Democracy in Bangladesh has its roots in the challenges that it faced during military regime in Pakistan. The first Martial Law in Pakistan had its profound effect in the politics of the country . In the facade of democracy General Ayub Khan introduced basic democracy in Pakistan. Although basic democracy was helpful in materialising development programs in the then East Pakistan , it increased the influence of civil-military bureaucray upto the grassroot level and gave enough leverage to manipulate elections. Bangladesh, too, inherits the legacy of creating a clientale group in villages to control and constrain true democracy .
Our guests in this edition are:
Professor Rownak Jahan , Columbia University , NY ,Professor Rafiuddin Ahmed , Cornell University & El Mira College , Professor Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir, Dhaka University ,Professor Harunur Rashid , Dhaka University