ISBN: 9789845062664

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Neoliberal Development In Bangladesh

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2019 No. of Pages: 374 Weight (kg): 0.5

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This book is a collection of eleven critical essays covering some of the implications of neoliberal development in Bangladesh. One of the major themes of this book is how the paradigm of neoliberalism, with its sole focus on free market, has transformed the very nature of the state. For the neoliberal states, market is both the ends and means of social wellbeing. While this ‘market-directed’ development approach can ensure certain levels of economic growth, it also brings out degrading quality of life, ecology and political governance. Bangladesh's experience with neoliberal development is an important case study because the country has already been recognized as a 'development paradox'. While some hail the development spree and bask in the glory of a fast-growing economy, critics of the traditional economic growth-oriented model of development point their fingers at the downsides of the same economy.

The topics discussed in this book, among others, include microfinance, energy, higher education, agriculture, gender and, corruption. The editors hope that this book will serve as a useful guide and resource for understanding contemporary critical scholarship on neoliberal policies in Bangladesh.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Introduction
1. The Contemporary Development Paradigm: Towards a Critical Understanding of Neoliberal Agency
2. Development, Neoliberal Development and Microfinance: An Appraisal
3. Interrogating the 'Peasant Question' in Post-Reform Bangladesh
4. Neoliberalism, State, and Labor: Reflections on the Garment Industry
5. State-Business Nexus and the Quick Rental Power Plants in Bangladesh
6. Higher Education: Trapped in Neoliberal Reform
7. Tourism and State Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
8. Neoliberalism and Gender: Are the Strong Womenof Madhupur Losing Strength?
9. Neoliberal Policies, Development Interventions, Primitive Accumulation and Peasant Resistance: The Case of Land Grabs in the Noakhali Chars of Bangladesh
10. Developmental Centralism, Rampal Thermal Power Plant, EIA, and the Sundarbans: Legitimacy Crisis in Perspective
11. The Taka, Transparency, and an Alternative Politics of Seeing From Phulbari, Bangladesh

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Development Studies

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