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Bangladesh Election 2008 and Beyond: Reforming Institutions and Political Culture for a Sustainable Democracy

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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280
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1802 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
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114
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Reforming political and governance institutions is not a common issue during election time. The last time this issue dominated an election campaign in a first world country was in the early eighties with Margaret Thatcher in Great Britain and Ronald Reagan in the United States. Thirty-six years after its birth, a Bangladesh caretaker government is facing the same issue. They are addressing it directly by instituting some useful reforms.

Growth and Poverty: The Development Experience of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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650
ISBN: 
984 051 755 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
315
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2008
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The book is the outcome of a seminar that looked at the nature of challenges and the policy options facing Bangladesh in achieving accelerated, sustained and equitable economic growth. Since the early 1990s, Bangladesh has notably improved its economic growth performance following the introduction of market-oriented liberalising economic reforms. The positive impact of economic growth on poverty was, however, compromised to some extent by a worsening of income distribution.

Towards Good Governance in Bangladesh - Fifty Unpleasant Essays

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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350
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978 984 506 114 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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178
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The problems of governance have occupied the centre stage of national debate in Bangladesh since independence. But at this particular point in time, their appropriate resolution has assumed unprecedented importance and urgency in our national life. With only five years to go before we enter the 21st century, our nation has reached a stage from where we may either move forward to a bright future or relapse into darkness. It is in this context that governance issues in Bangladesh have to be analysed for finding adequate solutions and means of implementation.

Mapping Women's Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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650
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978 984 8815 10 6
Publisher: 
BRAC Development Institute
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
301
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Tradition and modernity are perhaps the two poles against which women of South Asia are pitted. The main elements of tradition seem to be comprised of religion. Religion occupies a somewhat difficult position in the largely secular terrain that speak of the empowerment of women. This fascinating volume explores the role that religion, culture and society play in the social and political positioning of women.

Paradoxes of the Nationalist Time: Political Essays on Bangladesh

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Essays
Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1634 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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188
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These essays show that contrary to the widespread belief, nationalism is not all about the celebration of territory as a marker of identity and power; it is also about time in a fundamental way. The anxiety over time is as fundamental as the one over space. Indeed space appears as one in the distribution of the elements that go into making the time of nationalism. The author contends that, each time the nationalist destiny of Muslim Bengal took a clearly discernible turn, it seemed to the actors as final and irrevocable?the actors of 1937, 1947, 1954, 1957, or 1971.

Middle Class and the Social Revolution in Bengal: An Incomplete Agenda

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1624 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
172
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, the need for a social revolution has been felt and talked about by the middle class in Bengal. But, ironically, it was the middle class itself that has hindered the revolution. The state has changed in size and name but not in character, indicating that relationships within society have remained basically as they were before. This book examines the double role of the Bengali middle class. Middle class's participation in politics and achievements in the fields of education, literature and culture have been remarkable.

Assassination of Ziaur Rahman and the Aftermath

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
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984 70220 0040 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
93
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The book is a chronology of events surrounding the assassination of late President Ziaur Rahman and the aftermath, as well as a brief commentary on Zias rise to power. The author, who was Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong at the time of Zia's assassination, narrates these events from his perspective. It is a riveting account of the last hours of the most powerful man of Bangladesh that time, and the series of events leading to the capture and assassination of another freedom fighter, late Maj. Gen. Manzoor Hussain.

Collected Works: Regional Cooperation for Development in South Asia (Volume I)

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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300
ISBN: 
978 984 506 001 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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178
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Volume I contains the Swadesh Bose’s pioneering contribution to regional economic cooperation submitted as a PhD dissertation to the University of Cambridge. In this volume he lays out a rigorous analysis of the prospects and hopes for mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation between all the countries of South Asia.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland

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Academic and Reference Books
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
ISBN: 
984 05 1553 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
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.

Agricultural Development Possibilities in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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550
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1357 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
362
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This book includes selected papers on crop suitability and agricultural development based on the author's extensive experience with soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh. Written between 1974 and 1989, the papers range from popular journal articles to formal reports to Government. The successive chapters, updated by footnotes, provide a realistic appraisal of the opportunities for increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh's diverse environments.

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