In recent years the Baloch national movement has undergone a sea change. The dismantling of rudimentary representative institutions by the military regime of Pakistan’s president, General Pervez Musharraf, set off a process of radicalization of Baloch nationalism. The excessive reliance on a coercive state apparatus has not only alienated the moderate nationalists but also increased the popularity of a separatist creed. This article argues that aggressive resource exploitation and state repression is pushing Balochs toward secession.
Research Article| October 01 2016
The Changing Dynamics of the Baloch Nationalist Movement in Pakistan: From Autonomy toward Secession
Shakoor Ahmad Wani
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (5): 807–832.
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Shakoor Ahmad Wani; The Changing Dynamics of the Baloch Nationalist Movement in Pakistan: From Autonomy toward Secession. Asian Survey 1 October 2016; 56 (5): 807–832. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.807
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