The pathway of democratic backsliding in Bangladesh

@article{Riaz2020ThePO,
  title={The pathway of democratic backsliding in Bangladesh},
  author={Ali Riaz},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2020},
  volume={28},
  pages={179 - 197}
}
  • Ali Riaz
  • Published 21 September 2020
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
ABSTRACT In the past decade Bangladesh has witnessed incremental, yet consequential decline of democracy. Two consecutive rigged elections in 2014 and 2018, adoption of legal measures to restrict freedom of expression, increasing occurrences of extrajudicial killings and allegations of infringing on the judiciary bear testimony to the democratic backsliding. This article traces the pathway of this backsliding. As Bangladesh's democratic journey began two decades after its independence, this… 
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