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Democracy's Roller Coaster Ride in Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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360
ISBN: 
984 70220 0026 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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125
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The first decade of the 21st century has been a lost decade for Bangladesh both politically and economically. On one hand, this period provided a scope for political commentators to write about many issues in respect of development of democratic practices and of governance, yet on the other hand, this was a period of nightmare for the politicians and for the people in general. This volume is a collection of selected articles contributed by the author to Bangladesh's most popular English daily, The Daily Star.

Democracy in Crisis

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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500
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978 984 506 007 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
254
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2010
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2010
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The liberal democratic values and the constitutional system have suffered serial reversals in Bangladesh, accompanied by a trend towards authoritarian and unaccountable government. The failure of the political system and politicians is blamed conventionally. That alone cannot explain the reversals sufficiently; the deep conflict of secular nationalism and liberal democracy with communal and authoritarian political culture explain the political and constitutional regresses.

The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh: Bengal Muslim League and Muslim Politics: 1906-1947

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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525
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984 05 1688 4
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Dhaka
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2003
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This study covers, what Leonard A. Gordon calls, the neglected history of Bengali Muslims before 1947. It provides a detailed account of the Bengal Muslim League during the period from 1906 to1947. It covers its various aspects, such as, problems of organisation, policies and mobilisation , nature of leadership, inner party conflict, bases of support and relations with the parent all-India body. A special attempt has been made to show how the formerly popular Krishak Praja Party disappeared from the political scene of Bengal, ironically, during the Chief Ministership of its architect, A.K.

Inside Bengal Politics: 1936-1947: Unpublished Correspondence of Partition Leaders

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
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English
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300
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984 05 1668 X
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Dhaka
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2003
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The decade preceding the 1947 Indian partition was an eventful period, with profound impact on the subsequent political developments of the states thus created. Though works dealing with this period abound, most of these have an all-India focus. There is a dearth of research-based books and other works covering the Bengal situation. Bengal, then a Muslim-majority province in eastern India, was the bastion of the Muslim League/Pakistan movement.

Non-Party Caretaker Government in Bangladesh

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Administration and public policy
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State and Governance
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English
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984 05 1720 1
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
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206
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Elections under caretaker governments are a common practice to be found in most parliamentary democracies of the world. Usually an outgoing government acts as the caretaker administration. But Bangladesh has deviated from this established democratic tradition. The Constitution now requires that a non-party caretaker government (NCG) run the routine administration of the country for a limited period of time between the dissolution of parliament and the appointment of a prime minister after the constitution of a new parliament.

The Working of Parliamentary Committees in Westminster Systems: Lessons for Bangladesh

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Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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984 05 1788 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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Committees are ubiquitous. They are found in all types of legislatures- large or small, old or new. Parliamentary committees are important because they can provide a number of values that are not easily available otherwise. However, although it is widely acknowledged that committees have greater resilience in Congressional and Continental systems than in Westminster-style democracies, there are not many studies that explore variations in committee influence and impact in the latter. This volume intends to fill this gap.

Women and Militancy: South Asian Complexities

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Gender Studies
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English
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978 984 506 028 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2011
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151
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This book is an attempt to bring the complexities and multiplicities of violence inflicted against women and the different dimensions of militarisation. Several issues however inform and shape the South Asian complexities with respect to women and militancy, and the book attempts to address them both theoretically and empirically. Firstly, the book looks at the challenges and contradiction. South Asia has outstanding women leaders at the state level, but violence against women and that too of varied nature is on the rise.

The Politics of Nationalism - The Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1400 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
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272
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2002
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2nd
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2002
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The Politics of Nationalism examines the process of nationality construction within the Hill people of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. The book places the issue in an historical context and begins with the first encounter of the Hill people with the British in 1760; it traces their loss of independence and consequent marginalisation within the colonial state. The book then argues that nation-state is tuned to the needs and aspirations of the dominant community; and the Hill people being the subordinate group continued to be marginalised within the State of Pakistan and then Bangladesh.

Development through Decentralization in Bangladesh - Evidence and Perspectives

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Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1271 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1984
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108
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The book is based on the findings of a survey conducted in 1990 of four erstwhile upazilas in the districts of Patuakhali and Barguna in Bangladesh. The original study was commissioned by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) culminating in a research report. Although the decentralized system of local government in the form of upazila parishads no longer exists in the country, the contents of the book should be relevant to policy reforms for the local government.

State Against the Nation

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History
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ISBN: 
984 70220 0039 4
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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257
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This book looks at the career of the Muslim League in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) from 15 August 1947, the day it assumed political power from the Raj, to the election of 8 March 1954, when it was massively defeated by a newly-formed United Front. Exploring the decline of the popularity of the League is one Objective of the book. In the process, it also seeks to explain the nature of politics in East Pakistan. In particular, the emergence of a state bureaucracy with paternalistic and undemocratic tendencies is documented and analysed.

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