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Bangladesh Democratization Process

Hill, Martin LU (2013) SIMV07 20132
Department of Political Science
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971 and enforced a democratic
governance system in 1991. The country has been witnessing a fairly steady economic
and social growth processes during the past two decades. However, the political
system in the country has not been seeing the same type of development. During four
out of eight years in the time period 2001-08 Bangladesh was considered to be the
worlds most corrupt country. The country’s political authority has been accused of
illiberalism, crime, corruption, power abuse and neglecting the needs of the public
and the country in large. The aim of this paper is to discuss and analyze three severe
barriers preventing Bangladesh from becoming a full-fledged democracy, terrorism,
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Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971 and enforced a democratic
governance system in 1991. The country has been witnessing a fairly steady economic
and social growth processes during the past two decades. However, the political
system in the country has not been seeing the same type of development. During four
out of eight years in the time period 2001-08 Bangladesh was considered to be the
worlds most corrupt country. The country’s political authority has been accused of
illiberalism, crime, corruption, power abuse and neglecting the needs of the public
and the country in large. The aim of this paper is to discuss and analyze three severe
barriers preventing Bangladesh from becoming a full-fledged democracy, terrorism,
corruption and political interference in the justice system. The author of the paper will
be using Samuel P. Huntington’s Theory of Modernization to conduct the research.
The conclusion made from this study is that Bangladesh has been seeing an economic
and social development, indicating that the country is witnessing a modernization
process. Although, at the same time a small elite group following traditional norms
rather then modernized democratic norms controls the country’s political system,
preventing it from endorsing the same modernization process. (Less)
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author
Hill, Martin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20132
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Bangladesh, Modernization Theory, Huntington, Terrorism, Corruption, Legal System, Development, Process
language
English
id
4128283
date added to LUP
2013-11-11 10:25:40
date last changed
2014-06-10 13:36:38
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  abstract     = {Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971 and enforced a democratic
governance system in 1991. The country has been witnessing a fairly steady economic
and social growth processes during the past two decades. However, the political
system in the country has not been seeing the same type of development. During four
out of eight years in the time period 2001-08 Bangladesh was considered to be the
worlds most corrupt country. The country’s political authority has been accused of
illiberalism, crime, corruption, power abuse and neglecting the needs of the public
and the country in large. The aim of this paper is to discuss and analyze three severe
barriers preventing Bangladesh from becoming a full-fledged democracy, terrorism,
corruption and political interference in the justice system. The author of the paper will
be using Samuel P. Huntington’s Theory of Modernization to conduct the research.
The conclusion made from this study is that Bangladesh has been seeing an economic
and social development, indicating that the country is witnessing a modernization
process. Although, at the same time a small elite group following traditional norms
rather then modernized democratic norms controls the country’s political system,
preventing it from endorsing the same modernization process.},
  author       = {Hill, Martin},
  keyword      = {Bangladesh,Modernization Theory,Huntington,Terrorism,Corruption,Legal System,Development,Process},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bangladesh Democratization Process},
  year         = {2013},
}