Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy
Volume-35, Number-2, June 2019
Editor’s Note : The Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy (BJPE) accommodates only the selected papers submitted for publication. All the papers are duly reviewed by internal and external reviewers with remarkable endurance and finally concurred by the Editorial Board for publication.
The contemporary world is governed by a small fraction of people and policymakers. This age is characterised by many things detrimental to the existence of organised human society. These include rising inequality (wealth, asset, income, health, education), multidimensional poverty, various forms of fundamentalism and extremism, war and war-like situations, weaponisation of economies, climate catastrophe, artificial intelligence, and financialisation of the economy politics, unjust globalisation, authoritarian regimes, xenophobia. For her existence and progress, the organised human society shall endeavour to do everything to eliminate all the above-stated. In doing so, we must search for enlightened persons and institutions who will stress a new arena of building a decent society and explore how to develop a unique way of resisting the assaults of those who think for the ordinary people and accordingly mould the ideas of transforming human deprivation into humane development and related activism.
Interlacing more implicative ideas and writing with a deep understanding argues for a compelling and compassionate study of the ground realities that will rightly shape the course of human development history. We are hopeful that this journal will help monitor the current global debates in development thinking and practice from a broad-based interdisciplinary perspective. Besides, it will keep arduous and interested writers in touch with the cutting edge issues of lasting human development, thinking action and sound strategies. More importantly, we are confident, the papers are censorious, innovative, and thought-provoking, written with the best endeavour by a galaxy of eminent scholars and young, dynamic and talented authors. This journal, as expected, will be an essential resource for social science faculties and research institutions, international development agencies and NGOs, policymakers and analysts, graduate teachers and researchers who have always intended to build up a decent society.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to the credible authors, reviewers, and members of the Editorial Board of the Journal and others who have toiled much to raise the standard of this issue.
Abul Barkat, PhD
President, Bangladesh Economic Association
Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy