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Bangladesh

By Geof D. Wood
ISBN: 9781853392467
This book addresses opportunities for wider participation by landless men and women in agricultural growth; the social implications of rural works and fish culture programmes; rural institutions and poverty alleviation; and broad institutional questions arising from the interaction between state, market and community.

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  • Synopsis
    This book addresses, in the Bangladesh context, the fundamental processes of agrarian structural change and their gender implications, opportunities for wider participation by landless men and women in agricultural growth; the social implications of rural works and fish culture programmes; rural institutions and poverty alleviation; and broad institutional questions arising from the interaction between state, market and community (including NGOs) concerning corruption, good governance and the franchise state. Throughout the volume there is long-range, but grounded speculation which connects processes of 'urbanisation' to patterns of land use and shifting sets of opportunities for poor actors. The author concludes by offering eleven working principles as a guide through the development maze of poverty alleviation in Bangladesh.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements vii
    Introduction: Understanding and Practice 1
    PARTI
    CLASS FORMATION AND UNIVERSAL RURAL
    DEVELOPMENT MODELS
    Chapter 1 Exploitation and the Rural Poor 31
    Chapter 2 Rural Class Formation in Bangladesh 1940-80 100
    Chapter 3 Rural Development in Bangladesh: Whose Framework? 127
    Chapter 4 Women and Gender 152
    PART II
    LANDLESS PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
    Chapter 5 Rural Employment and Patterns of Agricultural
    Development 163
    Chapter 6 The Rural Poor in Bangladesh: A New Framework? 172
    Chapter 7 Provision of Irrigation Services by the Landless:
    An Approach to Agrarian Reform in Bangladesh 193
    Chapter 8 The Social Framework of Rural Exchange in Bangladesh 215
    Chapter 9 Agrarian Entrepreneurialism in Bangladesh 233
    PART III
    RURAL WORKS: DEVELOPMENT OR WELFARE
    Chapter 10 Landless Labour Participation and Mobilisation
    in Rural Works Programmes 259
    Chapter 11 Targets Strike Back—Rural Works Claimants
    in Bangladesh 290
    vi Bangladesh: Whose Ideas, Whose Interests?
    Chapter 12 Rural Infrastructure and Social Relations: The Intensive
    Rural Works Programme in Bangladesh 309
    Chapter 13 Plunder without Danger: Avoiding Responsibility in Rural
    Works Administration in Bangladesh 325
    PART IV
    FISH AND POVERTY
    Chapter 14 Off the Page and into the Pond: Fish Extension Strategies 341
    Chapter 15 Open Water Bodies and Capture Fishery:
    The Poverty of Policy 384
    PARTV
    STRATEGIES WITH THE POOR
    Chapter 16 Government Approaches towards the Rural Poor
    in Bangladesh 403
    Chapter 17 Sirs and Sahibs: Government and Technical Assistance
    Relations in Rural Development Projects 428
    Chapter 18 Philosophies of Economic Change: Three EIG models 475
    Chapter 19 NGOs and the Theory of Struggle 484
    Chapter 20 Target Groups and the Resource Profile Approach 490
    PART VI
    GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE FRANCHISE STATE
    Chapter 21 Parallel Rationalities in Service Provision: The General Case
    of Corruption 519
    Chapter 22 States without Citizens: The Problem of the Franchise State 541
    Conclusion: Strategic Dilemmas 557
    Bibliography 565
    Glossary of Non-English Words 577
    Acronyms 580
    Index 583
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Geof D. Wood
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 600
    Format Paperback / softback