ISBN: 978 1 107 67846 0

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Bangladesh, Poltics, Economy and Civil Society

By David J. Lewis (Author)

Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press   

First Published: 2011 No. of Pages: 233 Weight (kg): 0.5

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“This book analyzing the social, political and economic changes in Bangladesh presents the complex story of the evolution of a new state in a globalized world. It highlights the  challenges, achievements and dilemmas of Bangladesh and provides a new  perspective to the country. The study will be an excellent resource for academics, policy makers as well as practitioners interested in understanding the interlocking processes of global and local development.”
— Rounaq Jahan, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh
 

“The book is a thorough yet concise account of this vastly understudied and under reported country of 150 million people. It would be an ideal text for a university course on  South Asian politics or anyone wishing to get a well-written and comprehensive  background on contemporary Bangladesh. Diplomats, journalists, donor officials, and business representatives will find it an excellent introduction to this country.” 

  — Harry Blair, Yale University, USA

“Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society offers important new insights into the  changing role and growing importance of Bangladesh within the global political-  economic order. But it should also be a key text for anyone who wants to get to know Bangladesh - a lively introduction to a country that few outsiders ever get to know as well as Professor Lewis.”
— Naomi Hossain, Institute of Development Studies (IDS). UK
 

Relatively little is known or understood about Bangladesh by outsiders. Since its hard- won independence from Pakistan in 1971, it has been ravaged by economic and  environmental disasters. Only recently has the country begun to emerge as a fragile, but functioning, parliamentary democracy, relatively self-sufficient in food production and with an economy that has been consistently achieving growth. The story of Bangladesh, told through the pages of this concise and readable book, is a truly remarkable one. By delving into its past, and through an analysis of the economic, political and social changes that have taken place over the last twenty years, the book explains how Bangladesh is becoming of increasing interest to the international community as a portal into some of the key issues of our age: the way globalisation affects the world’s poorer countries, the long-term effects of the international development industry, the potential risks to people and the environment from climate change and the political challenges facing modern Muslim-majority nations. In this way the book offers an important corrective to the view of Bangladesh as a failed state and also sheds light on the lives of a new generation of its citizens.

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Politics and Political Science Economics and Finance Bangladesh Studies

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