Development Studies

The Post-Development Reader

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Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1389 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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1997
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The fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations has only recently witnessed the fact that development is still considered by the ruling governments and elites of the world as the only answer to the problems confronting the people of the Third World. By contrast, authoritative and convincing voices are heard with greater force, particularly from the grassroots, which argue that fifty years of development have only led to a new type of colonisation, even more corrosive than the old. Above all, it has exposed its target populations to a new socio-cultural variety of AIDS.

Groundwater Resources and Development in Bangladesh Background to The Arsenic Crisis, Agriculture Potential and the Environment

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Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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978 984 05 1643 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2003
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466
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Groundwater has been the main source of water for drinking and irrigation. It is also the source of arsenic poisoning that affects millions of people in Bangladesh. Despite its importance, very little information is available in the public domain on this enigmatic resource. On the other hand, vast amounts of information exist in unpublished project reports and the like. For the first time, this book brings together the key elements of this work as well as presenting an up to date perspective on the problems and prospects for the future use of groundwater in Bangladesh.

Some Trouble with Cows - Making Sense of Social Conflict

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Sociology
Anthropology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
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984 05 1332 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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A Constructed from first-person accounts by Hindus and Muslims, the story told here by sociologist Beth Roy vividly describes and analyzes a large-scale riot that profoundly altered life in a Bangladeshi village during the 1950s.

Rural Bangladesh: Competition for Scarce Resources

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Anthropology
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English
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984 05 1093 2
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1986
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This study is based upon the author's extensive field work among the peasants in the rural areas of Bangladesh. It deals with the problems facing the rural population due to scarcity of land and work opportunities. Different chapters take up the various ways in which ownership of land changes, and how those without land have to compete on the job market and for obtaining land on a sharecropping basis. The book describes and analyzes the various economic strategies rich and poor peasants pursue, and the complex nature of the relationship which exists between them.

Jagatpur 1977-97 - Poverty and Social Change in Rural Bangladesh

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Anthropology
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English
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984 05 1514 4
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Dhaka
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2000
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This is a longitudinal study seeking to explain poverty in rural Bangladesh during the two decades between 1977 and 1997. More explicitly, the objective has been to delineate the processes within rural society which caused, aggravated, maintained and reduced poverty in a typical Bangladesh village during the above period. On both occasions, long drawn and painstaking fieldwork was undertaken within a holistic framework of analysis.

Bangladesh in the 1990s: Selected Studies

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Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1419 9
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Dhaka
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1997
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The social science and humanities have largely neglected Bangladesh. Researchers in Bangladesh are handicapped by poor government funding and a lack of incentives for doing sustained serious research. External finding has come from development circles which need appraisal and evaluation studies of many kinds.

Elite Perceptions of Poverty in Bangladesh

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Development Studies
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984 05 1735 X
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Dhaka
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2005
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While 21st century Bangladesh is not the famine-stricken basket-case of the 1970s, it remains plagued by mass, severe poverty. Thanks to improved social services and modest gain from economic growth, a declining proportion of Bangladeshis live in poverty. But growth has been far kinder to the rich, and with inequality on the rise and vast numbers still struggling for survival, this book asks the following: is the grinding everyday poverty experienced by millions of Bangladeshis an urgent priority for the politicians, businessmen, bureaucrats and others who make up the Bangladeshi elite?

Bangladesh: Promise and Performance

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Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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978 984 506 228 2
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Dhaka
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2000
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387
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The movement for Bangladesh was carried forward in the name of creating Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). Implicit in the idea of Sonar Bangla was the vision of the society economically prosperous, free of exploitation, democratically governed. tolerant of pluralism and respectful of people’s rights. Several of Bangladesh’s leading social scientists, as well as American and European scholars come together in this volume to provide a carefully balanced and comprehensive assessment of the country’s first three decades of independent existence since 1971.

Attacking Poverty with Microcredit

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Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1692 2
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Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
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Dhaka
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2004
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Microcredit has been accepted as an effective tool for poverty alleviation and as an approach to development. Access to credit has been recognized as a human right. In this context, the book reviews the performance of microcredit programmes; identifies and analyses the issues facing the microcredit sector; and suggests policies and programmes to deal with the issues to further strengthen the role of microcredit for poverty alleviation.

Socio-Economic and Indebtedness-Related Impact of Micro-Credit in Bangladesh

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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180
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984 05 1778 3
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Dhaka
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2007
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Some of the micro-borrowers in Bangladesh have benefited in certain respects. A lot of them are struggling under the stringent terms of credit including high cost of borrowing and a weekly repayment schedule starting a week after a credit is taken. Many have gone further into indebtedness and face a bleak future. The micro-borrowers face the threat of expulsion and confiscation of their assets when they fail to pay up weekly installments; and some have in fact had their meagre assets confiscated when they failed to pay up. This threat is in effect collateral.

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