Fragility of Nascent Democracies: A Case Study of Pakistan


  • Syed Shahid Hussain Bukhari Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Waseem Din PhD. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Imtiaz Ahmad warraich Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



Democracy, Destabilization, Pakistan


Democracy has always been targeted by the forces that are against this particular type of system yet it has emerged as an efficient and more delivering system around the world. In this research article, those forces have been identified and an exclusive analysis has been given with regards to the threats faced by the democratic system of Pakistan. A comprehensive study of the root-causes, which contributes to the destabilization process, has been given. Suggestions and recommendations have also been given to treat the malady of destabilization. Finally, it has been deduced that the states like Pakistan that are under threat of destabilization need socialization and awareness to reduce such threats by rationally coping with the situation.


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How to Cite

Syed Shahid Hussain Bukhari, Waseem Din, & Imtiaz Ahmad warraich. (2020). Fragility of Nascent Democracies: A Case Study of Pakistan. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 5(3), 421-428.