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Fahimul Quadir

Department of Social Science

Associate Professor
 
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Dr. Fahimul Quadir is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Development Studies at York University in Toronto. He taught Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Global Studies at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also has participated in several large-scale development and research projects both in Canada and Bangladesh. His current research interests include aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, and regionalism. He has published on these topics in The Round Table, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Contemporary South Asia, New Political Economy, South Asian Studies, Development Review, Woods, and Welsh (eds.), Aid in a Changing World: Canada’s Experience, Kelly et. al., (eds), Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance, Hentz and Bs (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism; Mukherjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia; Thomas and Wilkin (eds.), Globalization and the South; Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance, and Poku and Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World. Dr. Quadir co-edited a few volumes, including Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 1 - Globalization, Democracy and Civil Society (2004), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2 - Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia (2004), and Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (2001).

He has received a number of awards, fellowships, and grants, including a SSHRC standard research grants, SSHRC RDIs, Research and Development Fellowship (full-year), University-Wide Teaching Award, Fulbright Scholarship, Ford Foundation Research grant, Canada in the World grant (IDRC), SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, Killam doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, and SSRC (USA) Pre-dissertation and Dissertation awards.

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Research Interests

Aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, regionalism

All Publications

Books

Co-editor, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: globalization, democracy, and civil society in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004)

Co-editor, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004)

Co-editor, Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)

Book Chapters

“Bangladesh at the Crossroads” in Sanja Kelly, Christopher Walker, and Jake Dizard (eds) Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007): 1-25.

“Assisting Civil Society through Aid: the Case of Bangladesh” in Woods, Ngaire and Jennifer Welsh (eds.), Exporting Good Governance: temptations and challenges in Canada’s Aid Program (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2007): 99-118.

"Going beyond the Mainstream Discourse: Democratic Consolidation and Market Reforms in Bangladesh", in Quadir and Lele (eds.), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004), pp- 86-106

"Legitimization, Patrimonialism, and Regime Consolidation: The Myth of Market Reform in Bangladesh" in Ananya Muhkerjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: Realities and Interpretations (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, 2003), pp. 35-58.

"Civil Society and Informal Regionalism in South Asia: The Prospects for Peace and Human Security in the Twenty-First Century", in James J. Hentz and Morten Bs (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism: Beyond the Nation State (Aldershot: Ashgate, October 2003), pp. 113-126.

"The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?" in Prema-Chandra Athukorala (ed.), The Economic Development of South Asia vol. 1, (Edward Elgar Publishing –Reference Collection: Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, 2002), pp. 500-15.

"Promoting Democratic Governance in the Twenty-first Century: Myths and Realities of NGO Programs in Bangladesh", in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 129-147.

"Pluralisms and the Changing Global Political Economy: Ethnicities in Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa" (with MacLean and Shaw), in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 3-30.

"Resistance to Globalization: Comparative Studies of Structural Adjustment and Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe" (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), in Barry K. Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 295-312.

"Southeast Asia in the Twenty-First Century: Human Security and Regional Development" (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Nana Poku and Lloyd Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World (London: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 172-198.

"Democratic Development in the South in the Next Millennium: Prospects for Avoiding Anarchy and Authoritarianism" (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Caroline Thomas and Peter Wilkin (eds), Globalization and the South (London: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 36-59.

Journal Articles

“Canada’s Approach to Governance in Bangladesh: exploring the dynamics of social change”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 28(2), July 2007, pp. 245-55.

"How Civil' is Civil Society? Authoritarian State, Partisan Civil Society, and The Struggle for Democratic Development in Bangladesh", Canadian Journal of Development Studies 24(3), September 2003, pp. 425-38.

"The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?" Contemporary South Asia 9 (2), July 2000: 197-212.

"Democratic Governance in the Era of Structural Adjustment: A View from Bangladesh", South Asian Studies 33 (1 & 2), December 1998, pp. 106-122.

"Theories of Civil Society: A Brief Analysis of Two Major Perspectives", Development Review 9 & 10 (1&2), 1997 & 1998, pp. 53-67.

"Structural Adjustment and the Response of Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysis" (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), New Political Economy 2(1), March 1997, pp. 149-164.

Forthcoming

“Consolidating Democracy without Trust: Bangladesh's breakdown of consensus in 2007, The Round Table, 99(406), February 2010 (forthcoming);


Dr. Fahimul Quadir is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Development Studies at York University in Toronto. He taught Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Global Studies at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also has participated in several large-scale development and research projects both in Canada and Bangladesh. His current research interests include aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, and regionalism. He has published on these topics in The Round Table, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Contemporary South Asia, New Political Economy, South Asian Studies, Development Review, Woods, and Welsh (eds.), Aid in a Changing World: Canada’s Experience, Kelly et. al., (eds), Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance, Hentz and Bs (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism; Mukherjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia; Thomas and Wilkin (eds.), Globalization and the South; Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance, and Poku and Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World. Dr. Quadir co-edited a few volumes, including Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 1 - Globalization, Democracy and Civil Society (2004), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2 - Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia (2004), and Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (2001).

He has received a number of awards, fellowships, and grants, including a SSHRC standard research grants, SSHRC RDIs, Research and Development Fellowship (full-year), University-Wide Teaching Award, Fulbright Scholarship, Ford Foundation Research grant, Canada in the World grant (IDRC), SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, Killam doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, and SSRC (USA) Pre-dissertation and Dissertation awards.


Area of Specialization

Social Science



Research Interests:

Aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, regionalism

All Publications

Books

Co-editor, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: globalization, democracy, and civil society in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004)

Co-editor, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004)

Co-editor, Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)

Book Chapters

“Bangladesh at the Crossroads” in Sanja Kelly, Christopher Walker, and Jake Dizard (eds) Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007): 1-25.

“Assisting Civil Society through Aid: the Case of Bangladesh” in Woods, Ngaire and Jennifer Welsh (eds.), Exporting Good Governance: temptations and challenges in Canada’s Aid Program (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2007): 99-118.

"Going beyond the Mainstream Discourse: Democratic Consolidation and Market Reforms in Bangladesh", in Quadir and Lele (eds.), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004), pp- 86-106

"Legitimization, Patrimonialism, and Regime Consolidation: The Myth of Market Reform in Bangladesh" in Ananya Muhkerjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: Realities and Interpretations (London: Palgrave and Macmillan, 2003), pp. 35-58.

"Civil Society and Informal Regionalism in South Asia: The Prospects for Peace and Human Security in the Twenty-First Century", in James J. Hentz and Morten Bs (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism: Beyond the Nation State (Aldershot: Ashgate, October 2003), pp. 113-126.

"The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?" in Prema-Chandra Athukorala (ed.), The Economic Development of South Asia vol. 1, (Edward Elgar Publishing –Reference Collection: Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, 2002), pp. 500-15.

"Promoting Democratic Governance in the Twenty-first Century: Myths and Realities of NGO Programs in Bangladesh", in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 129-147.

"Pluralisms and the Changing Global Political Economy: Ethnicities in Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa" (with MacLean and Shaw), in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), pp. 3-30.

"Resistance to Globalization: Comparative Studies of Structural Adjustment and Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe" (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), in Barry K. Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 295-312.

"Southeast Asia in the Twenty-First Century: Human Security and Regional Development" (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Nana Poku and Lloyd Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World (London: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 172-198.

"Democratic Development in the South in the Next Millennium: Prospects for Avoiding Anarchy and Authoritarianism" (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Caroline Thomas and Peter Wilkin (eds), Globalization and the South (London: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 36-59.

Journal Articles

“Canada’s Approach to Governance in Bangladesh: exploring the dynamics of social change”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 28(2), July 2007, pp. 245-55.

"How Civil' is Civil Society? Authoritarian State, Partisan Civil Society, and The Struggle for Democratic Development in Bangladesh", Canadian Journal of Development Studies 24(3), September 2003, pp. 425-38.

"The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?" Contemporary South Asia 9 (2), July 2000: 197-212.

"Democratic Governance in the Era of Structural Adjustment: A View from Bangladesh", South Asian Studies 33 (1 & 2), December 1998, pp. 106-122.

"Theories of Civil Society: A Brief Analysis of Two Major Perspectives", Development Review 9 & 10 (1&2), 1997 & 1998, pp. 53-67.

"Structural Adjustment and the Response of Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysis" (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), New Political Economy 2(1), March 1997, pp. 149-164.

Forthcoming

“Consolidating Democracy without Trust: Bangladesh's breakdown of consensus in 2007, The Round Table, 99(406), February 2010 (forthcoming);