Mohammad Hossain

Research themes
  • Development Politics
  • Politics & Democracy
  • Human Rights
Research countries
  • Bangladesh
Professional experience

1. Deputy Programme Manager- Research and Policy, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)

2. Research Associate, Academy for Educational Development (AED).


MA in Corruption and Governance, The University of Sussex, UK. 2016

MSS in Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2008

BSS in Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2007


Development, governance

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD


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Thesis title

Contested Development: Coal-fired Power Plants in Bangladesh

Thesis abstract

The focus of this study is to explore the contestation between actors surrounding the development of coal-based power plants in Bangladesh. From the political ecology perspective, this research planned to characterize how different actors are contesting from the different interest in the greater debate of ‘development’. However, this research does not deal with technical and scientific aspects of the environment regarding the power plants; instead, it looks how ‘environmental’ discourse augmented in the social-political spectrum by the government and the environmentalist. Similarly, it looks how local communities engaged in this debate from livelihood perspectives rather than the environment. The means of people’s demonstration and the way government’s response towards it are integrated part of this study. Besides, this research expects to relate the debate of coal power generation with climate obligations of the country. The qualitative methods will be used to collect data. Actor-oriented interface approach will be followed to analyze the data and the report will be written in narrative manners.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christoph Antweiler

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Irit Eguavoen


Transparency International Bangladesh. 2015. Rampal and Matarbari Power Projects: Governance Challenges in Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Acquisition. Transparency International Bangladesh, Dhaka. Further Information


Transparency International Bangladesh. 2014. Governance of Cooperative Society Management – challenges and way out. Transparency International Bangladesh, Dhaka. Further Information


Transparency International Bangladesh. 2013. National Household Survey on Corruption. Transparency International Bangladesh, Dhaka. Further Information
Transparency International Bangladesh. 2013. Members of Parliament Study. Transparency International Bangladesh, Dhaka. Further Information


2010. Anthropological Perspectives of Ethnicity Study, In the Journal of Anthropology (bangla). Nrivijnana Patrika, Vol 15. Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka .
2010. Women are the most Vulnerable Group in War or Violence (bangla). Nari O Progati Journal, Vol. 10.

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Mohammad Hossain

Junior Researcher


ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change