Bangladesh: from Mujib to Ershad : an interpretive study

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - History - 228 pages
This critical study of the first 20 years of Bangladesh examines Bangladesh's ethos and legacy. Lawrence Ziring traces the tragic circumstances of its emergence and the difficulties encountered in giving expression to Bengali political aspirations. In major part, the volume analyzes the performances of Bangladesh's principal leaders, who sought, Ziring argues, to articulate the sentiments of their people, but nevertheless failed the nation.

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Contents

The Making of Bangladesh
1
Genesis of the Awami League
16
Awami League Government
29
Copyright

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Larry Ziring is the Arnold E. Schneider Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University. Author/editor of more than twenty books, his latest publication is PAKISTAN: AT THE CROSSCURRENT OF HISTORY (2003). Currently engaged in studying the evolution of terrorism and its impact on the international system, he recently completed a study of the anatomy of terror in South Aisa. Among his recent publication are: PAKISTAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1997) and an edition in Urdu (2003), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A POLITICAL DICTIONARY (1995), BANGLADESH FROM MUJIB TO ERSHAD (1992), and THE MIDDLE EAST: A POLITICAL DICTIONARY (1992). Director of the Western Michigan University graduate program in Development Administration, his teaching responsibilities include American Foreign Policy, International Relations, The United Nations, International Law and Development Administration.

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