Concluding Observations and Recommendations

  • A. T. M. Obaidullah


This chapter briefly summarizes the issues and problems around institutionalization confronted by the Bangladesh Parliament since the early days of independence and especially after the restoration of parliamentary democracy in 1991. It also discusses the measures adopted to make the successful transition to a functional democracy. Finally, the author presents a few observations on what he thinks constitute the main hurdles in institutionalizing parliament and consolidating democracy in Bangladesh and offers some modest recommendations for policy-makers to consider.


Viceregal system Constitutionalism Subservient parliament Weak opposition Politicized administration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. M. Obaidullah
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  1. 1.Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiDhakaBangladesh

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