ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Bangladesh: 'Home-Grown' Democracy

With the military takeover of the country in 1975, liberal democracy saw an early death in Bangladesh. Since 1991, successive phases of the country's own "home-grown" version of democracy have been unhappy political experiments, with the two main opposition elements forming alliances with marginal and more radical parties. Even as violence increasingly mires the electoral process, democracy itself has had limited success in Bangladesh, choosing to benefit and "empower" a select few.

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