Inclusive Governance in South Asia

Parliament, Judiciary and Civil Service

  • Nizam Ahmed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Nizam Ahmed
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kazi Maruful Islam, Amir M. Nasrullah, Sheela Tasneem Haq
    Pages 193-213
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 275-287

About this book


This edited volume explores the state of inclusive governance in South Asia. It particularly examines the nature and scope of inclusiveness noticed in the parliament and civil service in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, and the judiciary in Bangladesh. Where previous literature has stressed the need for the inclusion of external stakeholders, this volume highlights the importance of the involvement of internal stakeholders. This includes ‘insiders’ such as opposition members and government backbenchers in parliament and specialists in the civil service. The main emphasis is on identifying the extent to which insiders in different institutions have the scope to participate in the governing process. Furthermore, this volume also seeks to assess the implications of inclusiveness/exclusiveness for democratic governance. By exploring the link between inclusiveness and accountability, its contributors are able to draw out the strengths and weaknesses of the existing mechanisms of accountability, particularly social accountability. This innovative collection will appeal to students and scholars of gender and development studies, public policy and administration, international relations, law and political science.


accountable governance transition to substantive democracy democracy in South Asia Inclusive governance backbenchers Public consultation Gender mainstreaming Social accountability Inclusive governance in Bangladesh Inclusive governance in India Inclusive governance in Nepal Parliamentary opposition generalists and specialists in the civil service National Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) inclusive institutions inclusive development inclusive judiciary decentralization

Editors and affiliations

  • Nizam Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh

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