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Hydropolitics: Conflicts Over Water as a Development Constraint

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Politics and Political Science
South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 13044
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
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230
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Some two dozen countries are already classified as water-scarce, and this-as areas as diverse as Israel, southern California and even the Netherlands know - is not a problem confined to the South. Already, as this book shows, fresh-water shortages are becoming a major cause of conflict both domestically and between states. In the future, the growing world population, further spread of irrigated agriculture and industrialization will all make increasing demands on scarce water resources. Conflict resolution capabilities in many parts of the world will be sorely stretched.

Nation Building Problems in Bangladesh: A Socio-Economic-Political Perspective

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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550
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984 70220 0014 1
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Dhaka
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2009
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284
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At birth Bangladesh was a homogenous nation state with a promise to make every house a happy home. But soon after its birth, schismatic tendencies developed because of the ill motive and machinations of certain political forces. The lack of a clear perception of the civil society and of the politicians about Bengali nationalism and nation state of Bangladesh, resulted in some ambiguity about their identity. Additionally, the military rulers during their term of office impaired the constitution and dichotomised the nation in order to create their own power base.

Dynasties of India and beyond: Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
South Asian Studies
History
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984 05 1689 2
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Dhaka
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2003
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Although the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty alone has hogged the worlds ---‘attention so far — because of its uniquely dazzling dominance and durability — it is not the only one within India, leave alone the neighbouring countries of South Asia and beyond. Indeed, the number of clans striding the political stage in the region is rather large. The Senanayakes and the Bandarnaikes were entrenched in SriLanka well before Indira Gandhi first became India’s prime minister in 1966.

The Ishtiaq Papers

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Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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984 05 1798 8
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Dhaka
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2008
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152
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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh wrote into the Constitution the concept of the Non-Party Caretaker Government to ensure a smooth transition of power from one elected government to another. The two papers in the book authored by late Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed offer an insider's view of both the period leading to the 13th Amendment and the period of office held thereafter by the Caretaker Government of 1996.

Paradoxes of the Nationalist Time: Political Essays on Bangladesh

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Essays
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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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984 05 1634 5
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Dhaka
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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.

Political Culture, Political Parties and the Democratic Transition in Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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984 70220 0008 0
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
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290
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Democracy in Bangladesh is of global interest as its success would provide a model for democratic transition in Muslim-majority countries. In 1991 Bangladesh embarked upon a new democratic journey but this journey has been fraught with various crises. The book argues that the nature of the Bangladeshi political parties was primarily responsible for this situation. The major political parties have merged, fragmented and proliferated at will all because of the political or factional interests of individual leaders.

Notes from a Prison: Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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978 984 8815 02 1
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Dhaka
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2009
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402
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Bangladesh is an account of a courageous man who has boldly faced every adversary which aimed to destroy him or his will to fight back. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was first jailed in 2002 for seven months, was made to starve and tortured by his political opponents. Subsequently, Dr. Alamgir was again picked up in the middle of the night by the military backed government’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on February 2, 2007, without any warrant or charges drawn up against him. He was jailed by the government and was at times put in solitary confinement.

Democracy and the Challenge of Development - A Study of Politics and Military Interventions in Bangladesh

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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984 05 1282 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
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394
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There are as many similarities as there are differences between the two military regimes which governed Bangladesh for nearly fifteen out of the first twenty years of its existence. Bangladesh would find it difficult to recover from the effects of the long periods of martial rule or of rule with an unrepresentative government which virtually destroyed the growth of democratic institutions.

In Quest of Fairness

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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978 984 8815 20 5
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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245
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This book assesses the extent to which fairness prevails in various aspects of Bangladesh’s politics, judiciary and society at large. It starts by examining fairness as a concept and social norm before moving onto a detailed assessment of the electoral process in Bangladesh. Several chapters are devoted to the coasts and benefits of the caretaker government system. One chapter focuses on the implications of the ‘clean candidates’ campaign launched by civil society during the last election. Another set of articles revolves around multiple dimensions of governance.

The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath

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Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Sociology
Bangladesh Liberation War
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English
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ISBN: 
978 984 8815 00 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1980
Number of Pages: 
262
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Reprint: 
2003
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The short but stormy life of Bangladesh presents questions which have a far wider relevance. Was its secessionist birth the outcome of ever-latent nationalism or failure of political management or just Indian armed force? How could its charismatic founder leader fall by assassination in the fourth year of his reign? What made democratic urges culminate in military rule?

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