This research was conducted to probe all the existing researches been conducted at University of Peshawar during the preceding decade on issues linked with “War on Terror”. Being first of its kind as a graduate academic profiling, the research remained focused on researches of the students at sociology department, university of Peshawar only. The conceptual base was to observe the kind of content being produced in the research productions and what methodologies been used to reach to the conclusion these authors have reached. The purpose for doing this research as stated was to test if this was a rational choice or market dictates that lead them for such choices. The theories been used would also give a clear glimpse of the image to be created through this research. The results of the research are expected to set the direction for future academic research in universities and give a clear depiction of how world dictates its terms on academics too besides, economies and politics. This research is an attempt to snapshot the theories consulted, the objectives framed and sources of data consulted for making arguments and how much these arguments are genuine and indigenous. The assumption being our research scholars are as much influenced in their academic work as any other field of socio-political and economic aspect of our society.
Anila Javed, Jamil Ahmad Chitrali. (2020) Portrayal of the “war on terror” in academic research at universities of Pakistan (review of graduate dissertations in University of Peshawar), The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-28, Issue-1.