Jonathan R. Stromseth
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Strengthening Democracy in Bangladesh
Occasional Paper No. 13, April 2012
This paper begins with descriptions of some of the critical challenges to democratization in Bangladesh. While electoral challenges are included, the paper seeks to look beyond elections and describe other factors that can have a profound impact on the quality and quantity of democracy experienced by the average person. The second section examines potential approaches to addressing these challenges.