Democracy and its malcontents

August 25, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Democracy and its malcontents

Pluralism is considered a vital part of any civilized society. The values of liberal democracy are firmly rooted in that belief. Protection from majority oppression and minority tyranny is a hard balance to achieve in any context
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The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

August 16, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

Human rights treaties have become an instinctive marker for a country‚Äôs ability to uphold human rights, and be considered a ‚Äúdeveloped‚ÄĚ country to fit into the fraternity of civilized states.
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Faring the fairer sex: Corruption and women

August 1, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Faring the fairer sex: Corruption and women

The idea of a woman leader in politics is no longer particularly strange. After 20-odd years of two major parties headed by women, it is safe to say that the viability of women as potential leaders in Bangladesh has reached a seminal point.
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