In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of broad economic and social indicators. This Handbook presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource on the politics, society and economy of Bangladesh today. Divided into six thematic sections, the Handbook focuses on relevant issues and trends on:
History and the making of contemporary Bangladesh
Politics and institutions
Economy and development
Energy and environment
State, society and rights
Security and external relations
Written by a team of international experts in the field, the chapters provide an accessible and up-to-date insight into contemporary Bangladesh. The Handbook will be of interest to students and academics of South Asian studies, as well as policymakers, journalists and others who wish to learn more about this increasingly important country.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 30 mm
"The book is a proud recounting of achievements, as well as an attempt to present the difficulties, with all their complexities, that the country has faced. This has been done with great attention to brevity and clarity. This book will be a standard reference work on Bangladesh for years to come, and a necessary addition to any collection on the region in general and on Bangladesh. Bangladesh as a 'test case for development' offers useful insights for other 'less developed' countries and their donors."
Wolfgang-Peter Zingel, International Quarterly for Asian Studies