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Umair Javed

Credentialed inequality

Credentialed inequality

Banning a system that has expanded considerably over the last two decades may produce all sorts of negative consequences Published Mar 25, 2019 07:16am
Resistance politics

Resistance politics

Over the last year or so, there have been a number of events and trends that provide some cause for optimism. Published Mar 11, 2019 07:41am
Rethinking urbanisation

Rethinking urbanisation

New models of development where the state invites private investors to acquire land create new challenges. Published Feb 25, 2019 07:14am
Refusing to learn

Refusing to learn

Ethnic conflict was around when Pakistan became an independent state. Updated Feb 11, 2019 10:11am
Abstract numbers, real people

Abstract numbers, real people

The bulk of garment manufacturing now takes place in unregistered workshops that escape already sporadic labour ... Published Jan 28, 2019 07:00am
Taking stock of democracy

Taking stock of democracy

The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures. Published Dec 31, 2018 06:52am
Institutional strengthening?

Institutional strengthening?

Years of compromised logic dictating government functioning have eroded bureaucratic capacity in myriad ways. Updated Dec 17, 2018 12:58pm
Listening to students

Listening to students

Recent student activism has gone well beyond issues of access. Updated Dec 03, 2018 10:43am
Media blues

Media blues

The young and urban population is the future market for Pakistan’s media and cultural production industry. Published Nov 19, 2018 06:28am
Inevitable outcomes

Inevitable outcomes

The reason why the state will fail to keep the religious right at bay is because far too many inches have been... Published Nov 05, 2018 06:42am
Pakistan’s HDI shame

Pakistan’s HDI shame

How and why have others in our geographic neighbourhood been more successful on the human development front? Updated Oct 22, 2018 09:04am
The spectre of centralisation

The spectre of centralisation

What devolution seeks to do — in spirit, at least — faces two challenges from within the ambit of governance and party Published Oct 08, 2018 06:52am
Punjab’s urban challenge

Punjab’s urban challenge

The land problem is not just one of housing shortage; it also plagues viable commercial and industrial development. Published Sep 24, 2018 07:13am
Pathways to capitulation

Pathways to capitulation

How do small groups of ideologically committed extremists manage to shape social mores and public policy? Published Sep 10, 2018 06:04am
Of intentions and compulsions

Of intentions and compulsions

Is this particular government more amenable to wide-ranging reform than the previous one? Published Aug 27, 2018 07:10am
PML-N’s new reality

PML-N’s new reality

The party has to reconcile its internal contradictions if it hopes to stay competitive in the long run. Updated Aug 13, 2018 07:51am
Managing expectations

Managing expectations

The fundamental problem with the messianic mode of politics is that people expect you to follow up on it as well. Published Jul 30, 2018 07:29am
Toxic partisanship

Toxic partisanship

In an ideological vacuum, the non-cosmetic difference between the PTI and the PML-N is always going to be marginal. Published Jul 16, 2018 06:58am
A new upper class?

A new upper class?

In terms of origins, Karachi is where the story of a new professional elite begins in earnest. Updated Jul 02, 2018 08:03am