Begum et al
Greener Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Vol. 1 (1), pp. 001-007, March 2014.
© 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 060913815
Choice of Leadership at Urban Local Government in Bangladesh: A Study ofPourasabha (Municipality) Election 2011
1Anwara Begum, 2Mohammad Nashir Uddin,
3Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Hossienie,
1Associate Professor & Head, Department of Public Administration Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
2,3,4Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Email: 1anwara_begum @ yahoo. com, Cell: 01715357406
Email: 2nashir.pad @ gmail. com, Cell:01757535009
Email: 3hossienie @ yahoo. com, Cell: 01718376074
*Corresponding Author’s Email: hamiduzzaman-pad @ sust. edu, Cell: 01712814724
Better segments of mass people in developing countries are still unable to elect their representatives due to deficient political commitment of leaders and political unawareness. The present study aspires to explore political dynamics influencing leadership choice, and political instruments in influencing electorates in relation to activities of local political elites. National commitment to provide minimum democratic rights to secure their mandate has not yet been reflected in successive government’s activities during election period. One decisive determinant of local election is the accessibility of choosing prospective leaders and barriers to manipulation of mandate that may develop because of location, monetary necessities, bureaucratic practices, use of various modes and technologies to attract voters, socio-economic distances between people & political parties and the gender biasness. The article argues that to enhance accessibility in selecting local statesmanship, fundamental changes are required not only in people’s consciousness but also in the structure of election procedure.
Keywords: Local Statesmanship, Urban Local Government, Local Election, Publicity Tools and Mechanism.