Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

March 31, 2012
ABM Nasir
Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

To many, development performance of Bangladesh appears as puzzling. Puzzling it may appear, yet, overwhelming evidence, showing concurrent improvement in economic, social and political indicators suggest that the performance, particularly under democracy, is a stylized fact.
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Narayanganj election: democratic process defies the prediction of doomsters

November 1, 2011
ABM Nasir
Narayanganj election: democratic process defies the prediction of doomsters

Those, who emphatically point to the frequent political turmoil as the sign of demise of democracy, must take a lesson from the mayoral election of Narayanganj City Corporation held on October 30, 2011. Dr. Selina Hayat Ivy’s victory rejects three elements in Bangladeshi politics (1) the politics of NO, (2) the politics of power...
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