Islam, Nurul (2010): The Army, UN Peacekeeping Mission and Democracy in Bangladesh. Published in: Economic & Political Weekly , Vol. 45, No. 29 (2010): pp. 77-85.
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This article examines the role of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Bangladesh in pushing the army in a certain direction with regard to holding elections and supporting political parties. It analyses the reasons why the UN peacekeeping mission has such a strong influence on the Bangladesh army and assesses the implications for future political developments of such foreign involvement. It further argues that whatever the limitations and excesses of democracy, army rule is no solution, rather it is necessary to strengthen democractic institutions and let democratic processes play themselves out. In this sense, the recourse to the army to bring in democracy in Bangladesh was not the best solution to the political impasse witnessed in 2007.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Army, UN Peacekeeping Mission and Democracy in Bangladesh.|
|Keywords:||Bangladesh; UN Peacekeeping|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H0 - General|
|Depositing User:||NURUL ISLAM|
|Date Deposited:||11. Aug 2010 11:06|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 14:39|
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