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INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia
Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.
Radical within limits: Women’s movements, civil society, and the political field in Bangladesh
Women’s groups are sometimes blamed for a lack of gender equality rather than those with power such as the state.
When crackdowns and cooptation fail: What constrains religious opposition forces in Bangladesh?
It seems unlikely that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will cultivate a vibrant multi-party democracy in Bangladesh.
What is Islam? The highly contested debate about ‘Islam’ in Bangladeshi politics and culture
‘Islam’ in Bangladesh should be understood as a phenomenon with complex meanings.