State and Governance

Aiding The Parliament of Bangladesh Experience and Prospect

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State and Governance
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600
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978 984 506 047 9
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Dhaka
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2012
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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.

The Plight of the Stateless Rohingyas: Responses of the State, Society & the International Community

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International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Law and Human Rights
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English
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500
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978 984 506 015 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
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237
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In tracing the plight of the Rohingya refugees, the study shows that the Rohingya refugee problem was created in the course of several historical trajectories. It has been demonstrated that the Rohingyas are both stateless and refugees. First, they became stateless in their homeland and then eventually they had to embrace the status of refugeehood under conditions of persecution, discrimination and torture. The Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have remained stateless amid their refugeehood.

Nation Building Problems in Bangladesh: A Socio-Economic-Political Perspective

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Politics and Political Science
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State and Governance
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English
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550
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984 70220 0014 1
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Dhaka
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2009
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284
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At birth Bangladesh was a homogenous nation state with a promise to make every house a happy home. But soon after its birth, schismatic tendencies developed because of the ill motive and machinations of certain political forces. The lack of a clear perception of the civil society and of the politicians about Bengali nationalism and nation state of Bangladesh, resulted in some ambiguity about their identity. Additionally, the military rulers during their term of office impaired the constitution and dichotomised the nation in order to create their own power base.

The Ishtiaq Papers

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Politics and Political Science
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State and Governance
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English
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350
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984 05 1798 8
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Dhaka
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2008
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152
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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh wrote into the Constitution the concept of the Non-Party Caretaker Government to ensure a smooth transition of power from one elected government to another. The two papers in the book authored by late Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed offer an insider's view of both the period leading to the 13th Amendment and the period of office held thereafter by the Caretaker Government of 1996.

Political Culture, Political Parties and the Democratic Transition in Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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440
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984 70220 0008 0
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Dhaka
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2008
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290
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Democracy in Bangladesh is of global interest as its success would provide a model for democratic transition in Muslim-majority countries. In 1991 Bangladesh embarked upon a new democratic journey but this journey has been fraught with various crises. The book argues that the nature of the Bangladeshi political parties was primarily responsible for this situation. The major political parties have merged, fragmented and proliferated at will all because of the political or factional interests of individual leaders.

Democracy and the Challenge of Development - A Study of Politics and Military Interventions in Bangladesh

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State and Governance
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English
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360
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984 05 1282 X
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
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394
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There are as many similarities as there are differences between the two military regimes which governed Bangladesh for nearly fifteen out of the first twenty years of its existence. Bangladesh would find it difficult to recover from the effects of the long periods of martial rule or of rule with an unrepresentative government which virtually destroyed the growth of democratic institutions.

In Quest of Fairness

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Politics and Political Science
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State and Governance
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English
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500
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978 984 8815 20 5
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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245
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This book assesses the extent to which fairness prevails in various aspects of Bangladesh’s politics, judiciary and society at large. It starts by examining fairness as a concept and social norm before moving onto a detailed assessment of the electoral process in Bangladesh. Several chapters are devoted to the coasts and benefits of the caretaker government system. One chapter focuses on the implications of the ‘clean candidates’ campaign launched by civil society during the last election. Another set of articles revolves around multiple dimensions of governance.

Democracy in Bangladesh: Political Dimensions of National Development: Selected Papers from the 2008 and 2009 Conferences on Bangladesh at Harvard University

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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650
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978 984 506 022 6
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Bangladesh Development Initiative
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2011
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242
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This volume is based on selected papers from two conferences on Bangladesh at Harvard University in 2008 and 2009. It covers a variety of challenging topics, ranging from linkages between democracy and security to effects of a given electoral system on political stability, micro-national autonomy for subregional peace, terrorism and its counter-forces. It also covers the role of NGOs in development and social change, intra-regional cooperation in conflict mitigation and refugee related violence in South Asia.

Whither National Security Bangladesh 2007

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
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State and Governance
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English
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984 702 200 019 6
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
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375
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The security infrastructure in Bangladesh is more a product of default rather than design. Adhoc and piecemeal responses of the government come about from time to time, following persistent media outcry and pervasive civil society criticism relating to specific issues or breaches and events. It is, thus, natural to surmise that no comprehensive National Security Policy exists in Bangladesh. Primacy of holistic security in the development process is now widely recognised.

National Security Bangladesh 2008

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International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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ISBN: 
978 984 881 504 5
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
325
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Despite the efforts by concerned professionals, a void, in the field of security studies in Bangladesh, both traditional and non-traditional, is vivid. This has served as an impetus for the publication of an annual report on national security by the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS). This volume is the second one and covers the developments in the year 2008. It offers multidisciplinary and multidimensional analyses of national security to bring out the challenges to security at the national, regional and international levels.

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