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The politics and law of democratic transition : caretaker government in Bangladesh, Sonia Zaman Khan

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The politics and law of democratic transition : caretaker government in Bangladesh
Title
The politics and law of democratic transition
Title remainder
caretaker government in Bangladesh
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Zaman Khan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peaceful legal and political 'changing of the guards' is taken for granted in developed democracies, but is not evident everywhere. As a relatively new democracy, marred by long periods of military rule, Bangladesh has been encountering serious problems because of a prevailing culture of mistrust, weak governance institutions, constant election manipulation and a peculiar socio-political history, which between 1990 and 2011 led to a unique form of transitional remedy in the form of an unelected neutral 'caretaker covernment' (CTG) during electoral transitions. This book provides a contextual analysis of the CTG mechanism including its inception, operation, manipulation by the government of the day and abrupt demise. It queries whether this constitutional provision, even if presently abolished after overseeing four acceptable general elections, actually remains a crucial tool to safeguard free and fair elections in Bangladesh. Given the backdrop of the culture of mistrust, the author examines whether holding national elections without a CTG, or an umpire of some kind, can settle the issue of credibility of a given government. The book portrays that even the management of elections is a matter of applying pluralist approaches. Considifering the historical legacy and contemporary political trajectory of Bangladesh, the cause of deep-rooted mistrust is examined to better undiferstand the rationale for the requirement, emergence and workings of the CTG structure. The book unveils that it is not only the lack of nation-building measures and governments' wish to remain in power at any cost which lay behind the problems that Bangladesh faces today. Part of the problem is also the flawed logic of nation-building on the foundation of Western democratic norms which may be unsuitable in a South Asian cultural environment. Although democratic transitions, on the crutch of the CTG, have been useful in moments of crisis, its abolition creates the need for a new or revised transitional modality--perhaps akin to the CTG ethos--to oversee electoral governance, which will have to be renegotiated by the polity based on the people's will. The book provides a valuable resource for researchers and academics working in the area of constitutional law, democratic transition, legal pluralism and election law."--Provided by publisher
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Khan, Sonia Zaman,
Dewey number
342.5492/04
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cabinet system
  • Interim governments
  • Bangladesh
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The politics and law of democratic transition : caretaker government in Bangladesh, Sonia Zaman Khan
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Publication
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, School of Law, 2014) issued under title: Democratic transition and the caretaker government in Bangladesh in a culture of mistrust, 2015
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Caretaker governance -- a new dimension to politico-legal philosophy -- Journey to democracy : the case of Bangladesh -- The caretaker governments in Bangladesh -- Government transitions in Bangladesh : critical contextual analysis of the CTG mechanisms, their performance and their assessment -- CTG as an intermediary strategy of responsible governance in Bangladesh and the uncertain kite journey ahead
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on1007922441
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351860239
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007922441
Label
The politics and law of democratic transition : caretaker government in Bangladesh, Sonia Zaman Khan
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, School of Law, 2014) issued under title: Democratic transition and the caretaker government in Bangladesh in a culture of mistrust, 2015
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Caretaker governance -- a new dimension to politico-legal philosophy -- Journey to democracy : the case of Bangladesh -- The caretaker governments in Bangladesh -- Government transitions in Bangladesh : critical contextual analysis of the CTG mechanisms, their performance and their assessment -- CTG as an intermediary strategy of responsible governance in Bangladesh and the uncertain kite journey ahead
Control code
on1007922441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351860239
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007922441

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