Dr. Mahbubur Rahman

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair

Ph. D. in Political Science , Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2106
Email: mahbubur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC

Curriculum Vitae

  • Brief Profile:
  • Dr. Mahbubur Rahman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Graduate Program Coordinator of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at North South University. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University, USA. Dr. Mahbub previously taught at York College of the City University of New York (CUNY), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), and Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka. He also served as a “country expert” at the “Varieties of Democracy Project”, a global network of scholars for ‘Measuring Degrees and Types of Democracy’, which was jointly sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, USA and University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  He specializes in Secularism, Islamism, Electoral Governance and Democratization.  His current research focuses on democracy and development, electoral governance, political Islam, secularism, intra-party democracy, factional politics, and Muslim integration in the West. He has published in various peer reviewed journals and received several grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright Scholarship.

Book (Monograph)

  •   (Co-authored with Abdur Rob Khan):    Bangladesh: Towards National Consensus (Dhaka:  Bangladesh Institute  of International and Strategic Studies, 1990)

Book chapters:

  •   (Co-authored with Iftekharuzzaman): “Parliamentary Democracy in Bangladesh:  Retrospect and Prospect,” in     Iftekharuzaman and Abdus Sabur, eds., Bangladesh in the Nineties: Society, Polity and  Economy (Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of International  and Strategic Studies, 1993)
  • “Accountability of the Executive in a Parliamentary System,” in Emajuddin Ahamed, ed., Parliamentary Democracy in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Karim Book Corporation, 1992)
  •  “Bangladesh’s Return to Parliamentary Democracy: Some Issues,” in Golam Hossain, ed., Bangladesh: Government and Politics, (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1992) (in Bangla)
  • (Co-authored with Iftekharuzzaman): “Nation Building in Bangladesh: Perceptions, Problems and an Approach,” in Abdul Hafiz and Abdur Rob Khan, eds., Nation Building   In Bangladesh (Dhaka: BIISS, 1985).

 Journal articles (Peer  reviewed)

  •  “Democracy in Bangladesh: Stresses and Strains on Constitutionalism,” The Jahangirnagar University Studies, (Social Science), Vol. 13, 1990 (published in 1992).
  •  (Co-authored with Iftekharuzzaman), “Transition to Democracy in Bangladesh,” BIISS Journal, (The Quarterly Journal of the Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic  Studies, Dhaka), Vol. 12, No.1,   1991.
  •  “Dysfunctional Aspects of the Political Order in Bangladesh,”  The Jahangirnagar University Studies (Social Science), Vol. 11 &12,  1988 (published in 1990) .
  • “Elite Formation in Bangladesh Politics,” BIISS Journal, Vol. 10. No.3. 1989
  •   “Partyless Panchayet System in Nepal: A Prognosis,” BIISS Journal, Vol.9, No. 1, 1988
  • “The Punjab Crisis: Challenge for Indian Federalism and Democracy?,” BIISS Journal,   Vol.8, No.2, 1987
  • “Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Future Dimensions,” BIISS Journal, Vol.7, No.2, 1986
  •  “Factionalism in Bangladesh Politics: A Trend Analysis,” BIISS Journal, Vol.7, No.1, 1986

Work-in-progress:

Electoral Governance in India and Bangladesh: A Comparative Study”, paper proposal accepted for    presentation at the forthcoming Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences in Dubai on April 17-18, 2016. The Conference is being organized by the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas (The JDA, USA).

 



  • Fulbright Scholarship     Awarded by:  J. William Fulbright International Fellowship Program, Washington, DC.,                                          September 1993 - August 1996.    
  •  Teaching Assistantship   Awarded by:  Political Science Department, Clark Atlanta University, 1995-1996.  
  •  Research Assistantship   Awarded by:  Political Science Department, Clark Atlanta University, 1996-1999.
  • Faculty Research Grant    Awarded by:  Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989-1990,                                              1990-1991 & 1991- 1992.    
  • Ph. D.  in Political Science, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 2007, GPA 3.81
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University, 2012-2015
  • Assistant Professor (Part-time), Department of General and Continuing Education, North South University, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Business, Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB), 2011-2012.
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Political Science Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences, York College, City University of New York, 2008-2010.
  • Lecturer (Adjunct), Political Science and Cultural Diversity Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences, York College, City University of New York, 2005-2008.
  • Assistant Professor,  Department of Government and Politcs, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 1990-1993
  • Lecturer, Department of Government and Politcs, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 1988-1990
  • Country Expert (Bangladesh) at the Varieties of Democracy Project, a global network of scholars for 'Measuring Degrees and Types of Democracy,' sponsored by the Kellogg Institute of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and Department of Political Science at University of Gothenburg (Sweden), (May 2012--).
  • Research Associate, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka.
  • POL 101: Introduction to Political Science
  • PAD 201: Introduction to Public Administration
    • Teachable courses:
    • Comparative Politics:  Introduction to Political Science;  Theories of Democratic Transition; Electoral Politics and Democratization Process; Comparative Political Systems; Politics in South Asia and the Middle East; The Challenge of Political Islam
    • Political Theory: Introduction to Political Theory; History of Political Thought; Political Ideologies
    • Public Administration: Introduction to Public Administration; Bangladesh Public Administration
    • International Relations: Non-state Actors in World Politics; Religion, Fundamentalism and International Relations; Politics and Development in South Asia; Issues and Reforms in Middle Eastern Politics

Member, American Political Science Association

  • Democracy and development, electoral governance, political Islam, secularism, intra-party democracy, factional politics, and Muslim integration in the West

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair

Ph. D. in Political Science , Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2106
Email: mahbubur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC

Curriculum Vitae