Pakistan Final - Table of Contents Introduction to Pakistan...

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Table of Contents Introduction to Pakistan Demographic Transition Model Wallersteins World Systems Theory Subsistence to Exchange Based Economy o Economy of Pakistan o Digital Economy Medical technology Language of Pakistan Government o Supra-natural organizations o Elections in Pakistan Human Rights o Women’s Status o Child Labor Environmental Issues Population o Migration Energy Food Health Free/Fair Trade
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Power Wars o War on terrorism Terrorism o Model of Conflict-The Pakistan/Indo War “Five Wars of Globalization”-Drug Trafficking and Abuse in Pakistan Informal Economy/Negative Externalities Sports Pakistan and Culture Change Conclusion Bolded Titles apply to new topics for 5/5/07
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Pakistan The official name of Pakistan is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The capital is Islamabad. Pakistan was once a part of the British India. It was created in 1947 in response to the demand for an independent and predominantly Muslim Indian state. Initially the new nation included East Pakistan, present-day Bangladesh, which seceded from Pakistan in 1971. (World Reference Desk-Pakistan, 2006) Fourth Stage of Demographic Transition Model The fertility rate in Pakistan is four children born per woman which can be an indication of the development of Pakistan in the fourth stage of the Demographic Transition Model in the fourth stage; the country should be in a low state of fertility and low state of mortality and a relatively low population growth rate. All of these categories fit into the population of Pakistan. Periphery in Wallersteins World Systems Theory According to Wallenstein’s World Systems Theory the country Pakistan fits into the periphery. The periphery is in a disadvantageous situation where it is dependent on products of the core, selling its raw materials to gain those products. The reason why Pakistan falls into the category of periphery is because of its harsh geography with Figure 1-Map of Pakistan
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mountains surrounding most of the country making it hard to import and export to other countries. Pakistan also has ongoing disputes with their neighboring countries, Afghanistan and India, and also claims of terrorism. Another reason why Pakistan is periphery is because the country became independent a few short decades ago in 1947, which makes them a fairly young country. “However, the government is making efforts to revitalize the economy and to demonstrate it’s commitment to business friendliness through internationally acknowledged fiscal policies, good governance and transparency in managing government affairs.” (U.S State Department, 2006) Subsistence to Exchange Based Economy in Pakistan Pakistan had originally started off as a local and subsistence culture. The Indus River Valley Civilization began in East Pakistan/West India where they were on the regional exchange system from early on. Later, they were colonized by Britain which made them apart of the global system but not at their expense. Now they are independent
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