Honours Syllabi Part 3

Part- III

GP. 301: Oriental Political Thought (Modern)

Current Trends in Modern Oriental Thought: Liberalism/Humanism, Radicalism, Conservatism.

Political Ideas and Political Personalities of the Sub-continent: Ram Mohan Roy, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Aurobindo, M.K.Gandhi, Mohammad Iqbal, Jinnah, Nehru, Ambedkar, M.N. Roy. (Subhas Bose, Muzaffar Ahmed, Fazlul Haque, Moulana Bhasani, Sheik Mujib, Abul Mansur Ahmed).

Modern Chinese Thought: Mao-Ze-Dong.

Political Personalities of the Middle-East and their ideas: Kemal Ataturk, Nasser, Gaddafi, Ayatullah Khomeni – The resurgence of Islam as a political force.

Selected Readings

Edward Said, Orientalism, New York: Vintage Books, 1978.

Fazlur Rahman, Islam and Modernity, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

B. R. Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste with a Reply to Mahatma Gandhi, Punjab: Bheem Patrika Publications, 1968.

H. G. Greel, Confucius and the Chinese Way, New York: Peter Smith Pub, 2000.

H. K. Sherwani, Muslim Political Thought and Administration, New Delhi: Idarah-i-Adaliyati, 1976.

Hafiz Malik, Muslim Nationalism in India and Pakistan, Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, 1963.

Jawaharlal Nehru, The Discovery of India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Karl A. Wittfogel, Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, New York: Vintage, 1981.

Samuel Huntington, Clash of Civilization, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

U. A. B. Razia Akter Banu, Islam in Bangladesh, The Netherlands: E J Brill, Leiden, 1992.

UN Ghosal, A History of Indian Political Ideas, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Virender Grover, Political Thinkers of Modern India, New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1990.

শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান, অসমাপ্ত আত্মজীবনী, ঢাকা, দি ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লিমিটেড, ২০১২

GP. 302: Political Sociology

Political Sociology-meaning, scope and growth, Its relation with Sociology, Political Science and other Social Sciences.

Basic concepts: Politics, Political System, Society, Community, Association, Institution. Groups-primary and secondary; Reference Groups, In-Groups and Out Groups; Culture and Civilization. The mass society.

Social Structure – Social Stratification – Social conflict – Social Mobilization.

Influence  and  Power.

Political Leadership: Elite Theories-Classical and Modern. Criticisms against Elite Theory.

Authority, Bureaucracy – dysfunction’s of Bureaucracy.

Political Culture – Political socialization and participation.

Political Violence and Terrorism, Drug Addiction.

Political Party and Pressure Group.

Ideology and Change: Political Beliefs and Values – Fanaticism, Communalism, Secularism.

Selected Readings

Alessandro Pizzorno (ed.), Political Sociology: Selected Readings, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1971.

Ali Ashraf and L. N. Sharma, Political Sociology: A New Grammar of Politics, India: Madras University Press, 1983.

H. V. Wiseman, Political System: Some Sociological Approaches, London: Kegan Paul, 1967.

Hamza Alavi and Heodor Shanin (eds.), Introduction to Sociology of Developing Societies, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1982.

P. C. Wasburn, Political Sociology: Approaches, Concepts, Hypothesis, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Robert A. Dahl, Who Governs, United States: Yale University Press, 2005.

———-, Modern Political Analysis, USA: Yale University Press, 2004.

R. M. MacIver, State and Society, Routledge: University of Stellenbosch, 1977.

———-, Web of Government, 1963.

Ronald Inglehart, The Silent Revolution, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977.

S. M. Lipset, Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960.

S. N. Fisenstadt(ed.), Political Sociology: A Reader, NewYork: Basic Books,1971.

T. B. Bottomore, Elites and Society, New York: Routledge, 1993.

Shamsul I. Khan et al, Political Culture, Political Parties and the Democratic Transition in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1996.

মুহাম্মদ ইয়াহইয়া আখতার, রাজনৈতিক সংস্কৃতি ও সামাজিকীকরণঃ প্রসঙ্গ বাংলাদেশ, ঢাকা: নিবেদন পাবলিকেশন্স, ১৯৮৯।

GP. 303: Comparative Politics of Latin America (Chile, Brazil and Peru)

Comparative Politics: Meaning, Nature, Growth and Scope, analytical and empirical method. Increasing emphasis on the Study of developing societies-Focus on Inter-disciplinary Approach.

Comparative Inquiry: System Theories-systems as structure and function. Theories of Development and Underdevelopment-Political-Development. Modernization-State Theory and Modernization. Under-development-Capitalist Development in the Center and Underdevelopment in the Periphery-Unequal and Uneven development.

Modernization Theory and the Dependency Perspective: Critiques of Modernization Theory. Dependency-definitions of Dependency-Major concepts and tools of analysis-Internal colonialism-poles of development-Dependent Capitalist Development.

Politics and Dependency: State, Military and Revolution. Structuralism and Industrialization Strategy-Populism and Bureaucratic Authoritarianism, corporatism and economic growth. Underdevelopment and Revolution. Critique of dependency.

Recent trends: Democratization Process-Problems and Prospects.

Selected Readings

Andre Gunder Frank, Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution, Boston: Monthly Review Press, 1970.

Bill and Hard Grave, Comparative Politics: The Quest for a Theory. Ohio: Merrill, 1973.

Binder Coleman and Others, Crises and Sequences in Political Development, New Jersey:  Princeton University Press, 1971.

Charless K. Wilber (ed.), The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, New York: Random House, 1974.

David C. Pitt, Development from Below, Delhi: Macmillan, 1977.

David Easton, The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science, New York: Knopf, 1953.

G. A. Almond and J. S. Coleman, The Politics of the Developing Areas, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1960.

Geoffrey Kay, Development and Underdevelopment, Delhi: Macmillan Press, 1974.

H. Alavi and J. Harris, Sociology of Developing Societies. London: Macmillan Press, 1989.

John H. Kautsky, The Political Consequences of Modernization, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1972.

Magnus Blomstrom and Bjorn Hettne, Development Theory in Transition, London: Zed Books Ltd., 1985.

GP. 304: Political Systems of the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey)

Political Development and the Challenges of Modernization.

Political Culture, Society and State, Islam and Politics.

The Genes of Politics: Classes and Families, Groups and Party System.

System and the Politics of Patrimonial Leadership.   Organs of Government. Leaders and Change. Violence and the Military. The Arab-Israeli Conflict.

The Power of Petroleum.

Selected Readings

Bill and Leiden, Politics in the Middle-East, NY: Little Brown, 1977.

Ergun Ozbudun, Social Change and Political Participation in Turkey, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976.

G.W. Choudhury, Islam in the Contemporary World, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1995 (1991).

——–, Islam and the Modern World, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1995.

Gabriel A. Almond and G. Brigham Powell, Jr., Comparative Politics: Systems, Process, and Policy, Boston: Little, Prrown, 1978.

George Lemczowoki (ed.), Political Elites in the Middle-East, Washington, D.C.: America Evaluation Institute, 1975.

Hisham Sharabi, Nationalism and Revolution in the Arab World, Princeton, NJ.: Van Nostrand, 1966.

J. C. Hurwitz, Middle-East Politics: The Military Dimension, NY: Praeger, 1969.

John Duke Anthony (ed.), The Middle-East: Oil Politics and Development, Washington, D.C.: AEI, 1975.

John Waterbury and Ragaci E. L. Mallaseh, The Middle-East in the Coming Decade, NY: McGraw Hill, 1978.

Leonand Binder, James & Colewrn, Joseph Lapalombara, Lucian W. Lye, Sidney Verba, and Myron Weiner, Crisis and Sequences in Political Development, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971.

GP. 305: Political Systems of South Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan)

The Region: Social and Cultural Setting

Historical and colonial experiences- Nationalist movements.

Nation-building Processes, Ethnicity

Political Processes-groups.

Organs of Government.

Party System, Elections, Opposition.

Extra-constitutional Movements.

Bureaucracy, Military.


Regional Cooperation: SAARC, SAFTA.

 Selected Readings

Ali Riaz and Subho Basu, Paradise Lost? State Failure in Nepal, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007.

Atul Kohli (ed.), The Success of India’s Democracy, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

B. C. Upreti, Nepal: Transition to Democratic Republican State, New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2010.

C. A. Bayly, G. P. Hawthorn, Gordon Johnson and others (eds.), Electoral Allegiance In Sri Lanka, Cambridge South Asian Studies, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Farzana Shaikh, Making Sense of Pakistan, New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Harihar Bhattacharyya et al, The Politics of Exclusion in India; Democracy at the Crossroad, London: Routhledge, 2010.

Jonathan Spencer (ed.), Sri Lanka: History and the Roots of Conflict, New York and London: Routledge, 1990.

Mushahid Hussain and Akmal Hossain, Problems of Governance in Pakistan, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1993.

Parmanand, Political Development in South Asia, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1988.

R. L. Park (ed.), South Asian Political Systems, 1970.

R. Ulyanovsky, and V. Pavlov, Asian Dilemma: Theories and Critical Studies, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1973.

Robart Jackson, South Asia Crisis: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, London: Chatto & Windus, 1975.

Rostis Lav Ulyanovsky, Present Day Problems in Asia and Africa, Georgia: Progress Publishers, 1980.

Singh M. P. & Rekha Saxena, Indian Politics Contemporary issues and Concern, New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 2008.

Sundeep Waslekar, South Asian Drama: Travails of Misgovernance, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1995.

Subrata K. Mitra, The Puzzle of Indian Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory, London: Routledge, 2008.

Sundeep Waslekar, South Asian Drama: Travails of Misgovernance, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1995.

William F. Kuracina, The State and Governance in India, London: Routhledge, 2010.

W. H. Morris Jones, The Government and Politics of India, London: Hutchinson University Library, 1964.

GP. 306: Politics in Bangladesh

Society, Culture and Religion.

Political process and constitution-making: 1972 constitution and parliamentary democracy; elections of 1973; opposition and dissent; Mujib regime and evaluation of its performance; intervention of military and military rule; processes of Civilianization of military regimes; Zia Regime; elections of 1978 and 1979- performance and evaluation. 1982 military coup and Ershad regime; crisis of legitimacy and development dynamics; mass upsurge of 1990; 1991 elections and transition to democratic  process; movement for neutral care-taker government; elections June 1996, 2001, Emergency 2007, election 2008, and politics till date.

Selected Readings

Ali Riaz, Inconvenient Truths about Bangladeshi Politics, Dhaka: Prothoma Prokashan, 2012.

Al Masud Hasanuzzaman and Shamsul Alam (eds.), Political Management in Bangladesh, Dhaka: AH Development Public House, 2010.

Al Masud Hasanuzzaman, Role of Opposition in Bangladesh Politics, Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1998.

———, Crisis of Political Development, Savar: Government and Politics, June, 1988.

Bangladesh: Crisis of Political Development, Dhaka, Department of Government and Politics, J.U., 1988.

Dilara Choudhury, Constitutional Development in Bangladesh, Karachi: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.

Emajuddin Ahmed (ed.), Society and Politics in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1989.

James J. Novak, Bangladesh: Reflections on the Water, Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1991.

Lawrence Ziring, Bangladesh from Mujib to Ershad: An interpretive Study, Dhaka: UPL, 1994.

M. Salimullah Khan (ed.), Politics and Stability in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects, Department of Government and Politics, Savar: Jahangirnagar University, 1985.

Md. Abdul Mannan, Elections and Democracy in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Academic Press, 2005.

M. E. Mulk Mushrafi and Hassibur Rahman (ed.), Bangladesh Politics and Governance, Dhaka: Mowla Brothers, 2009.

Muhammad Yeahia Akhtar, Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 1991.

Mustafa Chowdhury, Pakistan: Its Politics and Bureaucracy, New Delhi: Associated Publishing House, 1988.

Rounaq Jahan, Bangladesh Politics: Problems and Issues, Dhaka: UPL, 1980.

S. R. Chakravarty (ed.), Bangladesh Under Mujib, Zia and Ershad, New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1995.

Shamsul Huda Harun, Parliamentary Behavior in a Multi-National State, 1947-58: Bangladesh Experience, Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1984.

Talukdar Maniruzzaman, The Bangladesh Revolution and Its Aftermath, Dhaka: UPL, 1988.

——–, Military Withdrawal from Politics: A Comparative Study, Cambridge: Ballinger Publishers, 1987.

——–, Radical Politics and the Emergence of Bangladesh, Dhaka: Bangladesh Books International, 1975.

——–, Group Interests and Political Changes, New Delhi: 1982.

Mahfuzul H. Chowdhury, Democratization in South Asia: Lessons for America Institution, England: Aldershot, 2003.

আজিজুল হক, বাংলাদেশ সমাজ রাজনীতি গণতন্ত্র, ঢাকা: কম্পিউটার্স , ১৯৯২।

আল মাসুদ হাসানউজ্জামান, বাংলাদেশে সংসদীয় গণতন্ত্র রাজনীতি ও গভর্ন্যান্স: ১৯৯১-২০০৭, ঢাকা: দি ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লিমিটেড, ২০০৯।

মো: আবদুল মাননান, বাংলাদেশে গণতন্ত্র: সমস্যা ও সম্ভাবনা, ঢাকা: আফসার্স ব্রাদার্স, ২০০৩।

মুহাম্মদ ইয়াহইয়া আখতার, দুর্নীতির ¯^রূপ অনে¦ষণঃ বাংলাদেশ, ঢাকা : নিবেদন পাবলিকেশন্স, ১৯৯১।

মুহাম্মদ ইয়াহইয়া আখতার, অভিনব সরকার ব্যতিক্রমি নির্বাচন, এ এইচ ডেভেলপমেন্ট পাবলিশিং হাউস, ঢাকা: ২০০৯।

GP. 307: Gender Issues

Gender Ideology: Sex and gender, Nature-culture, Private Woman-Public Man, Honour-Shame, Male dominance, Female subordination, Images of wifehood-motherhood, Parda, Gender Inequality

Social Construction of Gender: Patriarchy, Capitalism, Gender socialization, Religion, Class, Colour, Ethnicity, Representation in the media, Violence against women,  Trafficking in women and children, Pornography, Control of women’s sexuality, Control of women in the family-society-state.

Political Economy of Gender: Forms of exploitation in patriarchy and capitalism, Gender division of labour in the private and public space, Women’s contribution in the hidden economy and informal economy, Development of women’s work, Discrimination at work and low wages, Sexual harassment at work, Discrimination regarding access to resources, Dowry, Impact of globalization on women, Migration of female labour.

Women and Politics: Legal status of women, Constitutional rights, Religious personal law, Industrial labour law, Penal law, Property law, Salish, Fatwa, Anti sexual harassment law, Legal aid, Participation in legislature-executive-judiciary, Participation in Local Government, Political parties, Gender planning, Gender budget, Public policy issues and women’s agenda.

Gender and Development:  WID-WAD-GAD, Women and human rights, UNO initiatives, Women’s international conferences, NGO approach and women’s empowerment, Micro credit and women as a target group.

Women and Resistance: Women’s organizations, Movements, Women’s participation in nationalist struggles-peasant movements-labour movements-environmental movements.

Selected Readings

Barbara A. Marshall, Engendering Modernity: Feminism Social Theory and Social Change, UK: Polity Press, 1988.

Barbara J. Nelson and Najma Choudhury (eds), Women and Politics Worldwide, New Haven and London:Yale University Press, 1994.

Carol Gould (ed) Gender: Key Concepts in Critical Theory, WJ: Humanities Press, 1997.

F. E. Stiftung, Women in Politics, New Delhi: Har Anand Publications, 1993.

J. Claves Mosse, Half the World, Half the Chance: An Introduction to Gender and Development, London: Oxfam, 1993.

L. McDowell and JP Sharp (ed) Space, Gender, Knowledge: Feminist Readings, London: Arnold, 1997.

M Rosaldo and Lamphire (ed), Women Culture and Society: A Theoretical Overview, California: Stamford University Press, 1947.

S. Rowbotham, Women in Movement: Feminism and Social Action, London: Routledge, 1992.

মোঃ আবদুল মাননান ও সামসুন্নাহার খানম, নারী ও রাজনীতি, ঢাকা: অবসর প্রকাশনা, ২০০৬।

মোঃ আবদুল মাননান, গ্রামীণ নারী, ঢাকা: অবসর প্রকাশনা, ২০১১।

আনু মোহাম্মদ, নারী পুর“ষ সমাজ, ঢাকা: সন্দেশ, ১৯৯৭।

আল মাসুদ হাসানউজ্জামান (সম্পাদিত) বাংলাদেশের নারী: বর্তমান অবস্থা ও উন্নয়ন প্রসঙ্গ, ঢাকা: ইউপিএল, ২০০২।

GP. 308: Local Government and Rural Politics in Bangladesh

Approaches to the Study of Local Government.

Local Government in Bangladesh: Historical growth of local bodies.

Structure of local bodies: Linkage between formal structure and informal structure.

Dynamics of local government in Bangladesh: The Process of decision-making, The administration of Local finance, Local level planning.

Local level Politics: Emerging socio-anthropological structure, Rural Power Structure. The Pattern of leadership-politics of brokerage, Politics of factionalism: Patron-Client relation.

Decentralization, Social Change: Rural Development, Problems and trends, Political Participation.

(Field Study)
Selected Readings

Ahmed Shafiqul Haq, Politics and Administration in Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 1988.

Ali Ahmed, Administration of Local Self-Government for Rural Areas in Bangladesh, Dhaka: NILG, 1979.

B. Hartmen and J.K. Boyce, A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village, London: Zed Books, 1998.

Dalem Chandra Barman, Emerging Leadership Patterns in Rural Bangladesh, Dhaka: CSS, 1988.

Eliot Tepper, Changing Patterns of Administration in Rural East Pakistan, Michigan: Michigan state University Press, 1966.

Hasnat Abdul Hye (ed.), Village Studies in Bangladesh, Comilla: BARD, 1985.

Hugh Tinker, Foundations of Local Self-Government in India, Pakistan and Burma, London: Athlone Press, 1954.

Kamal Sidiqui (ed.), Local Government in South Asia: A Comparative Study, Dhaka: UPL, 1992.

M. Rashiduzzaman, Politics and Administration in the Local Councils, Dhaka: OUP, 1968.

Md. Moksuder Rahman, Politics and Development of Local Self Government in Bangladesh, Delhi: Devika Publications, 2000.

N. C. Roy, Rural Self-Government in Bengal, Calcutta: Calcutta University Press, 1936.

Najmul Abedin, Local Administration and Politics in Modernizing Societies: Bangladesh and Pakistan, Dhaka: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Nizam Ahmed, Bureaucracy and Local Politics in Bangladesh, Dhaka: A.H.D Publishing House, 2009.

R. Qadir and M. Islam, Women Representatives at the Union level as change agents of Development, Beijing: Newstar Publishers, 1995.

S. Maqsood Ali, Decentralization and People’s Participation in Bangladesh, Dhaka: NIPA, 1981.

Shairul Masreck, Kinship and Power Structure in Rural Bangladesh, USA: Homeland Press and Publications, 1995.

মো: আবদুল মাননান, গ্রামীণ সমাজ ও রাজনীতি, ঢাকা: অবসর প্রকাশনা, ২০১০।

——–, গ্রামীণ দারিদ্র্য, ঢাকা: অবসর প্রকাশনা, ২০০৬।

মো: মকসুদুর রহমান, বাংলাদেশের স্থানীয় ¯^ায়ত্তশাসন, রাজশাহী: আলীগড় লাইব্রেরী, ২০০৫।

কে এম মহিউদ্দিন ও মোজাম্মেল হক, ইউনিয়ন পরিষদে নারী: পরিবর্তনশীল ধারা, ঢাকা: বাংলাদেশ নারী প্রগতি সংঘ, ২০০০।

বি.কে জাহাঙ্গীর,  বাংলাদেশের গ্রামাঞ্চল ও শ্রেণী সংগ্রাম, ঢাকা: সমাজ নিরি¶ণ কেন্দ্র, ১৯৯৭।

আনু মোহাম্মদ, গ্রামীণ সমাজ ও অর্থনীতি, ঢাকা : ডানা প্রকাশনী, ১৯৮৭।

আরেফিন হেলাল উদ্দিন, শিমুলিয়া: বাংলাদেশের পরিবর্তনশীল কৃষি কাঠামো, ঢাকা: সমাজ নিরী¶ণ কেন্দ্র, ১৯৯৪।

আরেন্স ইয়েনেকা ও বুরদ্যান ইউস ফান, ঝগড়াপুর: গ্রাম বাংলার গৃহস্থ ও নারী, অনুবাদ: নিলুফার মতিন, ঢাকা: গণ প্রকাশনী, ১৯৮০।

কামাল সিদ্দিকী, বাংলাদেশের গ্রামীণ দারিদ্র: ¯^র“প ও সমাধান, ঢাকা: ডানা প্রকাশনী, ১৯৮৫।

বার্টোসি পিটার ডে, অস্পষ্ট গ্রাম: পূর্ব পাকিস্তানের গ্রামীণ সামাজিক কাঠামো এবং স¤প্রদায় ভিত্তিক সংগঠন, অনুবাদ: মোহাম্মদ আব্দুর রহমান মিঞা, ঢাকা: ন্যাশনাল ইনস্টিটিউট অব লোকাল গভর্ণমেন্ট, ১৯৯২।

রহমান আসহাবুর, বাংলাদেশের কৃষি কাঠামো কৃষক সমাজ ও উন্নয়ন, ঢাকা: ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লি:, ১৯৮৬।

রহমান হোসেন জিল্লুর, মাঠ গবেষণা ও গ্রামীণ দারিদ্র: পদ্ধতি বিষয়ে কতিপয় সংলাপ, ঢাকা: ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লি:, ১৯৯৪।

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