Launching Ceremony of two Research Volumes

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Launching Ceremony of Research Volumes by PPG Program

Two research Volumes on Governance and Public Policy have been launched by Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program of North South University on 27th December 2017. The title of two research volumes are- Democracy and Governance: Contemporary Issues in Bangladesh and Society and Public Policy.

These Volumes are the result of one and half year long relentless effort of researchers of NSU, PPG faculty members and staffs. Researchers have attempted to address on the various practical and contemporary issues with regard to the governance and policy of Bangladesh. These two research Volumes are based on 10 empirical research conducted by the faculty members of NSU.

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In Society and Public Policy researchers have attempted to discuss both traditional and new challenges that the Bangladeshi society faces in terms of formulating citizen friendly policy and its implementation. Some of the studies of this volume have noted that public policies in developing countries lack social responsiveness, they are usually symbolic, some policies are even a “matter of too little, too late”. Such policies are generally supplemented with number of programs and projects without having a sustainability plan and institutional effort.

Democracy and Governance: Contemporary Issues in Bangladesh, another research volume, is a collection of research papers on process and practices of democracy and governance of Bangladesh in the era of globalization. This research volume emphasizes both theoretical and analytical discussions and explanations of issues, challenges and dilemmas of governance, democratic practices, and policy experiences in Bangladesh.

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The event of launching has been marked distinctive by the presence of Dr. Akbar Ali Khan as chief guest, who is renowned for his intellectual works on governance and policy matters of Bangladesh. Professor Salahuddnin M. Aminuzzaman and Ambassador Humayun Kabir were the distinguished discussants in this ceremony to discuss various aspects of researchers’ works. Mr. Mohammed Shajahan, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor of NSU and Professor G U Ahsan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of NSU were present in the ceremony.

These two publications are the 3rd and 4th volumes of PPG book publications. Previous two books were published from Springer, USA and from Bangladesh.