“Hartal as a Complex Political Performance” by Bert Suykens and Aynul Islam
Mr. Krishna Kumar Saha
Suykens, B., & Islam, A. (2013). Hartal as a complex political performance: General strikes and the organisation of (local) power in Bangladesh. Contributions to Indian Sociology , SAGE Publications, 47 (1), 61-83.
The article Hartal as a complex political performance: General strikes and the organisation of (local) power in Bangladesh by Bert Suykens and Aynul Islam that appeared in Contributions to Indian Sociology journal by SAGE Publications is a core literature of typical Bangladeshi violent political activity and its complex wave.
The lead author Bert Suykens is an Assistant Professor at Conflict Research Group, Ghent University. And co-author Aynul Islam is a research fellow at Conflict Research Group, Ghent University. In this current text, the authors have attempted to provide the evidence for the complexity of Hartal as the general strike and total shutdown.
In addition, they have shown the role Hartal plays in shaping the local power structure. They also argued that it not only explains the present-day power structure but also it explains future representatives of the local political institutions. However, the sampling and number of cases interviewed are not enough to generalize the conclusion of this text. Still, given the quality of the research, this article merits wide readership. In the word cloud, the reader will get a light and thought-provoking idea of the article.
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