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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Qamar Abid-
dc.description.abstractPolitical dynasties are phenomena that exist in democratic, semi-democratic and undemocratic countries in all over the world. The reasons and factors behind this phenomenon are not the same in each country due to variety in political system. In Pakistan, culture of political dynasties exists in major political parties. The leadership of these parties often claims internal democracy; the supremacy of the parliament and constitution but reality speaks contrary to it. The primary purpose of this research is to discuss the dynastic politics in the existing political structure of Pakistan. The thematic idea of this thesis is to dwell upon the dynastic politics as well as tracing out its roots in Pakistan. This research also unearths the political dynasties of dynastic elites and their role in democratization of political context of Pakistan. The thesis also discusses smaller and unnoticed political dynasties in Pakistan which play their pivotal role in political and kingship in Pakistan. This dissertation also presents an overview of political elites that transfer their political power to next generation in the form of political dynasty. Dynastic leaders are back bone of political and governmental formulation system in Pakistan. This research asserts that political dynasties can reduce the people’s representation in parliamentary democracy. It also generally influences the performance of all institutions especially those which are directly linked with dynastic politicians and policy-making. This influence has been examined in election results from 1970 to 2013. Political leaders who have other introduction as dynastic political leaders occupy a prominent position in political map of Pakistan. There is also evidence that dynasties gradually limitted when the political system are ensured within the political parties through internal democracy. But, according to this thesis, the political system of Pakistan itself has produced dynastic politics where political leadership had been limited to only a few families. Since 1970 elections have been held almost regularly under different electoral and political systems but the true democratic culture and democracy is still a dream to be realized.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHigher Education Commission Pakistanen_US
dc.publisherBahauddin Zakariya University Multanen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPakistan Studiesen_US
dc.titlePolitical Dynasties and Democracy: Case Study of Pakistan Political System After 1970sen_US
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