Academic and Reference Books

Living Silence: Burma under Military Rule

$33.00
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International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
History
Law and Human Rights
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English
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650
ISBN: 
984 05 1607 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
286
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Burma remains the odd man out in Southeast Asia. While other countries have democratized and prospered, Burma is governed by a repressive military dictatorship, its economy has collapsed, and it is the second largest producer of heroin in the world. In this exceptionally readable yet scholarly account of Burma today, Christina Fink gives a moving and insightful picture of what life under military rule is like.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland

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International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Law and Human Rights
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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2000
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984 05 1553 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
327
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‘The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland’ examines the borderland between Burma, India and Bangladesh, inhabited by twelve distinct ethnic groups with strong cultural and linguistic links with South East Asia. The three specialist authors of this unique book assembled more than 400 mostly unpublished photographs, many in colour, from over 50 private collections. The book introduces the reader to the remarkable cultural variety and modern transformations of this virtually unknown region bridging South East Asia and South Asia.

South Asia Crisis of Development: The Case of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 051 653 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
341
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Fifty years of independence has not provided the degree of economic growth, social enlightenment of political stability that had been the hope and aspiration of more than a billion people who live in South Asia. Moudud Ahmed has attempted to explain some of the reasons why the countries of South Asia and in particular India have not measured up to their potential.

Ethnicity and Human Security in Bangladesh and Pakistan

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International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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415
ISBN: 
978 984 506 042 4
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhkaa
Year of Publication: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
161
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The book identifies the sources and nature of threats to people belonging to ethnic groups and conceptualizes human security in a manner that addresses the inadequacy of the traditional approach. It conducts an analysis on ethnicity- and non-ethnicity-induced human security problems in the CHT of Bangladesh and the Sindh Province of Pakistan, as important areas of human security. This work deals with threats stemming from ethnicity and the resultant conflict thereof in the CHT and in Sindh.

Human Security in India: Health, Shelter and Marginalisation

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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440
ISBN: 
978 984 881 514 4
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
246
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South Asia is undoubtedly a human security deficit region. India too is no exception. This volume is an in-depth study on the human security situation in India. Despite some remarkable achievements in the socio-economic, political and scientific fields, India’s 1.5 billion people suffer from a deep sense of insecurity, marginalization, exclusion, shelterlessness and violence. The thrust of the book is on understanding the human security situation and then exploring the journey ahead towards enhancement of human security in India.

Human Security in India: Discourse, Practices and Policy implications

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International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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600
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978 984 881 528 1
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
345
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The present volume examines the case for broadening the scope of security by breaking the rigidity brought about by traditional forms of dominant state-centric and military based security concepts and their determining matrices. The main thrust of this study is on three very critical areas, viz., (i) environmental security, (ii) food security and (iii) energy security. It deals with how gains from effective management of human security parameters get translated into enhanced security both at the macro and micro levels.

Pakistan: Haunting Shadows of Human Security

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International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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400
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984 702 200 023 3
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Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
237
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This book is an endeavour to bring to surface some of the seething problematics which are intricately related to the underlying understandings of human security issues in Pakistan. The book takes the position that human security in this country is high strung on the perilous governance structures, and internal and external policies, which have continued to determine the future of the nation and its people since its inception.

Terrorism in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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500
ISBN: 
984 702 200 020 2
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
205
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At the dawn of the 21st century the specter of terror has come to haunt the minds of the citizenary and policymakers alike. Three reasons seem to be responsible for this. Firstly, the empowering status of non-state entities. Secondly, the easy availability of deadly, weaponry, including the knowledge of turning grocery items into improvised explosive devices. And thirdly, the arrival of suicide bombers priding on civilian targets, and that again, with an aggressiveness primarily grounded in faith rather than on reason.

National Security Bangladesh 2009

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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660
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978 984 506 026 4
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Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
266
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Understanding the state of national security, both traditional and non-traditional, is vital for formulating and implementing national policies in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) has initiated its annual report on national security. The present volume is the third in the series that covers the developments and events in the year 2009. Two earlier volumes in the series dealt with both traditional and non-traditional nature.

Evolving Security Discourse in Sri Lanka: From National Security to Human Security

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
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English
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400
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1793 0
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Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
171
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Sri Lanka at independence in 1948 was an oasis of stability, peace and security. It was a shining example of parliamentary democracy in the Third World. During the 1980s, however, violent ethnic conflict, emergency rule, the manipulation of the electoral process and the erosion of the welfare safety-net transformed Sri Lanka into a highly volatile locus of ethno-political conflict with severe human security deficit. The book explores the symbiotic relationship between traditional and human security in Sri Lanka in academic as well as in practical terms.

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