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Women and Militancy: South Asian Complexities

$25.00
$25.00
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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Gender Studies
Language: 
English
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500
ISBN: 
978 984 506 028 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
151
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HB
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This book is an attempt to bring the complexities and multiplicities of violence inflicted against women and the different dimensions of militarisation. Several issues however inform and shape the South Asian complexities with respect to women and militancy, and the book attempts to address them both theoretically and empirically. Firstly, the book looks at the challenges and contradiction. South Asia has outstanding women leaders at the state level, but violence against women and that too of varied nature is on the rise.

The Politics of Nationalism - The Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Bangladesh

$23.00
$23.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
Law and Human Rights
Language: 
English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1400 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
272
Cover Type: 
HB
Reprint: 
2002
Edition: 
2nd
Revised Edition: 
2002
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The Politics of Nationalism examines the process of nationality construction within the Hill people of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. The book places the issue in an historical context and begins with the first encounter of the Hill people with the British in 1760; it traces their loss of independence and consequent marginalisation within the colonial state. The book then argues that nation-state is tuned to the needs and aspirations of the dominant community; and the Hill people being the subordinate group continued to be marginalised within the State of Pakistan and then Bangladesh.

Development through Decentralization in Bangladesh - Evidence and Perspectives

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Category Type: 
Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1271 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1984
Number of Pages: 
108
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HB
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The book is based on the findings of a survey conducted in 1990 of four erstwhile upazilas in the districts of Patuakhali and Barguna in Bangladesh. The original study was commissioned by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) culminating in a research report. Although the decentralized system of local government in the form of upazila parishads no longer exists in the country, the contents of the book should be relevant to policy reforms for the local government.

State Against the Nation

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Academic and Reference Books
Administration and public policy
History
Language: 
English
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560
ISBN: 
984 70220 0039 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
257
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HB
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This book looks at the career of the Muslim League in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) from 15 August 1947, the day it assumed political power from the Raj, to the election of 8 March 1954, when it was massively defeated by a newly-formed United Front. Exploring the decline of the popularity of the League is one Objective of the book. In the process, it also seeks to explain the nature of politics in East Pakistan. In particular, the emergence of a state bureaucracy with paternalistic and undemocratic tendencies is documented and analysed.

Bangladesh Civil Service A Political-Administrative Perspective

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Category Type: 
Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
Language: 
English
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Author
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670
ISBN: 
978 984 506 043 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
348
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HB
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Politicisation of civil service has been much discussed in the media. Little research as to its implications on economic, social and political order exists. The author’s analysis of this burning issue is truly revealing. Drawing on examples from the United Kingdom, the author acknowledges that civil servants have to act under political direction. However, politicisation of civil service in Bangladesh has been carried to absurd lengths. The point he makes is that this type Of politicisation is anathema to constitutional governance.

Civil Service Management in Bangladesh An Agenda for Policy Refrom

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$28.00
Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
Administration and public policy
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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Author: 
Author's Role: 
Author
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560
ISBN: 
984 05 1784 8
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
231
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HB
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The study is a pioneering attempt on civil service management in Bangladesh. The study is a unique blend of practitioner's knowledge and academic insight of the operation of the administrative machinery of Bangladesh. As many as ten key aspects of management have been identified, analysed and evaluated in depth with suggested actions for the future. These areas are both conventional and new. The conventional areas include recruitment, training, pay, pension, promotion etc.

Faces of Terrorism in Bangladesh

$15.00
$15.00
Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1768 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
127
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This volume consists of 26 columns published earlier in various leading dailies between the years 2004 and 2006. The need for publication of the columns was felt because of the almost unending debate on religion-based militancy. The major political parties did not fail to have polarised views on the issue based on politics of denial and politics of confrontation. The media and the civil society, on the other hand, contributed to a more informed understanding of the much-debated subject of terrorism.

Human Security Index for South Asia: Exploring Relevant Issues

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Category Type: 
Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Gender Studies
Language: 
English
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UPL Showroom Price: 
320
ISBN: 
978 984 506 017 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
126
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HB
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In positivist social sciences measurement is an important exercise in determining casual and correlational relationship. Efforts at constructing Human Security Index (HIS) picked up momentum following the introduction of Human Development Index (HDI) by the end in 1993. He provides the site for measuring the interface between the downsides of development and various levels and sources of insecurities. The traditional debate between ‘freedom from want’ and ‘freedom from fear’ is also reflected here.

Bangladesh in the Mirror: An Outsider Perspective on a Struggling Democracy

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Category Type: 
Administration and public policy
Politics and Political Science
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
Authors Information
Author's Role: 
Author
UPL Showroom Price: 
550
ISBN: 
984 05 1771 6
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
383
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HB
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The challenge of establishing a functional democracy essential for national development has eluded many less developed countries. Bangladesh has been struggling to meet the challenge since its inception. Bangladesh in the Mirror compares the hopes of Bangladesh at independence in 1971 with the reality that exists today. While this book acknowledges the country's accomplishments, it also shows that the aspirations and potential of the Bangladeshi people have been thwarted by a fragile political and administrative system.

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