About the author Table of contents Preface Readers Comments
As an economist and criminologist, turned police officer, Mr. Nadeem's views on the impact of lawlessness on Pakistan's economy cannot be ignored.
In the past few decades, Pakistan's economy has been beset by lawlessness, widespread corruption, financial mismanagement and political chaos. In this book the author undertakes to assess, for the first time, the effect of these abuses on the economic performance of the country. He does so by presenting a quantitative measurement of the impact of lawlessness on Pakistan's economic development.
As an economist and criminologist, turned police officer, Mr. Nadeem has first hand knowledge of problems relating to lawlessness, and is also well acquainted with the strategies of economic development adopted in Pakistan from time to time. He has, therefore, been able to produce a book with an interdisciplinary appeal, useful for policy makers, economic planners, administrators, police officers, researchers, students, and the general reader.
"As an economist and a police officer trained in criminology, Dr. Nadeem attempts to review a) the impact of lawlessness and poor criminal justice management on economic development, and b) the effects (and cost-effectiveness) of community policing approaches to crime risk and fear management in the difficult terrain of contemporary Pakistan."
Dr. Michael Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University, UK
"It is the rarest finest quantitative analysis of impact of lawlessness on economic development."
Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Professor Emeritus, Punjab University
"This book suggests a unique design of indigenous community policing commensurate with sustainable economic growth."
Sardar Muhammad Chaudhry, Former Inspector General of Police, Punjab
Pakistan: The Political Economy of Lawlessness