China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy in Pakistan

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multibillion-dollar infrastructure investment project, is heralded as a game changer for Pakistan’s economy. It is part of the major development initiative led by China, known as ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), connecting Asia with Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and for those involved it evokes hopes, a myriad of interests, and it spurs a geopolitical shift (Ze 2015; 2014, October 2014). However, such a megaproject also raises numerous questions, especially with regards to the feasibility of its implementation in view of tremendous security challenges. In order to guarantee a secure environment for the CPEC development, the military is expanding its power. This phenomenon significantly affects the country’s civilmilitary relations and civilian control over the military, while challenging the process of democratic transition.

Document type: Book
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017
Number of Pages: 35
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Pakistan, China, Wirtschaftsraum, Demokratie
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, zivil-militärische Beziehung, zivile Kontrolle, Wirtschaftsraum China-Pakistan / Pakistan, Civil-Military Relations, Civilian Control, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
Series: Themen > SADF Working Papers
Volume: 2
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