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Democratic Governance in Bangladesh
Dilemmas of Governing

ISBN 9781032333533
Published December 7, 2022 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the role of government in the governing process of Bangladesh. It primarily focuses on the dilemmas and constraints faced by the successive democratic governments elected since the early 1990s.  

Bangladesh has had a new democratic beginning since the early 1990s and formally remained a democracy for the last the three decades. Despite impressive performance in the economic and social fields, the country has lagged far behind most of the new democracies in the political realm. This book identifies how representative institutions of governance have gradually declined under democratic governments in Bangladesh, and how disagreements on the ‘basic rules of the game’ have made the task of governing extremely difficult and democratic consolidation problematic. 

This book is a significant and comprehensive analysis that identifies and explains the implications of the crises in governance for democratic consolidation in Bangladesh. It will be of interest to academics studying Area Studies, in particular South Asian Studies, and the increasingly researched areas of governance, public policy, and administration.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The executive government; Chapter 3 Parliament-government relations; Chapter 4 Parliament-judiciary relations; Chapter 5 Executive-judiciary relations; Chapter 6 Political executives and bureaucracy: Roles and relations; Chapter 7 Governing the locality: The politics of central-local relations; Chapter 8 Dilemmas of governing; Chapter 9 Conclusion

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Nizam Ahmed is a former Professor of Public Administration at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is the author of Parliaments in South Asia India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (Routledge, 2020). Recent publications also include Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh (ed., Routledge 2016) and The Parliament of Bangladesh (Routledge Revivals, 2017).