ISBN: 978 984 506 276 3

Cover Type: HB

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Development Re-examined: The Construction and Consequences of Neoliberal Bangladesh

By Anu Muhammad (Author)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2020 No. of Pages: 272 Weight (kg): 1

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This book is an attempt to examine the dynamics of neo-liberal development model in Bangladesh with special focus on global institutions, energy, industrial growth and workers’ rights, on GDP growth and environment. The book is divided into six parts. First part investigates organic links between global institutions (GIs) representing global monopoly capitalism and the peripheral state, the process of constructing this development path. Second part focuses on natural resources, energy and power. An alternative model for power generation is also discussed. Third part deals with the global chain of Bangladesh garments industry, its remarkable growth along with conditions of workers. Fourth part examines model of neoliberalism in Bangladesh along with role of microfinance and NGOs. Fifth part further clarifies different aspects related to global capitalism, development, NGO and South Asia. Finally, an alternative approach to development is outlined to visualize a feasible and humane future in the concluding part. 

Contents

Part 1: Construction of Development Path: Role of Global Institutions (GIs) and the State 

Part 2: Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
State, Natural Resources and Energy Security: ‘Resource Curse’ Model and the way out
The Sundarbans, Rampal Coal-Fired Power Plant and People’s Movement
Alternative Proposed Master Plan for Power Generation 
 
Part 3: Production and Labour Rights 
Growth and Deprivation - Readymade Garments (RMG) in Bangladesh 
Worker's life and Walmart's Pocket Garments Global Chain: From Savar to New York 
 
Part 4: Growth, NGO Model and Poverty Reduction
Grameen and Microcredit: A Tale of Corporate Success
Bangladesh—a Model of Neoliberalism—the Case of Microfinance and NGOs 
 
Part 5: Conversation on Issues of Development: Myth and Reality
Natural Resources and People’s Movement for Reclaiming Ownership
The Sundarbans and The Rampal Plant: Responses to the Government’s Argument
Global Capitalism and South Asia
 
Part 6: Beyond the Present Paradigm 
 
 
 
 

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Development Studies

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