Power and Privilege: Influence and Decision-Making in Pakistan

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Power and Privilege: Influence and Decision-Making in Pakistan

By Robert Laporte, Jr.
University of California Press, 1976
225 pp. $13.75
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"Who are the Pakistani elite ?" LaPorte asks, and attempts to answer the question by interviewing 80 U.S. nationals who have served in Pakistan. Their answers: groups in order of importance-the military, the politicians, the bureaucracy; personal qualifications in order of importance-family, wealth, education. The author argues that a new middle class is arising, but the evidence is less than solid.