Mohammad  Salehin Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Mohammad Salehin

Visiting Researcher
Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen

Mohammad Salehin is a sociologist at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sydney (Australia), and an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Transformation from University of Tromsø (Norway). He has taught Sociology at the University of Sydney and Bangladesh Agricultural University. He has published widely on gender, Muslim women, (faith-based) development, governance, Islam, democracy and NGOs.


    PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014
    MPhil, University of Tromsø, Norway, 2006

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Governance and Governmentality, Gender and Development, Muslim Women and Gender Issues in Islam, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migration, South Asia, Faith-based Development, Moral Economy, Humanitarian Aid, Climate Change, Gender and SDGs



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 Sociology of Islam, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, pages 88 – 114

Democracy and Islam: A Tale of Democratic Struggle in a Muslim Majority State

Published: Nov 22, 2013 by Sociology of Islam, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, pages 88 – 114
Authors: Mohammad Salehin
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Middle East Studies, Asian Studies

This paper considers Bangladesh as a “successful” Muslim democracy. Civil-military-bureaucratic structure leading to a symbiotic nexus between politicians, bureaucrats and military oligarchs, fragmentation, familialization and clienteistic party politics leading to neo-patrimonilism, lack of social capital and trust, and unequal distribution of economic and political resources are hindering democratic consolidation.