Editors: Ipshita Basu, Joe Devine, Geoff Wood
“Politics and Governance in Bangladesh” explores the central issue of Bangladeshi politics: The weakness of governance.
The coexistence of a poor governance track record and a relatively strong socioeconomic performance make Bangladesh an intriguing case which throws up exciting and relevant conceptual and policy challenges.
Structured in four sections — Political settlement, elites and deep structures; democracy, citizenship and values; civil society, local context and political change; informality and accountability — the book identifies and engages with these challenges.
Chapters by experts in the field share a number of conceptual and epistemological principles and offer a combination of theoretical and empirical insights, and cover a good range of contemporary issues and debate, according to a review on goodreads.com.
Employing a structurally determinist perspective, this book explains politics and society in Bangladesh from a novel perspective.