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Why Nations Fail to Feed the Poor:The Politics of Food Security in Bangladesh

Author :  Mohammad Mozahidul Islam

Product Details

  • Country India
  • Publisher Manohar Publisher & Distributors,New Delhi
  • ISBN9789391928636
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2022
  • Bib. Info317p,;22cm. Includes Bibliography and Index
  • Product Weight620 gms.
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This book examines the political and economic dimensions of food security in Bangladesh and assesses the role of the state in meeting the challenges of food security. The key concern, which is at the heart of this study, is to explore how Bangladesh responds, when its people go hungry. There are no detailed empirical studies that examine the Bangladesh’s role by providing an historical cum political analysis; how­ever conventional approaches are primarily concerned with a partial diagnosis of the economic or nutritional problems of food security. This work provides a detailed picture of the missing dimensions of stateness that include the strength of institutions, the scope of state functions, and other important attributes. In doing so, it uses the concept of neo-patrimonialism to explore the political system of Bangladesh. This book explicates the various impediments to food security, ranging from the process of policy formulation to their implementation mechanisms. It unpacks the structural weaknesses of the Bangladeshi state’s institutional capacity in promoting food security, and, in the process, argues that the root cause of food insecurity is deeply embedded in the nature of the government itself, and the political institutions that link the state and society. About the Author Mohammad Mozahidul Islam is Professor, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He obtained his PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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