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
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.