizens that lie at the heart of most violent conflicts across the developing world.

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