Honours Syllabi Part 4

Part- IV

GP. 401: Research Methodology

Social Research: Its meaning, importance and limitations. Various types of social research. Basic elements of social research: Concept, definition, variable, hypothesis, theory, ethics in social research.

Measurement and Operationalism, Reliability and Validity, Research Design, Sampling in Social Research.

Methods of data collection: Social survey, case study, content analysis, experimental method, observation, interview, questionnaire, document study.

Data processing, frequency distribution, graphical representation of data, report writing.

Social Statistics: Meaning, use, importance, limitations.

Measures of central tendency measures of dispersion, Binominal, Poisson, Normal and Multinominal distribution, Correlation Techniques-Contingency tables, Chi-squire, Tests of significance-T test, F test, Regression.

Time Series Analysis: Components of Time Series-different measures of trends.

(Field Study)

Selected Readings

A. L. Strause, Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Andrew Sayer, Method in Social Science, London: Routledge, 1992.

Bernard S. Phillips, Social Research: Strategy and Tactices, NewYork: Macmillan, 1976

Bridget Somekh and Cathy Lewin, Research Methods in the Social Science, New Delhi: Vistaar Publications, 2005.

Earl Babbie, The Practice of Social Research, U.S.A.: Words Worth Publishing Company, 1983,

King, Keohane and Verba, Designing Social Inquiry, Princeton; New Jersey: Princeton, University Press, 1994.

Louis Cohen and Michael Holliday, Statistics for Social Scientists, London: Harper and Row Publishers, 1982.

Martin Bulmor, Sociological Research Methods: An Introduction, New Brunswick (USA) and London Transaction Publishers, 1984.

S. Bhrad waj, Case Study Method: Theory and Practice, New Delhi: National Books Organisation, 1989.

Sam Kash Kachigan, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, NY: Radius, 1991.

Smith et al, Political Research Methods: Foundations and Techniques, Houghton: Boston, 1976.

William Foote Whyte, Learning from the Field: A Guide from Experience, USA: Sage, 1984.

Ian Shapiro, Rogers M. Smith, and Tarek E. Masoud (eds.), Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

মোঃ আবদুল মাননান ও সামসুন্নাহার খানম মেরী, সামাজিক গবেষণা ও পরিসংখ্যান পরিচিতি, ঢাকা: অবসর, ২০০২।

GP. 402 :  Public Policy Analysis

Basic elements and definitions of public policy; emergence of public policy analysis as a separate discipline, purpose, scope, and context of public policy analysis, relevance of public policy analysis in politics.

Approaches to policy-making, politics of policy-designing, role of bureaucracy, pressure groups, international donors/agencies in public policy-making.

Policy implementation analysis; concepts and approaches, policy contents and contexts and characteristics of implementing bureaucracy-an interactive process, implementing policy-focus on field administration, politics-administration dichotomy-the convergence vis-a-vis divergence of political and bureaucratic actors, problems of implementation with reference to developing countries, mechanisms of policy-monitoring during Implementation.

Policy evaluation; approaches to evaluation-planning and needs evaluation, process evaluation, efficiency evaluation, impact evaluation.

Inter-disciplinary nature of public policy analysis; political, economic, social and ethical etc.

(Selected Policy Issues from Bangladesh will be examined).
Selected Readings

Allison, Graham., Essence of Decision, Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1971.

Bardach, Eugene, The Implementation Game, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1977.

Edwords, George, Implementing Public Policy, Washington D.C.: Congress Quarterly Press, 1980.

Grindle, Merille S. (ed.), Politics and Policy Implementation in the Third World, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Ham Christopher and Michael Hill (ed.), The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State, New York: St. Martin Press, 1984.

Jones, Charles, An Introduction to the Study of Public Policy, Mass: Duxbury Press, 1975.

M. Abul Kashem Mozumder “Politics of designing Public Policies in the Third World: A Critic”, BIISS Journal, Vol.15, No.2, 1994, pp. 161-176.

——-, “Implementing Public Policies: A Critical Appraisal of Third Linkage Between Content and Context”, Development Review, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1994, pp. 14-30.

——-, “Managing Development Policies and Programmes: A focus on Internal dynamics of Field Bureaucracy”, Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 5, No. 1 (annual Issue), 1996, pp. 23-44.

Susan, Barrett and Colin Fudge (ed.), Policy and Action, London: Methuen, 1981.

GP. 403: Security Studies 

Security Studies: Meaning, Scope and Field of Security Studies – Securitization. Forms of Conventional and Non-Conventional Security, International Arms Restraint – The Laws of War of Just War Theory, Human Security, Food Security, World Health problem and Global Health Security, Economic Security and Globalization, Natural and Man Made Disasters, Environmental and Ecological Security, The Emergent Security Issues of Post-Cold War Era – Military Threats, Terrorism and Globalization, Management of Security – National/International – Collective Security-NATO, Cooperative Security – ASEAN, ANZUS – Regional Cooperation with particular reference to South Asia – Disarmament and non-Proliferation, Transnational Crime and Comparative Justice, Crime Against Humanity, Security of Small States with Special reference to Bangladesh.

 Selected Readings

Buzan, Barry, People, States, Fear, New York: Harvester Wheatseaf, 1991.

Hafiz, A.M., and Khan, Rob A., (eds.), Security of Small States, Dhaka: UPL, 1987.

Ken Boulding, Conflict and Defense, New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1962.

Lester R. Brown, “Redefining National Security”, In brown et.al. eds. State of the World, Washington, DC: Worldwatch Paper, 1986.

Maniruzzaman, T., The Security of Small States in the Third World, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1989.

Mohammed Ayoob, The Third World Security Predicament: State Making, Regional Conflicts, and the International System, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 1995.

Olava Otunnu, The Peace and Security Agenda of the United Nations: From a Crossroads into the Next Century, New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999.

Thoms Schelling, The Strategy of Conflict, New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.

GP. 404: Legislative Process in Bangladesh

–    Legislatures as Institutions in New States-Legislative origins and history-growth of legislatures in British India; Bengal legislatures, legislatures in United Pakistan.

–          Legislatures in Bangladesh: formation and functioning.

–    Rules of Procedure; arrangement of legislative business, rules of debate and deliberation.

–    The Speaker and his designated role.

–    Legislative functions of Parliament; authority of parliament and stages in legislative process.

–    Financial functions of Parliament; Financial procedure in parliament: the financial scrutiny by the House.

–    Oversight functions of the Parliament; parliamentary control of the Executive; parliamentary committees and functioning of the committee system.

–    Representative functions of the parliament; policy roles and electoral duties of the MPs; sovereignty of the legislature; challenges.

–    The Parliament Secretariat; organization and role.

–    The Private Sector and its interaction with the Parliament.

–    Gender balance and gender issues in parliament. (Field Study).

Selected Readings

Ameller, M. Parliaments: A Comparative Study on the Structure and Functioning of Representative Institutions in 55 Countries, London: Cassell for the Inter Parliamentary Union, 1966.

Blondel. J. Comparative Legislatures, Englewood cliffs. N. J.: Prentice Hall, 1973.

Buston and Drewry, Legislation and Public Policy, London: 1986.

Butt, R. The Power of Parliament, London: Constable, 1967.

Husain, Shawkat Ara, Politics and Society in Bengal, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 1991.

K. M. Mahiuddin, The Parliamentary Committees in Bangladesh: An Analysis of its Functioning, Sarrbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

Nizam Ahmed, Limits of Parliament Control: Public Spending in Bangladesh, Dhaka, UPL, 2006.

Nizam Ahmed, The Parliament of Bangladesh, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.

Nizam Ahmed, The Parliament of Bangladesh, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002.

Nizam Ahmed and A. T. M. Obiduallh (eds.) The Working of Parliamentary Committees in Westminster Systems: Lessons for Bangladesh, Dhaka: the University Press Limited, 2007.

Limited. Smith and Musolf (eds) Legislatures in Development Dynamics of Change in New and Old States, Durhom: DUP, 1979.

Taiabur Rahman, Parliamentary Control and Government Accountability, London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

Wheare, K. C. Legislatures. London: Oxford University Press, 1968.

আল মাসুদ হাসানউজ্জামান, বাংলাদেশে সংসদীয় গণতন্ত্র, রাজনীতি ও গভান্যার্ন্স, ঢাকা: ইউপিএল, ২০০৯.

GP. 405: Feminism in Political Theory

Feminism – Theories-Experiences-Movements against oppression of women, Social Construction of Feminism, Crisis in Feminism, Men in Feminism, Post-Feminism.

Some basic concepts – gender discrimination, gender stereotyping, gender inequality, gender equity, gender awareness, gender balance, gender sensitivity, gender mainstreaming.

Feminist Theoretical Approaches – Liberal, Radical, Marxist and Socialist, Psychoanalytic, Existential, Post modernism, Development. Feminism, Black Feminism, African Feminism, Eco Feminism, Third World Feminism, Islamic Feminism.

Gendered Nature in Political Thought – The ‘Man’ of Reason-The Masculinisation of Thought.

Feminist Interpretation and Political Theory – Greek Tradition of Mysogyny- Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, Marx, Engels, Foucault, Hobermas.

Feminism as an Alternative Discourse – Feminism and Religious Fundamentalism, Women and Colonialism, Post- colonial discourse, Modernization and Gendered Modernities, How Neo-liberalism appropriated feminist movement, Women and Democracy, Women and Development, Women and Environment.

Selected Feminist Thinkers – Mary Wollstonecraft – Vindication of the Rights of Women Betty Frieden – The Feminist Mystique, Deniz Kandiyoti- Bargaining with Patriarchy, Simone de Beauvoir-The Second Sex, বেগম রোকেয়া – অবরোধ বাসিনী, সুলতানার স্বপ্ন।

Feminist Methods in Social Research – Ethnography, experimental research, cross-cultural research, oral history, content analysis, case studies, action research, creation of new methods

Selected Readings:

Carloe Peteman, The Disorder of Women: Democracy Feminism and Political Theory, Dhaka: Stamford University Press, 1987.

Ebshtain Jera Bethke, Public Man Private Woman, Martin Peterson: Oxford, 1981.

Genevieve Lloyd, The Man of Reason. Male and Female in Western Philosophy, London: Methuen & Co, 1984.

Haideh Moghissi, Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism, London: Zed Books, 1999.

Haleh Ashfar, Women and Politics in the Third World, New York: Routledge, 1996.

Imelda Whelehan, Modern Feminist Thought, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995.

Judith Lorber, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, California: Boxbury Publishing Company, 1998.

Mary Lyndon Shanley and Carole Pateman (eds), Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory, U.S.A: The Pennsylvania University Press, 1977.

Shulamit Reinhartz, Feminist Methods in Social Research, New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Susan Moller Okin, Women in Western Political Thought, London: Virago Ltd, 1980.

Vicky Randall, Women and Politics: An International Perspective, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Wendy Stakes, Women in Contemporary Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge Polity Press, 2005.

GP. 406: Environment: Issues and Problems
Introduction to Environment.
Approaches to Environment: Ecological, Social, Political and Cultural.
Role of Humankind in Changing Environment, Global Warming and Green House Effects – Causes and Consequences.

Environmental Problems – Social Economic and Political Environmental Impacts of Urbanization – Production/Industrialization, Consumption and Distribution Activities; Population Displacement and Migration, Traffic congestion, Urban Poverty.

Rural Development and Environment; Rural Poverty and Environment, Sustainable Development; Concept, Issues, Constraints and Prospects.

Environmental Management and Social Movements – Green Peace, Eco-Feminism.

Environment and Security.  International Efforts Toward Environmental Management and Control, World Conservation and Heritage; Rio-de-Jenerio, New-York, and Kyoto Copenhagen etc. International Law and Environment; Conflict. Resolutions Among Nations on Sharing and Conserving Natural Resources and Natural Degradation.

Emergence of Environment on the Political Agenda of Bangladesh : Convergence’s and Divergences among Sectoral  Approaches, Water Issue, Pollution Issue, Climate Issue, Bangladesh Climate Change strategy and Action Plan-2009. Social Engineering, etc. Environment Management Action Plan in Bangladesh; Evaluation of Relevant Studies Undertaken by Government Organizations, Non-Government Organizations and Independent Consultants.

Selected Readings

Andrew Goudie, The Human Impact on the Natural Environment Past, Present, and Future, UK: John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2005.

Avijit Gupta, Ecology and Development in the Third World, New York: Routledge, 1988.

——-Ecofeminism, Zed, Books, 1993.

Hameeda Hossain et. al. (ed.), From Crisis to Development – Coping with disasters in Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 1992.

Jafar Ahmed Chowdhury, Essays on Environment, Dhaka: Botomul, 2007.

Kingsley Daris and M a Bernstam (ed.), Resources, Environment and Population Present Knowledge and Future Options, Oxford University Press, 1991.

Narottam Gaan, Environment and National Security: The Case of South Asia, Dhaka: The University Press Limited, Bangladesh, 2000.

Nazmul Alam, M. Abul Kashem Mozumder, Tipaimukh and the Beyond, Dhaka: AH Development, 2009.

Peter Bartelmus, Environment, Growth and Development: The Concepts and strategies of Sustainability, New York: Routledge, 1994.

Roushan Jahan, Environment and development gender Perspective, Dhaka: Women for Women, 1995.

Rusel Dymes Ktal (ed.), Sociology of Disasters – Contribution of Sociology to Disaster Research, U.S.A.: Franco Angeli, 1987.

UNEP, Bangladesh State of the Environment, Bangkok: UNEP, 2001.

Vandana Shiva, Staying Alive, USA: Zed Books, 1989.

Zinatunnessa R.M.M. Khuda, Environmental Degradation: Challenges of the 21st Century, Dhaka: Environmental Survey and Research Unit, 2001.

GP. 407: Political Systems of South-East Asia

(Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar)

The region: social and cultural setting.

Historical and colonial experiences-nationalist movements.

Nation-building Processes.

Organs of  Government.

Political  Processes-Groups.

Military and the Political System.

Party System, Elections, Opposition.

Extra-constitutional  Movements.

Regional Cooperation- ASEAN.

 Selected Readings
Almond and Coleman, (ed.), Politics of the Developing Areas, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Brian Harrison, South East Asia: A Short History, NewYork-St.: Martin Press, 1966.

David J. Steinburg, In Search of Southeast Asia, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1971.

Dr Sar Desai, South East Asia: Past and Present, New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1981.

Geerge McTurnan Kahin, Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1952.

——-, Government and Politics of Southeast Asia, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1964.

J. G. Taylor and Turton, Sociology of Developing Societies-South East Asia, London: MacMillan, 1871.

Lucian W. Pye. South East Asia’s Political Systems, New Jersey: Englewood Cliffs Prentice Hall, 1967.

Richard Butwell, South-East Asia Today and Tomorrow: Problems of Political development, London: Pall Mall Press, 1969.

Smith M Roger (ed.), South -East Asia: Documents of Political Development and Change, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974.

Van Der Mehden, Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia, Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964.

R. S. Milne and Diane K. Mauzy, Malaysian Politics under Mahathir, London: Routledge, 1999.

N. Ganesan and Kyaw Yin Hlaing (eds.), Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007.

Monique Skidmore and Trevor Wilson (eds), Myanmar: The State, Community and the Environment, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press and the Australian National University, 2007.

 GP. 408:  Political Systems of Africa: (Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya)

Socio-Cultural and Political Background: Colonial Heritage, Nationalist Movements – Constitution, Structure of State and Government – Problems of Institution and Nation-Building – Political Parties and Pressure Groups- Role of Extra- Constitutional Forces; Recent Political Change.

Selected Readings

Anirudha Gupta, Politics in Africa: Personalities, Issues and Ideologies, New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 1988.

J. P. Mackintosh, Nigerian Government and Politics, London: George Allan and Unwin, 1966.

J. S. Colenan, Background to Nationalism in Nigeria, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Jack Goody, Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa, London: Cambridge Univesity Press, 1971.

K. A. Busia, Africa in Search of Democracy, London: Routledge & Kegam Paul, 1967.

Samir Amin, Neo-Colonialism in Africa, New York:  Monthly Review Press, 1971.

GP. 409: Bangladesh Constitution and Government

–    The Constitution: Preamble to the Constitution and Main Features, Directive Principles of State Policy; Fundamental Rights and Duties, Procedure for the Amendment of the Constitution.

–    The Executive: The President – Qualification for the office and the system of election, Powers and functions of the President. Methods to remove the President. The Prime Minister- power and function, Cabinet, Council of Ministers, Caretaker Government.

–    The Legislature: Jatiya Sangsad-composition, powers and functions.

–    The Judiciary: Organization, powers and functions of the Supreme Court, Appointment, tenure and removal of Judges. Organization of subordinates Courts.

–    The Election Commission. The office of the Attorney-General, the Comptroller and Auditor-General, the Public Service Commission.

Selected Readings

A. M. M. Shawkat Ali, Bangladesh Civil Service: A Political-Administrative Perspective, Dhaka: University Press, 2004.

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.

Dilara Choudhury, Constitutional Development in Bangladesh. Karachi: Oxford University Press, USA, 1997.

GOB, The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. National Legislative Bodies, 1972.

K. M. Mahiuddin, The Parliamentary Committees in Bangladesh: An Analysis of its Functioning, Sarrbrücken(Germany): VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

Nazma Ahmed, Non-Party Caretaker Government in Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 2004.

Nizam Ahmed, The Parliament of Bangladesh, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.

Syed G. Ahmed, Public Personnel Administration in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1986.

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

আল মাসুদ হাসানউজ্জামান, বাংলাদেশে সংসদীয় গণতন্ত্র, রাজনীতি ও গভান্যার্ন্স, ঢাকা: ইউপিএল, ২০০৯.

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