Development and Decay of Public Administration in Bangladesh: A Three Generational Study

Development and Decay of Public Administration in Bangladesh: A Three Generational Study

This book analyzes the development and decay of three generations of public administration in Bangladesh from a comparative perspective. It is a study of the chronological growth of public administration in Bangladesh and reveals how the British “steel frame” of bureaucracy provides the overall basis for the bureaucracy of Bangladesh. After the end British rule, both Pakistan and Bangladesh tried to make their own form of bureaucracy, but both ended up keeping the British form of bureaucracy to some extent intentionally or unintentionally in their own form of bureaucracy. The irony of fate is that both countries failed to retain the position, prestige and glory of the bureaucracy of British India. This study examines the entire gamut of bureaucracy of Bangladesh and recommends some measures which can help develop the overall public administration of Bangladesh.


Fairuj Anica is currently a freelancer researcher, and received her Master’s degree from the Department of Public Administration at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. She completed her SSC and HSC from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, Bangladesh, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. She is an active member of the Animal Rights Coalition, Bangladesh. Her areas of interest are bureaucracy, human resource management, public health, economics and environmental governance.

Muhammad Sayadur Rahman is a Professor of Public Administration at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, and received his PhD from Heidelberg University Germany. During more than 15 years of involvement in academic and research work, he has written several research reports, books, book chapters and articles which have been published in many journals, including Administrative Studies, Public Organization Review, Dynamics of Public Administration, Asian Journal of Political Science and Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance. His latest book, Politics, Governance and Development in Bangladesh, was published in 2020. His research interests centre on bureaucracy, politics-bureaucracy relations, governance and development, environmental governance, and public health.

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ISBN: 1-5275-8002-4

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8002-2

Release Date: 1st April 2022

Pages: 150

Price: £58.99