Strengthening Local Governance in Bangladesh

Reforms, Participation and Accountability

  • Shuvra Chowdhury
  • Pranab Kumar Panday
Book

Part of the Public Administration, Governance and Globalization book series (PAGG, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 1-16
  3. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 17-34
  4. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 57-81
  5. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 83-98
  6. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 99-119
  7. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 121-136
  8. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 137-149
  9. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 151-174
  10. Shuvra Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 175-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-216

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the impact of Bangladesh's Local Government Act of 2009 on the functioning of the local governments or Union Parishads (UP), with a particular emphasis on people’s participation and accountability.  Throughout the chapters, the authors review the existing legal framework of UP and its relation to social accountability, examine how much of the social participation is spontaneous and how much is politically induced, question the success of the Citizen's Charter and Right to Information acts as mechanisms for social accountability, and present suggestions to remedy some of the problems facing people's participation and accountability in the UP.  This book fills existing gaps in the discourse by adding new information to the literature on development research and legal reforms in Bangladesh, specifically in how those legal reforms have led to strengthening or weakening people's participation in local government.  The target audience for this book are students and researchers in Asian studies , international development studies, and public administration, as well as practitioners working in the local governments discussed.  

Keywords

local governance Bangladesh accountability legal reform reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Shuvra Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Pranab Kumar Panday
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73284-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73283-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73284-8
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