MSS Syllabi

MSS Syllabi : (Sessions: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
Master of Social Science (MSS) Syllabi[*]

(Sessions: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013)


The Structure of Examination and Course Outline

Courses of study for a Master’s Degree in Government and Politics shall extend over one academic year and the final examination shall be held at the end of the academic year. The program is arranged under two groups- General and Thesis. The students doing a Master’s Degree in Government and Politics in the General Group shall undertake courses as prescribed below totaling 700 marks. A Thesis Group student shall undertake courses totaling 500 marks, and submit a thesis/dissertation carrying 200 marks.


The total marks allotted to each course will be distributed between written examination, and class work consisting of terminal tests, tutorials and class attendance, in the ratio of 70:20:10.


Tutorial evaluation (20 percent marks for each course) shall be carried out through tutorial examination/class evaluation and terminal tests etc. In addition, the students (both groups) shall be required to take a Viva-Voce examination carrying 50 marks. Failure to appear at the Viva-Voce Examination shall disqualify a student from passing the examination.

The Structure of Examination


Thesis Group

General Group
























Compulsory Courses

Course No




GP 501

Political Thought: Recent and Contemporary



GP 502

Modern Political Analysis



GP 503

Governance: Issues and Problems



GP 504

Development Studies



GP 505

Racism and Ethnic Politics



GP 506

Political Management in Bangladesh



GP 507

Foreign Policy of Bangladesh






Optional Courses

(For non-thesis group 200 marks (8 credit hour) only from following optional courses.)


Course No




GP 508

Party Politics in Bangladesh



GP 509

Contemporary International Politics and World Order



GP 510

Public Policies in Bangladesh



GP 511

Military and Politics



GP 512

Peasant Politics



GP 513

Human Rights: Issues and Problems




GP 514 : M. A. Thesis –  200

(Only for those students who will secure minimum 3.6 GPA marks in their B.S.S. (Hons.) Examination)


Course Outline

GP. 501: Political Thought: Recent and Contemporary

Idealism: Kant and Hegel, Scientific Socialism: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao-Ze-Dong.

Revisionism: Bernstein.

Existentialism: Jean Paul Sartre.

Russell, Kautsky, Simon-de- Beauvoir.

Recent Trends: Democracy, Socialism, Post Modernism.

Selected Readings

Arnold Brecht, Political Theory, Princeton, N.J.: University Press, 1959.

C. C. Maxey, The Shaping of Modern Political Thought, New York: Prentice Hall, 1965.

Harold J. Laski, The Rise of European Liberalism, London: Oxford University Press, 1936.

Issac Deutscher, Stalin: A Political Biography, New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.

J. Bruce Glasier, The Meaning of Socialism, Manchester: The National Labor Press, 1920.

John H. Hallowell, Main Currents in Modern Political Thought, New York: Henry Holty and Company, 1950.

John MacCunn, Six Radical Thinkers, London: Martin Hopkinson, 1934.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Communist Manifesto and Other Writings, New York: International Publishers, 1971.

M. E. Marty and R. S Appleby (ed.), Fundamentalism Observed, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1994.

Paul Le Blance (ed.), From Marx to Gramsci, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1996.

Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex, New York: Vintage, 2011.

William Ebenstein, Modern Political Thought, Calcutta: World Press, 1974.

আবুল কাসেম ফজলুল হক (অনুবাদ সম্পাদনা), মাওসে তুং এর রচনাবলীর নির্বাচিত বানী, ঢাকা: চলন্তিকা বইঘর, ১৯৯২।

সৈয়দ মকসুদ আলী, ফরাসী বিপ¬বোত্তর রাষ্ট্রচিন্তা, ঢাকা: ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, ১৯৮৪ ।

মো: আবদুল মাননান, সমকালীন রাজনৈতিক তত্ত¡ ও বিশে­ষণ, ঢাকা: অবসর, ২০০৯।


GP. 502 : Modern Political Analysis

Political Analysis: Meaning – qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Basic concepts, and techniques of analysis-Causal analysis, Paradigms and paradigmatic analysis.

Problems of application of models/theories.

Problems of analysis of voting behavior.

A critical analysis of major approaches to political inquiry.

Advanced quantitative analysis: Problems of measurement; Level of analysis problem in politics. Problems of theory and hypothesis testing; bi-variate and multiple regression as techniques for assessing causal effect.

Selected Readings

Alan C. Isaak, Scope and Methods of Political Science, Homewood, Illinois: Dorsey Press, 1975.

Arnold Brecht, Political Theory: The Foundations of Twentieth Century Political Thought, Princeton: PUP, 1984.

Baruch Brody (ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of Science, Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

Bernard S. Phillip, Social Research: Strategy and Tactics, NY: McMillan, 1976.

Gcorge Graham, Methodological Foundation for Political Analysis, Waltham, Massa: Xerox College, 1971.

James L. Payne, Foundation of Empirical Political Analysis, Chicago: Markham, 1973.

King, Keohane and Verba, Designing Social Inquiry, New Jersey: Princeton up, 1994.

Robert Dahl, Modern Political Analysis, Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1992.

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

Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: CUP, 1970.

GP 503 :  Governance: Issues and Problems

Governance: concepts, meaning of good governance.

Democratization and governance; Institutional framework and competence, legitimacy and authority, transparency and accountability, political leadership, capability, State participatory process.

Governance – Legislature and Legislative Control, Judiciary, Public administrative Process, legal order, Implementing Human Rights.

Governance and economy, growth, stability and equity, urbanization process

Governance and institution building, party process and institutionalization, bureaucratic development and bureaucratization, Civil Society, Building Blocks, interest group behaviour and internal dynamics. Informal governance.

-Problems of religious, linguistic and other social cleavages, cultural autonomy and national integration in multi national states.

Local Governance and NGOs, donor perspectives, Role of informal structures, Dispute resolution process and customer access.

Governance and the international development community – multi-national corporation:

globalization: global governance

(Cases will be drawn from developing societies with particular reference to Bangladesh).

Selected Readings

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

Alan Ball, Modern Politics and Government, London: Macmillan Press, 1977.

Ataur Rahman, “Challenges of Governance in Bangladesh”, BIISS Journal, Vol.14, Number 4, October, 1993.

Finkle and Gable, Political Development and social Change, New York: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd edition, 1971.

G. D. Wood, Bangladesh Whose Ideas Whose Interests, Dhaka: UPL, 1954.

K. M. deSilva(ed.), Problems of Governance, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 1993.

Michael P. Todaro, Economic Development in the Third World, New York: Longman, 1986.

Rehman Sobhan, Bangladesh: Problems of Governance, New Delhi: Konark Publishers, Pvt. Ltd. 1993.

Rehman Sobhan, Public Enterprise in Intermediate Regime, Dhaka: BIDS, 1993.

Schumpeter. J. A, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: New Delhi: S. Chand  & Co., 1980.

Solo Robert A. The Positive State, New York: South Westview Publisher. 1982.

Toma Seusk Katarina, Development Aid and Human Rights, London: Pinter Pub. 1989.

Toye John, Dilemmas of development, UK: Baril Blackwell, 1987.

GP. 504: Development Studies

Development: Meaning, Concept and Multiple Dimensions.

Contemporary Issues and Approaches: The State and Development, Individual’s Choice and Development, Structural Changes and Development, Democracy and Development, Globalization and Development- The Role of WTO, World Bank, IMF.

Agents of Development: Political Parties, Bureaucracy, Civil Society, Interest Groups, NGOs, Information Technology and Media.

Human Development and Social Sector Strategies: Population, Education, Health and Nutrition, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Pollution and Environmental Regulations- Sustainable Development

Problems of Rural development – Various approaches: Micro-credit and Development: Micro-Credit Policies and Management.

Selected Readings

A. Escober, Encountering Development, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Atiq Rahman and Saleemul Hoq (eds.), Environment and Development in Bangladesh Vols. I & 2.

Charles K. Wilber, Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, New York: Mcgraw-Hill College, 1995.

Dudlcy Seers, Meaning of Development, London: Frances Pinter Ltd., 1983.

John Rapley; Understanding Development, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

Jonethan Crush (ed.). Power of Development, London: Routledge, 1995.

M Turner, Hulme, D. Governance, Administration and Development: Making the State Work. London: Macmillan, 1997.

Michael Redolift, Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions, London: Routledge, 1987.

R. Wade, Governing the Market, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Soumitra Sharma, Development Strategy and the Developing Countries, New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 1983.

Stuart Corbridge (ed.) Development Studies: A Reader, London: Edward Arnold, 1995.

Todero, Development Economics, New York: Addison Wesley, 2002.

W. M. Adams, Green Development, London: Taylor & Francis, 2007.

World Bank, The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy, New York: University Press, 1993.

 GP. 505: Racism and Ethnic Politics

The concept of race and ethnicity, development of racial theories in Europe and the United States.

Social meaning and political significance of racism and ethnic relations in contemporary politics.

Approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.

Racial and ethnic stratification, power and pattern of inequality, ethnicity and class in plural societies, religious communalism and tribal ethnicity.

Techniques of dominance, prejudice and discrimination.

Racial and ethnic conflict and cleavages, inter group and intra group cleavages. Ethnic problems and constraints in national integration.

Resolution of racial and ethnic conflict-Multiculturalism and other state policies. Minority reactions to subordination and discrimination.

(Case studies will be drawn from developed and developing countries).

Selected Readings

Brewton Berry, Race and Ethnic Relations, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.

C. A. Macarteny, National States and National Minorities, London: Oxford University Press, 1985.

F. Barth, Ethnic groups and Boundaries-The Social Organization of Cultural Differences, Universitetsforlaget, 1969.

Ishtiaq Ahmed, When Democracy Makes Sense-Politics of Ethnicity and the Rise of Separatist Movement in South Asia, Uppsala: AKUT 1996.

John Solomos and LesBack, Racisn and Society, England: Macmillan, 1996.

L. A. Despress, Ethnicity and Resource Competition in Plural Societies, Herndon, Virginia: Walter De Gruyter Inc, 1975.

Martin N. Marger, Race and Ethnic Relations, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1985.

Mizanur Rahman Shelly (ed.), The Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, Dhaka: CDRB, 1992.

P. Krishnan, Status and Identity in a Pluralistic Society, Delhi: BR Publishing Co., 1995.

S. Masud Ali, Fearful State, London: Zed Press, 1995

ডি, ব্রাউন, আমারে কবর দিও হাটুভাঙ্গার বাঁকে, ঢাকা: সংঘ প্রকাশন, ১৯৯৭।

GP: 506 – Political Management in Bangladesh

Political Management: Meaning, Scope and Subject Matters Elements and Techniques of political management. Functions of Political Management; The Techniques of Political Management.

Management of Political Conflict: Crisis management in the electoral, legislative and issue management arenas; Factional politics, Role of civil society, regional and International Organizations.

Relationships between Politics and Bureaucracy: Central, Regional and Grassroots levels; Government – Interest Group relations: FBCCI, DCCI, BGMEA, SKOP, BMA, and other interest groups.

Management of Electoral Politics: Role of the Election Commission, Political Parties, Caretaker Government; Selection of EC.

Election and Campaign Finance Law: Election law and Campaign, Fundraising in Elections, Elections in Bangladesh, Change and Factors in election campaigns – Recent trends, and Electoral Corruption.
Contemporary Communications Media: Role of media in democracy; Influences of media in elections and campaign of political parties.
Evolving Social and Political Changes within Society.

Selected Readings

A. Sabur Humayun Kabir, Conflict Management and Sub-Regional Cooperation in Asian Relevance for SAARC, Dhaka: APPL, 2010.

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

Blakeney and Boris, Political Management in Canada, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

G. Bigham Powell, Jr., Contemporary Democracies, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Good, The Politics of Public Management, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Harun ur Rashid, An Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, Dhaka: University Press, 2005.

Humayun Kabir, Civil Society and Democracy in Bangladesh. Dhaka: APPL, 2010.

Mark H. Moore, Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Michael E. Kraft and Scott R. Furlong, Public Policy: Politics, Analysis and Alternatives, Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2009.

Moonir Ahmar (ed.), Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia, Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2003.

Muhammad Yeahia Akhter, Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2001.

NDI, Making Every Vote Count: Domestic Election Monitory in Asia, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 1996.

Pippa Norris, Driving Democracy, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

———–, Electoral Engineering, New York: Cambridge University Press, 200/2007.

Robert Mnookin, Bargaining with the Davil, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010.

Salauddin Ahmed, Bangladesh: Past and Present, New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, 2004.

Talukdar Maniruzzaman, Group Interests and Political Changes: Studies of Pakistan and Bangladesh, New Delhi: South Asia Books, 1982.

The CCHRB Election Observation Report: The Eighth Parliamentary Election-2001.

Zinnat Ara Nazneen, Popular Participation in Local Administration, Sydney: Cummings Publishing Company, 1977.

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

মুহাম্মদ ইয়াহ্ইয়া আখতার, দুর্নীতির ¯^রূপ অšে^ষণঃ বাংলাদেশ, ঢাকা: নিবেদন পাবলিকেশন্স, ১৯৯০।

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

GP. 507: Foreign Policy of Bangladesh

Foreign policy: Concept, Goals, behaviour and determinants.

Emergence of Bangladesh: Historical Background – Big power diplomacy during the Liberation War; Impact of the emergence of Bangladesh on international affairs.

Small States in World politics – security, military and non-military.

Foreign Policy of Bangladesh – (a) Goals, Determinants and Policy formulation Process. (b) Security, geopolitical and environmental issues – Defence Strategy of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh and the Major Powers – USA, former USSR-Russia, China, Japan, UK.

Bangladesh and its Neighbours.

Bangladesh and the Third World – The Non-aligned Movement and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh and the Muslim World.

Bangladesh and the United Nations.

Bangladesh and Multilateral Organizations – European Union, SAARC, OPEC, WTO, NAFTA, GATT, SAPTA, SAFTA, BIMSTEC, D-8, etc.

 Selected Readings

Dilara Choudhury, Bangladesh and the South Asian International System, London: Scorpion Publishers, 1992.

Emajuddin Ahmed (ed.), Foreign Policy of Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 1984.

——, Bangladesh South Asia and the World, Dhaka: Academic Publication, 1992.

Iftekharuzzaman (ed.), Bangladesh and SAARC, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1992.

M. G. Kabir and Shaukat Hassan (ed.), Issues and Challenges Facing Bangladesh Foreign Policy, Dhaka: BSIS, 1989.

Michal P. Sullivan, International Relations: Theory’s and Evidence, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1976.

R. C. Macridis, Foreign Policy in World Politics, London:  Prentice Hall, 1992.

Stephen S Good Speed, The Nature and Function of International Organization, New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.
Talukder Maniruzzaman, The Secrity of Small states in the Third World, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1982.
Warner Levi, Fundamentals of World Organizations, Minneapolis, USA: The University of Minnesota Press, 1953.

Optional Courses

GP. 508: Party Politics in Bangladesh

Political Party: Theories-Duverger, Mitchels, La Palomabara, Lenin.

Party System: Multi-Party system, Dual-Party System, Single party System.

Political Party and Interest Group.

Party in Legislature: Formal role.

Political Parties in Bangladesh: Historical development, Leadership, Social Bases, Structure, Ideology-Programme, Factionalism and Conflict Resolution, Electoral Behavior, Party-Government Relationship, Party in Opposition, Alliances and Inter-Party Relationship.

Selected Readings

Abdul Bayes and Anu Muhammad, Bangladesh at 25 An Analytical Discourse on Development, Dhaka: UPL, 1998.

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

Al Masud Hasanuzzaman (ed.), Bangladesh: Crisis of Political Development, Government & Politics Department, Dhaka: Academic Publisher, 1988.

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

Ball R. Alen, Modern Politics and Government, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,1977.

Golam Hossain, General Ziaur Rahman and the BNP, Dhaka: UPL, 1988.

J. C. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, New York: Harper Perennial, 1962.

James D. Barber, The Presidential Character, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992.

La Palombara (ed.), Politics Within Nations, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

M. Duverger, Political Parties, New York: Taylor & Francis, 1963.

M. Gulam Kabir, Changing Face of Nationalism the Case of Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 1994.

M. Salimullah Khan (ed.), Politics and Stability in Bangladesh, Government & Politics Department, Dhaka: Academic Publisher, 1985.

Pippa Norris, Electoral Engineering, Cambridge: CUP, 2004.

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

Shyamoli Ghosh, The Awami League 1949-71, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1990.

Sigmund Newman, ed., Modern Political Parties, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,1956.

The Jahangirnagr Review, Part C Vol. VI, 1992.

গোলাম হোসেন, বাংলাদেশঃ সরকার ও রাজনীতি, সরকার ও রাজনীতি বিভাগ, ঢাকা: একাডেমিক পাবলিশার্স ১৯৯২।

তারেক শামসুর রেহমান, বাংলাদেশের রাজনীতির ২৫ বছর, ঢাকা : মাওলা ব্রাদার্স, ১৯৯৮।

GP. 509: Contemporary International Politics and World Order

Nature of International Politics since the demise of the cold war, Theories and Models.

Nature of International conflict: Ethno-racial, tribalism and nationhood, culture, influence of religion-action-reaction.

Arms Race with new dimension, potential nuclear powers and their behavior in International politics.

Perception in International Affairs: Outlook or different powers and societies.

Multinational Corporations and other non-nation state Actors in International Politics.

Alliance and Security: NATO, OAU.

Regionalism and World order: EU, AU.

International Organizations: NAM, OIC, G-8.

UN and International Security: Role of the UN in 21st Century, Peace Keeping Operations etc.

Globalization and its impact.

Selected Readings

Burns Weston, Richard A. Falk, Anthony A. D Amato, International law and world order: a problem-oriented coursebook, New York: West Pub. Co., 1980.

Charles W. Kegley Jr. & Eugen R. Wittkopf, World Politics: Trend and Transformation, USA: Wadsworth Publishing, 2005.

Gary K. Bertsch, ed. Global policy studies, California: SAGE Publications, 1982.

Harold Brown, Thinking About National Security: Defense and Foreign Policy in Dangerous World, New York: Westview Press, 1983.

James Lee Ray, Global Politics, USA: Wadsworth Publishing; 9 ed., 2007.

Jeffrey A. Hart, The New International Economic Order, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 1983.

Klaus Knorr, James N. Resenau ed., The International System: Theoretical Essays, Princeton: Greenwood Press, 1961.

Phillip Taylor, Nonstate Actors in International Politics: From Transregional to Substate Organizations, New York : Westview Press, 1984.

Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power and Interdependence, Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1977.

Willy Brandt, Common Crisis: North-South, Cooperation for World Recovery, The MIT Press, 1983.

GP. 510: Public Policies in Bangladesh

Public Policies; the interactive relationship between their initiation, formulation, implementation and evaluation revisited.

Growth and development of planning and administrative mechanisms in pre-independence period, the present state of planning and administrative mechanisms in Bangladesh, a critical review of development plans since independence.

Policy – making process in Bangladesh, institutional inputs of policy making, procedures for processing development projects – Ministries, Attached Offices, Planning Commission, NEC, ECNEC etc.,

Policy implementation process in Bangladesh, structural constraints and managerial limitations, mechanisms of policy – monitoring and evaluation.

Analysis of selected policies of the Bangladesh government, Agriculture, Food, Rural Development, Poverty Alleviation, Industrial and Labour, Education, Health and Family Planning, Energy, Water – Resource Management, Environment, and Women Development.

(Case Studies may be necessary)

Selected Readings

Abdullalh, Abu and Azizur Rahman Khan (eds.), State, Market and Development, Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1996.

Ahmed Emajuddin., Bureaucratic Elite in Segmented Economic Growth, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Dhaka: Dhaka University Press, 1980.

Barenstein, Josge, Overcoming Fuzzy Governance in Bangladesh: Dhaka: University Press, Ltd., 1994.

Govt. of Pakistan, Report of the Food and Agriculture Commission, Islamabad: Ministry of Food and Agriculture, 1960.

Islam, Nurul, Development planning in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press, 1977.

LaPorte, Robert, Power and Privilege: Influence and Decision, Making in Pakistan Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

Lindquist. A. G.., Co-operatives, Rural Development and the State: A Bangladesh Case Study, London: University of Sussex, 1978.

Lynn, Laurence E., Managing Public Policy, Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1987.

Rahman Sobhan and Muzaffar Ahmed, Public Enterprise in an Intermediate Regime, Dacca: BIDS, 1981.

Wennergren, Boyd, Charles Authoft and Morris Whitaker, Agricultural Development in Bangladesh, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984.

Wildavsky, Aocon., Speaking Truth to Power: The Art and Graf of Policy Analysis Boston: Little Brown & Co.,1982.

World Bank, Bangladesh: Economic Trends and Development Administration Washington D.C.: South Asian Branch, World Bank, 1984.

GP. 511 : Military and Politics

Military in Politics: a theoretical perspective

Theory of Civil-Military Relations

Political Role of the Military in Developing Countries

Legitimacy Crisis and Process of Civilianization of the military rulers, praetorianism.

Consequences of Military Rule: Development or Decay

Military in Bangladesh Politics.

Military withdrawal after the cold war/ democratization in the 1990s.

Different strategies of military withdrawal from politics.

Military withdrawal from politics: a myth or reality

Military build-up and national security; concept of national security, elements in national security, strategies for security maintenance – global change, new world order, new security concept, regional context, relevance for Bangladesh.

Selected Readings

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

C. E. Welch (ed.), Civilian Control of the Military: Theory and Cases from Developing Countries, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1976.

——, Democracy and Challenge of Development: A Study of Politics and Military Interventions in Bangladesh.

Eric a Nordlinger, Soldiers in Politics: Military coups and Governments, New Jersey: Prentic Hall, 1977.

Golam Hossain, Civil-Military Relations in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1991.

John J Johnson (ed.), The Role of the Military in Underdeveloped Countries, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962.

Morris Janowitz, Military Institutions and Coercion in the Developing Nations, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.

Moudud Ahmed, Democracy and the Challenge of Development: A Study of Politics and Military Interventions in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1995.

S. E. Finer, The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics, London: PallMall Press, 1962.

Samuel P. Huntington, The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.

Talukder Maniruzzaman, Military Withdrawal from Politics: A Comparative Study, Cambridge: Ballinger Publishers, 1987.

Dhaka: University Press Ltd. 1995.

Zillur Rahman Khan, Martial Law to Martial Law: The Leadership Crisis in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1984.

GP.  512: Peasant Politics

Definition of peasantry: Peasantry as class.

Relations of peasants with other social groups.

Peasant Political Orientation and participation-agitation, movement and revolt.

Politics of peasantry: Economic differentiation and politics, Peasantry and electoral politics, Peasant organization and politics, Peasant politics in the Indian Subcontinent.

Peasant Movement in undivided Bengal and Bangladesh.

Selected Readings

Ashish Nandy, The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism, Delhi: Oxford UP, 1988.

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

Markovitz, Irving. L., Power and Class in Africa: An Introduction to Change and Conflict in African Politics, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Ranajit Guha, Peasant Insurgency in British India, London: Duke University Press Books, 1999.

Rosemary. E. Galli (ed.), The Political Economy of Rural Development: Peasants, International Capital and the State, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1981.

S. R. Chakrabarty, Peasant Movement in the Sub-continent, Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2001.
GP.  513: Human Rights Issues and Problems
Human Rights: Meaning, Nature and Scope, Rights and Responsibilities, Rights and Resources, Rights and Human Development.

Traditional Concepts of Social Rights and Responsibilities: Religious Sanctions, Social Values, and Moral Duties.

New Human Rights Since the Mid 20th Century, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Rights as Western and Eastern Concepts, Human Rights and the UN system.

Human Rights in Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Social Rights, Rights of Women, Rights of Children and Minority Rights, Violations and Legal Activism, Legal Aid as a Right, Gender and Rights-Based Development Since Independence.

Human Rights and Judicial System Bangladesh: Informal (Shalish etc.) Justice ADR or Alternative Disputes Resolution and effectiveness, Formal Justice System, Constitutional and Judicial Supremacy, Problems and Prospects of Judicial Independence, Rule of Law and Problems of its Application.

Selected Readings

Christian Lund, Development and Rights, London: Frank Cass Publishers, 1999.

John H. Hallowell, Moral Foundations of Democracy, Indianapolis: Liberty Fund Inc, 2007.

M. A. Halim, Constitution, Constitutional Law and Politics: Bangladesh Perspective, Dhaka: Rico Printers, 1998.

Manoranjan Mohanty, and Partha  Nath Mukherji, People’s Rights, New Delhi: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1998.

Ross Mallick, Development, Ethnicity and Human Rights in South Asia, New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2000.

S. M. Haider, Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Pakistan, Lahore: All Pakistan Legal Decisions, 1967.

Steven C. Angle, Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.



[*] (According to the Master’s Degree Ordinance 2005, MA, MSc, MS, MSS, MS, Pharm. Sci.)


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