Politics case study: Bad news in good times of General Musharraf Presidency: Economics versus politics

Dawood MAMOON

Abstract


Abstract. General Musharraf ruled the country as a self proclaimed enlightened dictator. His politics is as repressive as has been the case of any dictatorial regime. However the paper suggests that he did make a genuine effort to uphold Pakistani economy that witnessed recessionary trends in 1990s. This paper is a critical analysis of Musharraf’s politics in contrast to his economic policies.

Keywords. Politics, Macro economy, Institutions.

JEL. A13, E02.


Keywords


Politics; Macro economy; Institutions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jepe.v4i4.1457

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