|Selections from the Journal of Bangladesh Studies
Political Culture in Bangladesh: Perspectives and Analyses
edited by Syed Saad Andaleeb
ISBN 984 05 1782 1 2007 406pp 215x136mm HB Tk.650.00 US$30.00
Political Culture in Bangladesh: Perspectives and Analyses presents the thoughts of prominent thinkers about political issues pertaining to Bangladesh about which there is need for serious contemplation and action. It contains ideas about the country’s political culture, challenges of democratization, approaches to institution building, issues of leadership and legitimacy, and the continuing saga of conflict between the two main political rivals and possible solutions. Additional chapters address the political economy of formulating national budgets, sustainable development, effects of politics on domestic savings, external political relations, and how to deal with a minority community — the Biharis — left since 1971 to the whims and indifference of national and international bodies to be integrated into Bangladesh society or be repatriated.
The Journal of Bangladesh Studies (JBS), from which the thirteen articles were selected, is the premiere journal on Bangladesh that addresses policy issues by encouraging articles from a wide span of social science disciplines and interdisciplinary areas.
JBS receives articles from and reaches out to scholars, researchers, and students of Bangladesh in four continents.
The Journal of Bangladesh Studies is one of the substantive projects of Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI: www.bdiusa.org), a US-based think-tank of scholars and professionals devoted to the generation and dissemination of knowledge on development issues pertinent to Bangladesh.
Syed Saad Andaleeb has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Currently he is Professor and Programme Chair of Marketing at the Sam & Irene Black School of Business, Penn State Erie, USA. He is also the editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies.
He has published extensively in refereed journals and presented numerous papers at professional meetings and has been awarded several grants, including the prestigious Senior Fulbright Fellowship.
As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Dr. Andaleeb has been working with BRAC University’s Institute of Education and Development to upgrade its research capacity. His present preoccupations involve capacity development in research methods and service research involving Bangladesh’s health and higher education systems.