Impact of identity politics on education in Pakistan: a comparison between Balochistan and Punjab

Nasser, Ammna and Kyriazi, Tenia and Paris, Cody Morris and Ahmad, Mahine (2018) Impact of identity politics on education in Pakistan: a comparison between Balochistan and Punjab. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 13 (3). pp. 280-294. ISSN 1746-1979

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Abstract

This research paper examines the impact of ethnic identity based politics on education in Pakistan through in-depth interviews with young professionals from Balochistan and Punjab. Findings suggest that there is the Punjabi-dominated power structure results in an unequal allocation of financial resources, whereby Balochistan lacks the financial resources to invest in education development. In addition, political instability caused by unprecedented ethnic strife contributes towards poor quality education, which, as a result, adversely impacts a Balochi's future course of life. On the other hand, Punjabis are at an advantage in the public arena because of their robust educational foundation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 23283
Notes on copyright: Ammna Nasser, Tenia Kyriazi, Cody Morris Paris, Mahine Ahmad, Impact of identity politics on education in Pakistan: A comparison between Balochistan and Punjab, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, Vol 13, Issue 3, pp. 280 - 294. Copyright © 2017 (The Author(s)). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Depositing User: Cody Paris
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 10:53
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23283

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