Academic and Reference Books

National Security Bangladesh 2009

$30.00
$30.00
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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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660
ISBN: 
978 984 506 026 4
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
266
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Understanding the state of national security, both traditional and non-traditional, is vital for formulating and implementing national policies in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) has initiated its annual report on national security. The present volume is the third in the series that covers the developments and events in the year 2009. Two earlier volumes in the series dealt with both traditional and non-traditional nature.

Evolving Security Discourse in Sri Lanka: From National Security to Human Security

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1793 0
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
171
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Sri Lanka at independence in 1948 was an oasis of stability, peace and security. It was a shining example of parliamentary democracy in the Third World. During the 1980s, however, violent ethnic conflict, emergency rule, the manipulation of the electoral process and the erosion of the welfare safety-net transformed Sri Lanka into a highly volatile locus of ethno-political conflict with severe human security deficit. The book explores the symbiotic relationship between traditional and human security in Sri Lanka in academic as well as in practical terms.

Trends in Militancy in Bangladesh: Possible Responses

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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480
ISBN: 
978 984 881 517 5
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
148
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Bangladesh has witnessed rising Islamic radicalization, extremism and militancy in various manifestations for more than 10 years. In the aftermath of 9/11, religious militancy has intensified in South Asia. The dramatic rise in terrorist activities in recent years has taken on the form of bomb explosions and suicide bombings generating fear, undermining political stability and hurting business confidence.

Nepali State, Society and Human Security: An Infinite Discourse

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Language: 
English
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540
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1794 7
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
365
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This study narrates the context and complexity of the state-society relations in Nepal and puts the socio-economic and political situation of Nepal into perspective against the background of the emerging discourses on non-traditional security. Nepali state, which is traditionally seized by the misgovernance of its political leaderships, has never been sensitive towards the dignity of its citizenry.

Local Government in Bangladesh (Revised Third Edition)

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Academic and Reference Books
Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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695
ISBN: 
984 702 200 016 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1984
Number of Pages: 
599
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HB
Reprint: 
2008
Edition: 
Third edition
Revised Edition: 
2014
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This is undoubtedly the most authoritative book on local government in Bangladesh. Its comprehensive approach, analytical rigour, quality and currency of information have contributed to making it a recommended textbook in several universities both at home and abroad.

Agricultural Development Possibilities in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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Author
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550
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1357 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
362
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This book includes selected papers on crop suitability and agricultural development based on the author's extensive experience with soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh. Written between 1974 and 1989, the papers range from popular journal articles to formal reports to Government. The successive chapters, updated by footnotes, provide a realistic appraisal of the opportunities for increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh's diverse environments.

Democracy's Roller Coaster Ride in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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360
ISBN: 
984 70220 0026 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
125
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The first decade of the 21st century has been a lost decade for Bangladesh both politically and economically. On one hand, this period provided a scope for political commentators to write about many issues in respect of development of democratic practices and of governance, yet on the other hand, this was a period of nightmare for the politicians and for the people in general. This volume is a collection of selected articles contributed by the author to Bangladesh's most popular English daily, The Daily Star.

Democracy in Crisis

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 506 007 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
254
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HB
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2010
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2010
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The liberal democratic values and the constitutional system have suffered serial reversals in Bangladesh, accompanied by a trend towards authoritarian and unaccountable government. The failure of the political system and politicians is blamed conventionally. That alone cannot explain the reversals sufficiently; the deep conflict of secular nationalism and liberal democracy with communal and authoritarian political culture explain the political and constitutional regresses.

The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh: Bengal Muslim League and Muslim Politics: 1906-1947

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
English
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750
ISBN: 
978 984 506 109 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2003
Number of Pages: 
382
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This study covers, what Leonard A. Gordon calls, the neglected history of Bengali Muslims before 1947. It provides a detailed account of the Bengal Muslim League during the period from 1906 to1947. It covers its various aspects, such as, problems of organisation, policies and mobilisation , nature of leadership, inner party conflict, bases of support and relations with the parent all-India body. A special attempt has been made to show how the formerly popular Krishak Praja Party disappeared from the political scene of Bengal, ironically, during the Chief Ministership of its architect, A.K.

Inside Bengal Politics: 1936-1947: Unpublished Correspondence of Partition Leaders

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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
History
Language: 
English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1668 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2003
Number of Pages: 
174
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The decade preceding the 1947 Indian partition was an eventful period, with profound impact on the subsequent political developments of the states thus created. Though works dealing with this period abound, most of these have an all-India focus. There is a dearth of research-based books and other works covering the Bengal situation. Bengal, then a Muslim-majority province in eastern India, was the bastion of the Muslim League/Pakistan movement.

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