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    Ali Riaz

    Ali Riaz is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Illinois State University, USA. He was the Department Chair between 2007 and 2017. He previously taught at universities in Bangladesh, England and South Carolina; served as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC in London, and was a Public Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centers for Scholars at Washington D.C.

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  • Democracy in Bangladesh: A Report Card

    Democracy in Bangladesh: A Report Card0

    Bangladesh returned to electoral democracy in January 2009 after two years under a military ‘caretaker’ government. An alliance led by the Awami League (AL) secured a landslide victory in freely conducted election held in late 2008 under the auspices of the caretaker system. There were hopes that the political crisis which had necessitated a military-backed


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