Development Studies

Living with Floods: An Exercise in Alternatives

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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260
ISBN: 
984 05 1484 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
168
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Living with Floods sets out to explore the 1998 deluge in Bangladesh, one that has been described as the worst flood in this century. It seeks to explain the deluge by way of reflecting on the experiential aspect of the affected millions, including that of the writers. There are altogether twenty-five articles, divided broadly into three sections, namely survival strategies, sustenance and work opportunities, and civic response.

Livelihood Diversification and Landlessness in Rural Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
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English
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600
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984 05 1783 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
326
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This book explores how the landless poor, excluded from land-based agricultural development, can open up an opportunity to get out of poverty in the rural economy. The book identifies a gap between the growth and poverty-reduction dimensions of non-land-based rural development. The former is directed towards the non-poor; the latter is open to the landless poor. The poverty-reduction dimension is effective in reducing poverty but is not sufficient to help the landless escape from poverty.

Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption versus Population: Which is the Climate Bomb?

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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330
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978 984 05 1426 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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123
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Global Climate Change is emerging as one of the most important environmental threats facing mankind. There is an increasing consensus amongst scientists worldwide that the threat is real. The Climate Convention and the more recent Kyoto Protocol demonstrate seriousness of the global community towards addressing the causes and consequences of global climate change. This report is a pioneering contribution and brings together expertise from both developed and developing countries to place population control in its correct context in relation to climate change response strategy.

Agroecological Aspects of Agricultural Research in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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750
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984 05 1506 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
376
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Based on the author's more than twenty years experience of soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh, this fourth volume of his collected work brings together selected papers, updated by footnotes, describing the relationships between environmental factors and Bangladesh's unique agricultural systems. The book is aimed particularly at university and college teachers through whom the author hopes to pass on his accumulated experience to the next generation of agricultural research scientists.

Agricultural Disaster Management in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
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English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1448 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
424
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This book includes selected papers on agricultural disaster management based on the author's thirty-five years experience in agricultural development in Bangladesh. This was a field in which the author did pioneering work: first by analysing the impacts of natural disasters on agricultural production and indicating practical rehabilitation measures for different kinds of land and soils month by month throughout the year; then by codifying institutional procedures for reporting and assessing crop damage and for organizing appropriate relief and rehabilitation measures.

Migration and Development: Pro-Poor Policy Choices

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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540
ISBN: 
984 05 1752 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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487
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Based on internal and international migration experiences of five countries of Asia - China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam - this book dispels the notion that migration indicates failure of development. On the contrary, it views migration as an integral part of the global development. The book makes a comprehensive analysis of labour recruitment processes for internal and international markets, work conditions, entitlements and available protection mechanisms, extent of involvement of civil society institutions and policy environments in the countries concerned.

Destination Dhaka- Urban Migration: Expectations and Reality

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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380
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984 05 1480 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
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194
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Migration from rural regions to urban centers, especially the capital city of Dhaka, continues unabated. Popular hypotheses put forth to elucidate migration are inadequate. Migrants tend to be uneducated, ignorant, landless and unemployed in the countryside. They tend to be unskilled and ill quipped for the city. Yet they migrate with expectations of a better life in the metropolis. The urban benefits, fail to tough the majority of the poor migrants. Many of the migrants live in very poor housing with some living without a shelter.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Life and Nature at Risk

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
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English
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500
ISBN: 
984 494 011 7
Publisher: 
Society for Environment and Human Development (SHED)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
121
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The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in the southeast of Bangladesh is unique and attractive to outsiders. It forms a bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. From the plains one is amazed to see the picturesque mountain landscapes. The hill indigenous people who are divided into 12 groups exhibit distinct and different cultures. These amazing, amusing, honest and always smiling people seem to be part of Nature. But this mountainous region and its original inhabitants have undergone enormous assault and sufferings due to ill-conceived development initiatives and human greed.

Social Protection and Livelihoods - Marginalised Migrant Workers of India and Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
ISBN: 
984 70220 0032 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
236
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In recent years the term social protection has gained currency in developmental discourse: encompassing the range of protective transfers, services and formal and informal safeguards that are available to protect people in need or at risk of being in need. Whilst migration offers a safety net for poorer people in search of alternative or supplementary livelihoods, it also deprives many, of access to formal and informal sources of support. Social protection concerns emerge at all stages of migration: before departure, in transit, at destination and upon return.

Forlorn Migrants: An International Legal Regime for Undocumented Migrant Workers

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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540
ISBN: 
984 05 1526 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
267
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This book proposes an international legal regime on undocumented labor migration aimed at ensuring equitable, humane and lawful conditions of migration as well as protecting the rights of undocumented migrant workers. In this regard the book analyses the 1990 UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

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