Political Culture in Bangladesh: Perspectives and Analyses
  About the book

Perspectives and Analysis presents the thought 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 and 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, researches, and students of Bangladesh in four continents.

Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D, is Professor and Program Chair of Marketing at the Sam & Irene Black School of Business at Pennsylvania State University, Erie, USA. Dr. Andaleeb has published in prestigious international journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Journal of Knowledge Globalization, Journal of Transnational Management Development, and Brand Forum. He is the Editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies. He also serves as a reviewer for numerous international journals. A former Fulbright Fellow, he presently serves on the peer review committee of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program