Democratization refers to the political process leading to the
establishment of democratic political order. Existing literature
on democratization mostly discusses the transition from authoritarian
structures to democracy in Eastern Europe and Latin America. This paper
reviews the mainstream democratization theories in the context of Pakistan.
It has been argued that three experiences of democratic transitions and
authoritarian reversals have made Pakistan a classical case for developing
new theoretical insights and a potent knowledge addition in the existing
literature on democratization. This paper revolves around the two
fundamental questions; firstly, under what conditions democratization
becomes a possibility in an authoritarian state? Secondly, what are the
possible modes of democratization?
1-Adil Khan : Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan. 2-Nazakat : Lecturer, Department of English, Hazara University Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Imran : Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Havelian KP, Pakistan.