|Democracy’s Roller Coaster Ride in Bangladesh
ISBN 984 70220 0026 4 2009 136pp 215x136mm HB Tk.360.00 US$25.00
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.
Most of the articles are concerned with political issues and some development related articles are also included. The main aim here is to present selected pieces to enable the readers present and future to use the book as ready reference to political, institutional and economic development of Bangladesh. The volume will serve a readership who have interest in the future of Bangladesh politics and on the events that have taken place during the period between 2000 and 2008.
Moazzem Hossain studied agricultural economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University. He was awarded masters and PhD degrees in agricultural development economics by the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) respectively. He teaches economics at Griffith Business School, Griffith University Brisbane.
He was visiting fellow to the IDS, University of Sussex; Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague; Institute for Economic Development (IED), Boston University; Burkback College, University of London. Dr Hossain was awarded the inaugural Sheikh Mujibur Rahman professorial fellowship (Chair) via a global search by the University of Hull, UK in 2000. Subsequently, the University of Dhaka jointly with the University of Hull produced a volume entitled, “Bangladesh’s Development Agenda and Vision 2020: Rhetoric or Reality?” co-edited Dr. Hossain (The University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2003).
Dr. Hossain has contributions in several scholarly international journals. He is currently working on the long term economic growth prospects in South Asia in the era of climate change and information revolution for the Edward Elgar publishing, UK.