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The sharpening poverty contradictions and their links to a larger governance reality is the theme of this book. Enhanced understanding of the security and human rights situation in South Asia has also led to identification of alternative possibilities for innovative policy at both the micro and macro levels. Action research, which provides the material basis for formulating sustainable policy, differentiates this work from conventional development thinking and action. This material basis is provided by learning from the survival struggles of the poor themselves and new social movements in South Asia, and not from a priori theorizing and received wisdom from distant contexts. The book identifies critical elements in a more holistic interdisciplinary and analytical methodology. Another methodological innovation reflected in this work is the dialogical ...

Values, Development with Equity and Democracy: The Dynamics in Bangladesh
Values, development with equity and democracy: The dynamics in Bangladesh
Shaikh MaqsoodAli

Twentieth century has been a period of rapid progress in the fields of modernization, economic development and technological change. However, we have also witnessed two world wars, a number of smaller regional conflicts, substantial rise in population, particularly in poorer areas and dangerous environmental degradation around us during the same period. The expected shape of the world in the new millennium, therefore, has become our crucial concern. For South Asia, this concern has added dimension—about one-fifth of the world population lives in this region, of which about 30–40 per cent (however defined) live below the poverty line. Moreover, economic and technological progress has been relatively ...

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