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Parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh: an evaluation of the parliament during 1996-2009

Moniruzzaman, Md. (2009) Parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh: an evaluation of the parliament during 1996-2009. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 47 (1). pp. 100-126. ISSN 1466-2043

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This study of three parliaments in Bangladesh during 1991–2006 argues that parliament has failed to become the centre of political and legislative activities. This is mainly because the ruling parties deliberately bypass parliament, while the opposition deserts it. The parliament has been dysfunctional for more than half of its tenure. For the short periods it has been active, its business sessions were devoted more to party political bickering than legislative activity. Due to the opposition boycott, the ruling party’s negligence and the absenteeism of ordinary members, the standing committees of the parliaments were less effective, and parliamentary accountability of government was lacking.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5147/4618
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parliament, democracy, Bangadesh
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Moniruzzaman Md.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 09:44
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4618

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