Numbers and Narratives in Bangladesh s Economic Development

Mahmud, W., S. Ahmed, and S. Mahajan. 2008. Economic Reforms, Growth, and Governance: The Political Economy Aspects of Bangladesh's Development Surprise. In Leadership and Growth, 227. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications.

Author: Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811606587

Category: Business & Economics

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This book focuses on socio-economic developments of Bangladesh by challenging the dominant international narrative of the case being termed as “development surprise”, “development paradox” or “development conundrum,” given the absence of good governance. In doing so, the book examines the political economic dynamics and offers valuable insights into the current state of the Bangladeshi economy in light of stability, transformability and sustainability. Pointing to the ‘high’ rate of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in Bangladesh, there is wide belief that economic growth can be obtained even without functioning institutions, and is more important than an inclusive political system. Advocates go on to argue that authoritarianism may be condoned as long as a steady course of development is perused. However, the inadequacy of comparative analysis in to the state of the economy of Bangladesh vis-à-vis other relevant economies makes such claims myopic and parochial. This book thus investigates the numbers and narratives to ascertain the validity of such assertions and lamentations by looking at the necessary and sufficient conditions of development. The necessary conditions imply an incisive inquiry into the factors of economic growth— land, labour, capital and technology while sufficient conditions warrant a penetrating incisive inquiry into the factors of economic growth— land, labour, capital and technology. As such, the book explores development by drawing variables of politics and economics to find out a causal relationship, and interjects these variables have on themes such as growth, agriculture, manufacturing industry, financial sector, health, education, poverty and inequality.

Handbook of Research on Adapting Remote Learning Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classrooms

Tierney , W. , & Kolluri , S. ... International Conference on Information Technology and Development of Education 2020 , 23-28 . http : //eprints.ugd ... Numbers and Narratives in Bangladesh's Economic Development .

Author: Courtney-Dattola, Ashley

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799884074

Category: Education

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Teaching is a demanding profession as there is constant fluctuation and evolution. A portion of teaching is the ability to be able to adapt to various environments, especially shifting from in-person instruction to online practices. Over the last few years, early childhood and elementary school classrooms have been thrust into hybrid and remote learning environments, and it is vital that educators and institutions adapt to new practices and create various outlets for teachers to be able to more adequately reach their young audience. The Handbook of Research on Adapting Remote Learning Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classrooms is a critical resource to assist teachers as they develop online teaching practices and work to cater to young students so that they can receive the strongest benefits from their education. Through coverage of topics such as hybrid learning and parental involvement, paired with sample lesson plans, course formats, concepts, ideas, and additional components to further the body of research pertaining to remote learning, this book is tremendously beneficial to administrators, researchers, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Bangladeshs Changing Mediascape

Who are the political-economic stakeholders in defining the modes of operation of such a popular film industry, ... To give the argument shape, I develop an historical narrative of Bangladesh cinema that divides this long period (1947 ...

Author: Brian Shoesmith

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783201258

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The book is a collection of essays that provide an in-depth understanding of the changing Bangladesh mediascape. The essays focus on, respectively, specific media (television, radio, film, the press and photography), policy issues and the challenge of the new media to governance in an emerging and developing nation faced with innumerable economic, social and physical problems. The book deliberately avoids the development communication model and argues that market forces rather than planned state interventions will contribute to a more equitable communication environment for Bangladesh.

Dissident Friendships

the U.N.'s Women in Development program in the 1970s. Another impetus has been the nation's economic transformation, linked to the globalized economy and fuelled by the economic liberalization programs of the early 1980s.

Author: Elora Chowdhury

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252098838

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Often perceived as unbridgeable, the boundaries that divide humanity from itself--whether national, gender, racial, political, or imperial--are rearticulated through friendship. Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose edit a collection of essays that express the different ways women forge hospitality in deference to or defiance of the structures meant to keep them apart. Emerging out of postcolonial theory, the works discuss instances when the authors have negotiated friendship's complicated, conflicted, and contradictory terrain; offer fresh perspectives on feminists' invested, reluctant, and selective uses of the nation; reflect on how the arts contribute to conversations about feminism, dissent, resistance, and solidarity; and unpack the details of transnational dissident friendships. Contributors: Lori E. Amy, Azza Basarudin, Himika Bhattacharya, Kabita Chakma, Elora Halim Chowdhury, Laurie R. Cohen, Esha Niyogi De, Eglantina Gjermeni, Glen Hill, Alka Kurian, Meredith Madden, Angie Mejia, Chandra T. Mohanty, A. Wendy Nastasi, Nicole Nguyen, Liz Philipose, Anya Stanger, Shreerekha Subramanian, and Yuanfang Dai.

Masks of Authoritarianism

Field Narratives from Mega Projects Sites in Bangladesh Maha Mirza Mega projects are popularly related to the ideology of economic development.1 It is expected that large infrastructural undertakings would transform the country's ...

Author: Arild Engelsen Ruud

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811643148

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Population Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh

Demographic, Health and Developmental Issues Aparajita Chattopadhyay, Saswata Ghosh ... Understanding religion and the economics of fertility in India. ... Deconstructing and reconstructing 'Muslim Women' through women's narratives.

Author: Aparajita Chattopadhyay

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811530459

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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This book highlights historical and current perspectives on population issues in the Bengali-speaking states of India (i.e., West Bengal, Tripura, Assam) and Bangladesh and explores three core population dynamics: fertility, mortality–morbidity and development. Furthermore, it presents a selection of revealing cases from area-specific micro-studies, mainly conducted in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The book covers various demographic and health issues in these two regions, which are similar in terms of several sociocultural aspects, yet dissimilar in terms of their policies and programs. Adopting an integrated approach that combines various disciplines and perspectives, it explores highly topical issues such as social inequality, religious difference and mental health. The book is intended for a broad readership interested in population studies, sociology and development, including academics, researchers, planners and policymakers.

Handbook on the South Asian Economies

Both Bangladesh and Pakistan are predominantly Muslim countries, while India has a large Muslim population. ... In Search of Prosperity: Analytical Narratives on Economic Growth, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Author: Anis Chowdhury

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848441290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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With its higher economic growth in recent years South Asia is becoming an increasingly important region in the global economy. This volume provides a very useful introduction to the economics of the region and will be of considerable interest to both students and researchers. John Weiss, University of Bradford, UK The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for this comprehensive and original survey of the enormously important and diverse South Asian economies. Hal Hill, Australian National University The Handbook on the South Asian Economies edited by Wahiduddin Mahmud and Anis Chowdhry is a collection of essays on political economy of development of all seven South Asian countries. It is also one of only a few books available in the market covering all economies of South Asia. Hence, it fills a gap in the literature on South Asian Development. One very important aspect of the book is a clear recognition by the editors that South Asia s development will have to be studied and analysed within the context of its socio-political institutions and hence not by relying solely on its economic policy regimes. I recommend this book to scholars of all disciplines. Kartik Roy, University of Queensland, Australia This Handbook on the South Asian Economies (a companion to the Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies) is a comprehensive and unique collection of original studies on the economic and social development of countries in South Asia. The analytical narratives draw upon a wide range of extant literature in an easily accessible way, whilst highlighting the impact of socio-political factors on economic outcomes. The introductory chapter by the editors provides a comprehensive survey of the main features of South Asian economic development, especially in respect of the policy reforms since the late 1970s. The Handbook seeks to understand the varying degrees of achievements in economic transformation and social development in various parts of South Asia, and ponders whether these experiences indicate alternative pathways of socio-economic progress or provide a unique framework for a South Asian development model. The experiences of economic reforms across the South Asian countries, with their distinctive socio-economic settings and public cultures, may thus provide fresh perspectives on the emerging development paradigms. The Handbook is indeed based on the premise that development economics and South Asia have a lot to learn from each other. As with the Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies, this latest Handbook will be an invaluable reference work for many years to come for researchers, academics and students of Asian studies and economics. Policymakers interested in learning more about the background and future opportunities and challenges posed by these economies will also find much to engage them.

Sustainable Agriculture in Print

Title : Sustainable Development : Voices from Rural Asia Editor : McGrath , Paul Publisher : [ s.1 . ) ... Narratives center on Thailand , Indonesia , Laos , Philippines , Bangladesh , Cambodia , and to a lesser degree , India .

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Category: Sustainable agriculture

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Radicalization in South Asia

He argues that while it is noticeable that Bangladesh has made a great deal of success in moment-to-moment ... the messenger(s) it has chosen to do this job and the medium(s) it is using for the counter-narrative purpose.

Author: Mubashar Hasan

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9353285496

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

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Radicalization in South Asia: Context, Trajectories and Implications presents a critical overview of radicalism, violence and terrorism in South Asia, a region that is diverse in terms of demography, religion, culture and political ideologies. While diversity could have worked as a push factor in strengthening democracies in the region, historically, fault lines in the South Asian faiths, culture, ethnicity, nationalism and political ideologies have triggered radical movements, and unleashed violence and terror attacks to destabilize democracies in the region. Against the backdrop of the current wave of illiberalism and radicalism sweeping over the US, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Latin America, this book presents the most recent scenario of the context, trajectories and policy implications for radicalism, violence and terrorism in five South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. It emphasizes the comparative insights provided by the changing values of South Asian society to offer a comprehensive picture of radicalization in this region.

In Search of Prosperity

Analytic Narratives on Economic Growth Dani Rodrik ... MaltaKon Mauritius Chile Indonesi Ireland Norway Malaysia Japan United S Uruguay Algeria Switzerl Papua Kenya Sweden Mexico Panama Ne Brazil Growth 1976-99 Bangladesh Sri IndiaLanka ...

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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The economics of growth has come a long way since it regained center stage for economists in the mid-1980s. Here for the first time is a series of country studies guided by that research. The thirteen essays, by leading economists, shed light on some of the most important growth puzzles of our time. How did China grow so rapidly despite the absence of full-fledged private property rights? What happened in India after the early 1980s to more than double its growth rate? How did Botswana and Mauritius avoid the problems that other countries in sub--Saharan Africa succumbed to? How did Indonesia manage to grow over three decades despite weak institutions and distorted microeconomic policies and why did it suffer such a collapse after 1997? What emerges from this collective effort is a deeper understanding of the centrality of institutions. Economies that have performed well over the long term owe their success not to geography or trade, but to institutions that have generated market-oriented incentives, protected property rights, and enabled stability. However, these narratives warn against a cookie-cutter approach to institution building. The contributors are Daron Acemoglu, Maite Careaga, Gregory Clark, J. Bradford DeLong, Georges de Menil, William Easterly, Ricardo Hausmann, Simon Johnson, Daniel Kaufmann, Massimo Mastruzzi, Ian W. McLean, Lant Pritchett, Yingyi Qian, James A. Robinson, Devesh Roy, Arvind Subramanian, Alan M. Taylor, Jonathan Temple, Barry R. Weingast, Susan Wolcott, and Diego Zavaleta.