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Islamic Law, the Nation State, and the Case of Pakistan

In recent decades, ambivalence toward modernity, along with the promise of justice and morality, have led to efforts in some Muslim-majority countries to partially “Islamize” the state. Pakistan presents an important case study. Pakistan’s Islamization program in the 1970s and 1980s promised increased justice and other public goods by virtue of laws purportedly rooted in revelation. This program has resulted in some controversial outcomes, such as Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

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CWIHP Working Paper 87

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

Evnathis Hatzivassiliou
October 2018

History and the Politics of History in the Post-Communist Space

This event is co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Program.

Guests at Home: The Legacy of Soviet National Hierarchies

Soviet nationality policies are frequently cited to explain national conflicts that arose during and after the dissolution of the USSR. Yet, these studies often focus on nationality policies from the opening decades of the Soviet Union, neglecting the specificities of minority life after the 1930s. Drawing on research conducted in three sub-republic (non-titular) minority communities, Dr.

Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy

In 1907 the U.S. Congress created a joint commission to investigate what many Americans saw as a national crisis: an unprecedented number of immigrants flowing into the United States. Experts—women and men trained in the new field of social science—fanned out across the country to collect data on these fresh arrivals.

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