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Broken Pendulum: Bangladesh's Swing to Radicalism [Kindle Edition]

Maneeza Hossain

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This book, conceived long before the takeover of the political system by the Bangladeshi Armed Forces on January 11, 2007, was intended to address the long-term challenges to the culture and practice of democracy in this young South Asian nation. While the post-takeover reality introduces a multitude of new factors, some of which intensify and some of which work against previous trends, the fact is that the challenges to Bangladeshi democracy remain essentially the same. The new reality has merely reshuffled many issues; it would be as dangerous to consider this new episode of military rule in Bangladesh a panacea for the nation’s troubles as it would be reckless to call it an ill that supersedes all other ills.


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Maneeza Hossain joined the Hudson Institute as a Senior Fellow in July 2006. Her work at Hudson focuses on policy considerations of the impact of the relationship of Islam and democracy in Bangladesh. Prior to joining Hudson, Ms. Hossain was a Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), where she was also the Manager of Democracy Programs. At FDD she edited the Iraq Democracy Papers, a collection of readers of annotated articles and commentaries widely distributed in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. She also managed the operations of Iraq Democracy Information Center and was the project coordinator for the Iraqi Women's Educational Institute (IWEI). Ms. Hossain participated in a number of events and conferences focusing on South Asia. As part of her focus, Ms. Hossain periodically visits the region and follows its political developments. Her article, The World Cannot Afford to Ignore Bangladesh in the Asian Wall Street Journal in August 2005 was a clarion call against the world apathy towards the rise of terrorist activity in Bangladesh. Born and raised in Bangladesh, Ms. Hossain received a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies in 1999 from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School Law in 2004. Ms. Hossain speaks fluent Bangla.

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  • File Size: 142 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1558131590
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hudson Institute; 1st edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001E69QBS
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