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Governance - South Asian Perspectives

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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595
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1521 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
552
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Governance in theory and practice has been the subject of intense discussion and indepth study both in the developed and developing countries for quite sometime. Though improvement in the quality of governance has been slow in coming, there is now a fair degree of agreement over the major issues involved and the reform measures called for. This anthology reflects these issues from the South Asian perspectives based on the experiences of the past and the imperatives of the present.

Towards Good Governance in Bangladesh - Fifty Unpleasant Essays

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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350
ISBN: 
978 984 506 114 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
178
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The problems of governance have occupied the centre stage of national debate in Bangladesh since independence. But at this particular point in time, their appropriate resolution has assumed unprecedented importance and urgency in our national life. With only five years to go before we enter the 21st century, our nation has reached a stage from where we may either move forward to a bright future or relapse into darkness. It is in this context that governance issues in Bangladesh have to be analysed for finding adequate solutions and means of implementation.

Mapping Women's Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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650
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 10 6
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BRAC Development Institute
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
301
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Tradition and modernity are perhaps the two poles against which women of South Asia are pitted. The main elements of tradition seem to be comprised of religion. Religion occupies a somewhat difficult position in the largely secular terrain that speak of the empowerment of women. This fascinating volume explores the role that religion, culture and society play in the social and political positioning of women.

Disciplining Birth: Power, Knowledge and Childbirth Practices in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
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English
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475
ISBN: 
984 05 1741 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
242
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This book is about birth practices among poor, rural women in Bangladesh. Kaosar Afsana has used a multidimensional framework for the study. She draws upon ideas and perspectives from history, anthropology, gender and socio-political economy to analyse experiences of self and other, which are truly impressive. It is a pioneering study where various choices available for birthing care in the country are addressed.

Discoursing Birthing Care: Experiences from Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 051 555 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
128
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This book focuses on issues critical to the contemporary emphasis on gender sensitive health care for the poor pregnant women in Bangladesh. The core of the book explores the differing perspectives between rural women and health care providers regarding childbirth care and practices. The study attempts to understand women's perceptions of birthing care and their practices, the role of culture, socio-economic factors, and household dynamics as they influence women and their family's health-seeking behaviour.

Working Boys And Girls at Risk: Child Labour in Urban Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Urban Studies and Migration
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
Language: 
English
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660
ISBN: 
978 984 506 020 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
168
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Bangladesh, despite its commendable progress in terms of basic education, has not been able to deal with its child labour problem. There is no single approach to the eradication of the problem, but a better understanding of the reasons why children work, the conditions under which they work and the impact it has on their lives should go a long way in improving policies and in raising awareness. It is important to document how damaging child labour can be. This study of the capital city of the country Dhaka, is revealing in many ways.

Overcoming Fuzzy Governance in Bangladesh: Policy Implementation in Least Developed Countries

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
State and Governance
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1560 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1994
Number of Pages: 
204
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Political, economic and policy models are undergoing drastic changes in LDC’s where market reforms are being implemented. In this context, the subject of governance has attracted increasing attention and debate, marked though by conceptual confusion and lack of solid analysis. Fuzzy Governance sets to examine the subject in its historic conceptual and paradigmatic connotations, with special reference to Bangladesh. The author provides the elements of an operational framework for systematic analysis and discussion of the current problems of governance in transitional phases.

Child Labour Revisited: Gender, Culture, Economics and Human Rights

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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650
ISBN: 
978 984 506 031 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
239
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The book addresses the case of child labour by moving beyond the usual concern that regards the phenomenal essentially as an 'evil', harmful and corrupt, and instead attempts to assess children’s work in the relevant socio-economic and cultural context. It examines the specification of girl child labour in the garment industry and underlines how tradition , culture, religion, and sexual division of labour determine the parameters within which they live, work and resist patriarchal control and differential treatment at home and in the workplace.

Bangladesh: A Study of the Democratic Regimes

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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850
ISBN: 
978 984 506 037 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
491
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Bangladesh: A Study of the Democratic Regimes is the author’s fifth book on the politics of Bangladesh. It essentially covers the period from 1991 to 2006 and focuses on a number of important issues including constitutional amendments and legislative reforms which have had considerable impact on the political process of the country. It encompasses with depth and precision all the developments in politics, economy, decentralization and politicization of administration that help in understanding the historical process of the concepts underscored here.

Aiding The Parliament of Bangladesh Experience and Prospect

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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600
ISBN: 
978 984 506 047 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
233
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Establishing a Westminster-style parliamentary democracy was a dream of the independence leaders of Bangladesh. The process of pursuing this goal began soon after the emergence of the nation. In this journey the western democracies came forth towards aiding the Parliament. The scope of such assistance, however, has varied, with recent years witnessing a major surge in donor interest in Parliament strengthening.

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