DEVELOPMENT RE-EXAMINED Construction and Consequences of Neoliberal Bangladesh

IMG 20210201 173813 2This book is an attempt to examine the dynamics of neo-liberal development model in Bangladesh with special focus on global institutions, energy, industrial growth and workers’ rights, on GDP growth and environment. The book is divided into six parts. First part investigates organic links between global institutions (GIs) representing global monopoly capitalism and the peripheral state, the process of constructing this development path. Second part focuses on natural resources, energy and power. An alternative model for power generation is also discussed. Third part deals with the global chain of Bangladesh garments industry, its remarkable growth along with conditions of workers. Fourth part examines model of neoliberalism in Bangladesh along with role of microfinance and NGOs. Fifth part further clarifies different aspects related to global capitalism, development, NGO and South Asia. Finally, an alternative approach to development is outlined to visualize a feasible and humane future in the concluding part.

Part 1: Construction of Development Path: Role of Global Institutions (GIs) and the State 
Part 2: Natural Resources, Energy and EnvironmentState, Natural Resources and Energy Security: ‘Resource Curse’ Model and the way outThe Sundarbans, Rampal Coal-Fired Power Plant and People’s MovementAlternative Proposed Master Plan for Power Generation  
Part 3: Production and Labour Rights Growth and Deprivation – Readymade Garments (RMG) in Bangladesh Worker’s life and Walmart’s Pocket Garments Global Chain: From Savar to New York  
Part 4: Growth, NGO Model and Poverty ReductionGrameen and Microcredit: A Tale of Corporate SuccessBangladesh—a Model of Neoliberalism—the Case of Microfinance and NGOs  
Part 5: Conversation on Issues of Development: Myth and RealityNatural Resources and People’s Movement for Reclaiming OwnershipThe Sundarbans and The Rampal Plant: Responses to the Government’s ArgumentGlobal Capitalism and South Asia 
Part 6: Beyond the Present Paradigm

Published by UPL , January 2021