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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh

Edited by: Ali Riaz , Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415734615
eBook ISBN: 9781315651019
Adobe ISBN: 9781317308775

10.4324/9781315651019
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Book description

In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of broad economic and social indicators. This Handbook presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource on the politics, society and economy of Bangladesh today. Divided into six thematic sections, the Handbook focuses on relevant issues and trends on:

  • History and the making of contemporary Bangladesh
  • Politics and institutions
  • Economy and development
  • Energy and environment
  • State, society and rights
  • Security and external relations

Written by a team of international experts in the field, the chapters provide an accessible and up-to-date insight into contemporary Bangladesh. The Handbook will be of interest to students and academics of South Asian studies, as well as policymakers, journalists and others who wish to learn more about this increasingly important country.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Bangladeshi politics since independence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Nationalism and the ‘politics of national identity’ Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Secularism and anti-secularism  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The genocide of 1971 and the politics of justice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Political parties, elections, and the party system Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The parliament Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Public administration and bureaucracy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Civil–military relations Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Non-governmental organizations and civil society Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Development policies since independence Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Agriculture and food security Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Industrialization Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Labor Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Foreign trade Download PDF
Chapter  16:  International labor migration and remittance Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Urbanization Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Poverty, inequality and entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Microfinance Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Power and energy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Climate change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Water Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Human rights and the law Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The state of gender Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The CHT and the peace process Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Religious minorities Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Print and electronic media Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The education system Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Public health Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Bangladesh and its neighbors Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Bangladesh and the great powers Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Borders, boundaries and statelessness Download PDF
Chapter  34:  UN peacekeeping mission Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Terrorism and counter-terrorism in Bangladesh Download PDF
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