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A Perplexing Relationship Between Islamic Social Movement and Islamist Parties’ Electoral Performance in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Janine
dc.contributor.author Sarkar, Sumpa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-24T15:56:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-30T05:00:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-05
dc.date.created 2016-05-17
dc.date.issued 2016-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9729
dc.description.abstract Existing literature on Islamic social movement does not address the relationship between the success of an Islamic social movement and Islamist parties. To address the gap in the literature, I ask why an Islamic social movement rises despite the failure of Islamist parties, and why Islamist parties fail in spite of the increasing influence of an Islamic social movement. To answer these questions, I conducted 14th in-depth elite interviews in Bangladesh. Based on the findings, I argue that Islamic social movement in Bangladesh is rising notwithstanding the failure of the Islamist parties because of two reasons: the state’s strategic use of Islam and Islamist groups’ effort in utilizing political opportunities to increase the strength of the movement. In contrast, the Islamist parties in Bangladesh fail despite the growth of the movement because the parties failed to direct the resources of the movement to increase constituency and non-religious parties are successful in attracting religious voters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.title A Perplexing Relationship Between Islamic Social Movement and Islamist Parties’ Electoral Performance in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Political Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US
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