Dr. Hassan Javid is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He completed his PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also spent some time as an LSE Fellow in Political Sociology.
Dr. Javid’s research broadly looks at questions related to class, state, and power, with a specific focus on how the institutional legacy of colonialism affects contemporary politics in Pakistan. In recent years, he has published work on the dynamics of democratization in Pakistan, examining how competition between entrenched economic elites, coupled with the enduring influence of the country’s military establishment, has shaped electoral politics, reinforced clientelism, and impeded democratic consolidation in the country. At present, he is working on several different projects: a book manuscript that explores the mechanisms through which landed elites have been able to reinforce and reproduce their power in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day; and a study of the history of public welfare provision in Pakistan that seeks to identify and explain the factors impeding efforts at reforming and expanding the provision of healthcare while also exploring how recent innovations in digital governance offer the potential for developing state capacity to implement specific forms of welfare provision such as cash transfers.
Javid, H. & Mufti, M. (2020). Electoral manipulation or astute electoral strategy? Explaining the results of Pakistan's 2018 Election. Asian Affairs: An American Review, doi:10.1080/00927678.2020.1855033.
Javid, H. & Martin, N. (2020). "Democracy and Discrimination: Comparing Caste-Based Politics in Indian and Pakistani Punjab". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 43 (1), 136-151, doi:10.1080/00856401.2020.1691831.
Javid, H. (2020). "Winning 'Friends' and 'Influencing' People: Democratic Consolidation and Authoritarianism in Punjab". Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 58 (1), 139-159, doi:10.1080/14662043.2020.1700024.
Javid, H. (2019). "Patronage, Populism, and Protest: Student Politics in Pakistani Punjab". South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ), 22, doi:10.4000/samaj.6497.
Javid, H. (2017). "The Politics of Space in Punjab's Canal Colonies". International Journal of South Asian Studies, 9.
Javid, H. (2011). "Class, Power and Patronage: Landowners and Politics in Punjab". History and Anthropology, Taylor and Francis, 22 (3), 337-369, doi:10.1080/02757206.2011.595006.
Javid, H. (2011). "Review of 'A Punjabi Village in Pakistan: Perspectives on Community, Land, and Economy by Zekiye Eglar'". Journal of Punjab Studies, 19 (1), 139-142.
Javid, H. (2020). Candidate-Party Linkages in Pakistan: Why Do Candidates Stick with Losing Parties?, Published. M. Mufti, N. Siddiqui, and S. Shafqat (Eds.), Pakistan's Political Parties: Surviving Between Dictatorship and Democracy, Georgetown University Press.
Javid, H. (2019). "Democracy and Patronage in Pakistan", InPress. Matthew McCartney and S. Akbar Zaidi (Eds.), New Perspectives on Pakistan's Political Economy: State, Class and Social Change.
Javid, H. (2015). "Path Dependence and the Persistence of Landed Power in the Punjab", Published. Roger Long, Ian Talbot, Gurharpal Singh, and Yunus Samad (Eds.), Beyond Islam and Security: State and Nation-Building in Pakistan, Routledge.
Javid, H. (2015). "Dynastic Politics in Pakistan: Facts, Myths, and Implications". 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of South Asian Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Javid, H. (2015). "Structure, Conjuncture, and Disjuncture: Protests, Elections, and the Persistence of Elite Power in Pakistan". 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of South Asian Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Javid, H. (2012). "Popular Movements and the Uneven Geography of Opposition in Punjab". 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies, 25th-28th July 2012, ISCTE-University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal.