Pakistan - an ungovernable space?

Robina Mohammad

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    In a recent initiative targeting Muslim extremism in Britain, Communities Secretary
    Hazel Blears referred to "ungoverned spaces", actual and virtual social spaces that
    facilitate the radicalisation of Pakistani Muslim youth in Britain. By extension, in the
    West in political and popular constructions Pakistan is also made intelligible as an
    ungovernable space, with the rise in conflicts and violence in Pakistan and the
    perceived lawlessness of its tribal areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)571-581
    JournalEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Pakistan
    • geography
    • political activity
    • radicalisation
    • muslim societies


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