324 pages | 12 B/W Illus.
This book explores the relationship between bureaucrats and elected politicians in Bangladesh and discusses how this impacts governance and development in the country from an empirical perspective. It looks at the interplay of politics and bureaucracy in ancient societies, western democracies and in the developing world while highlighting the uniqueness of the Bangladesh experience and its indigenous contexts of local governance. The author presents a historical overview of the nature of political development, shift of regimes in Bangladesh, and the role of various agents and stakeholders.
Through a detailed study, the book provides an analytical and theoretical framework to understanding the linkages between politics and bureaucracy, governance and development in South Asia and Bangladesh, with implications for geopolitics and economic growth.
This book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of political economy, development studies, public administration, comparative politics as well as to policymakers, bureaucrats, government bodies, and especially those concerned with Bangladesh.
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Foreword bySubrata K. Mitra
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Theoretical and Analytical Framework
Chapter 3 Governance in South Asia: The Role of Politics, Bureaucracy and Local Government
Chapter 4 Governance and Development in Bangladesh: The Role of Politics, Bureaucracy and Local Government
Chapter 5 Politicians and Bureaucrats in Local Government: Social Origins and the Relationship Underpinning Variables
Chapter 6 Local Politicians and Bureaucrats: Exploring the Models of Relations
Chapter 7 Politics and Bureaucracy in Local Governance: Who Dominates?
Chapter 8 Conclusion