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.
Anu Muhammad, Professor of Economics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Research interests include: globalization, state, social justice and transformation, gender, NGO and energy. Professor Muhammad had been visiting scholar in Columbia University, USA (1993) and Manitoba University, Canada (2001); taught a semester in Winnipeg University, Canada (2001), also visited Germany, Norway, Venezuela, Cuba, India, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines to attend seminars and conferences. He is the editor of Sarbojonkotha (public voices), a Bangla journal on socio-economic issues, published quarterly since November 2014.
His published books include: Development or Destruction, Essays on Global Hegemony, Corporate Grabbing and Bangladesh; Bangladeshe Unnayan Shankat ebong NGO Model (Crisis of development and the NGO model in Bangladesh); Bangladesher Kotipoti, Madhyabitto O Sramik (Multimillionaires, middle