Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Palash Kamruzzaman

Palash Kamruzzaman

Teaching Fellow

1 West North 2.28a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4623


Palash comes from a multi-disciplinary background combining degrees in Anthropology; Sociology and Social Policy. Before joining the University of Bath, he has taught at the University of Leicester, Nottingham University, the University of Liverpool and Independent University, Bangladesh.

His works are aimed to advance the debate whether the idea of polyphonic and/or democratic society through the promotion of civil society and participation has been undermined with attached conditionalities of international aid especially within the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework. These also explore the roles of national level brokers in development.

Research interests

Palash’s teaching and research interests involve approaches to development, international aid and social policy, participation, civil society, social theory and research methodology.



Kamruzzaman, P., 2015. Dollarisation of Poverty:Rethinking Poverty Beyond 2015. Palgrave Macmillan.

Kamruzzaman, M., 2014. Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh:Re-thinking Participation in Policy-Making. Policy Press.

Book Sections

White, S. and Kamruzzaman, M., 2015. Forthcoming. Empowerment and Community Participation. In: Callan, H., ed. International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley.

Mythen, G. and Kamruzzaman, P., 2010. Counter-terrorism and community relations : Anticipatory risk, regulation and justice. In: Quirk, H., Seddon, T. and Smith, G., eds. Regulation and Criminal Justice: Innovations in Policy and Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 211-234.


Kamruzzaman, P., 2017. Understanding the role of national development experts in development ethnography. Development Policy Review, 35 (1), pp. 39-63.

Tantua, B. and Kamruzzaman, P., 2016. Revisiting 'Militancy': Examining Niger Delta. Review of African Political Economy

Kamruzzaman, M., 2016. A Critical Note On Poverty Eradication Target Of Sustainable Development Goals. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 5 (2), pp. 87-110.

Kamruzzaman, P., 2013. Civil society or 'comprador class', participation or parroting? Progress in Development Studies, 13 (1), pp. 31-49.

Kamruzzaman, P., 2009. Poverty reduction strategy papers and the rhetoric of participation. Development in Practice, 19 (1), pp. 61-71.

Roberts, K., Kamruzzaman, P. and Tholen, J., 2009. Young people's education to work transitions and the inter-generational social mobility in post-Soviet Central Asia. Young, 17 (1), pp. 59-80.

Kamruzzaman, P., 2008. Re-visiting the role of primary education programmes to help reduce child poverty in Bangladesh. Journal of Social Studies, 118, pp. 1-19.

Kamruzzaman, P., 2006. Civil society participation in the development of Bangladesh's PRSP. Journal of Social Studies, 112, pp. 1-27.

Kamruzzaman, P., 2006. Hierarchical approach glossed over again. Development and Cooperation (D+C), 33 (7).


Kamruzzaman, P. and Iles, M., 2003. Socio-economic factors influencing farmer adoption of pheromones in the integrated pest management of yellow stem borer (YSB) in Rice in Bangladesh. Syngenta/NRI/BRRI Rice Pheromone Project.

Conference or Workshop Items

Kamruzzaman, M. and Cooper, S., 2017. Contrasting political and techno-economic perspectives – the case of energy development in Bangladesh. In: BASAS Annual Conference, 2017-04-19 - 2017-04-21, University of Nottingham.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G., Norman, J. and Kamruzzaman, M., 2017. Scope for the circular economy to affect GHG and employment embodied in trade. In: Sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods and the circular economy, 2017-06-27 - 2017-06-29, University of Sussex.

Non-academic press

Kamruzzaman, P., 2015. Is Bangladesh descending into lawlessness? The Conversation

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