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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Fahim Quadir

CURRENT POSITIONS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

South-South Cooperation, Development effectiveness, Emerging donors, Civil society, Democratic consolidation, Good, governance, Human development, Trans-border social movements, Regionalism and Micro-finance.

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Development Theory and Practice
  • Research Methodology
  • Comparative Politics (Developing Areas)
  • International Relations/International Political Economy

RECENT COURSES

  • AS/SOSC 3800: Development Studies Research Methods
  • DVST 5100: Conceptual Foundations for Development I
  • AS/DVST 5121: Tools and Policy Analysis for Development

HONOURS AND AWARDS

2007 University-Wide Teaching Award for teaching excellence from the full-time faculty category, York University
2002-03 International Education Award, York International

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Edited Books

  • Towards a Democratic Cosmopolis: diaspora, citizenship and recognition, co-edited with Mauro Buccheri and Gabriele Scardellato), Lewiston: New York; Welland, ON: Soleil Publishing (in press).
  • Civil Society in Asia: in search of democracy and development in Bangladesh,Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015.
  • Co-editor (with Jayant Lele), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: globalization, democracy, and civil society in Asia, London: Palgrave and Macmillan, 2004.
  • Co-editor (with Jayant Lele), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia, London: Palgrave and Macmillan.
  • Co-editor (with Sandra MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  •  “Exploring the Role of Western NGOs in strengthening civil society in Post-Transition Albania” (with Aida Orgocka), The European Journal of Development Studies 26(5), December 2014: 557-573.
  •  “A Changing Landscape for Teaching and Learning in International Development Studies: An Introduction to this Special Issue” (with John Cameron and Rebecca Tiessen), Canadian Journal of Development Studies 34(3), October 2013: 349-363.
  • "Rising Donors and the New Narrative of ‘South-South’ Cooperation: what prospects for changing the landscape of development cooperation programs?” Third World Quarterly 34 (2), March 2013: 323-340.
  • “Introduction:  Rising States, Rising Donors and the Global Aid Regime” (with Gregory Chin), Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 25(4), December 2012: 493-506.
  •  “Consolidating Democracy without Trust: Bangladesh's breakdown of consensus in 2007”, The Round Table 99 (406), February 2010: 65-73.
  • “Canada’s Approach to Governance in Bangladesh: exploring the dynamics of social change”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies 28(2), July 2007: 245-55.
  • “How Civil’ is Civil Society? Authoritarian State, Partisan Civil Society, and the Struggle for Democratic Development in Bangladesh”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies 24(3), September 2003, pp. 425-38.
  • “The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?” Contemporary South Asia 9(2), July 2000: 197-212.
  • “Structural Adjustment and the Response of Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: A Comparative Analysis” (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), New Political Economy 2(1), March 1997:149-164.
  • “Problems of Institutionalization and the Political Instability in Bangladesh” (in Bengali), Chittagong University Studies 11(1), June 1990: 145-172.
  • “The Role of Subaltern Classes in the Bengali Nationalist Movement: The case of the mass upsurge in 1969” (in Bengali), Journal of Itihas Samiti (official journal of the Bangladesh History Association) 19 (1), 1990: 131-160.
  • “Theories of the State: Marxist and Neo-Marxist Interpretations: a review” (in Bengali), Bangladesh Political Studies 14(1), 1990:71-80.
  • “The State, Development, and Foreign Aid: A Case Study of Technical Assistance to Bangladesh” (In Bengali), Samaz Nirikkhon (Journal of Social Studies) 32, May 1989: 34-60.
  • “Alienation in the Politics of Bangladesh” (in Bengali), Samaz Nirikkhon (Journal of Social Studies) 34, November 1989: 22-52.
  • “The Military, Military Rule, and Militarization: a theoretical review” (in Bengali) Samaz Nirikkhon (Journal of Social Studies) 28, June 1988:12-34.
  • “The Legitimacy of the Government and the Constitution of 1972: a critical study” (in Bengali), The Journal of Political Science, (official Journal of Bangladesh Political Science Association) 4, 1988:12-27.

Forthcoming

“Promoting the Rule of Law in Post-Saddam Iraq: Do Local values and Views matter”, (with Cyndi Banks), Accepted for publication in The Journal of Asian Politics and Society.

Special Issue

  • Co-edited(with John Cameron and Rebecca Tiessen) a special issue on “Teaching and Learning Development in a Globalized World” for the Canadian Journal of Development Studies 34(3), September 2013. 
  • Co-edited (with Gregory Chin) a special issues on “Rising States, Donors, BRICS and Beyond” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 25(4): December 2012

Chapters in Books

  • Weaving Dreams: Cosmopolitan Citizenship, Diaspora and Recognition”, co-authored with Buccheri and Scardellato in Buccheri at al. eds. Towards a Democratic Cosmopolis: diaspora, citizenship and recognition, Lewiston: New York; Welland, ON: Soleil Publishing (in press).
  • “Rising Donors and the New Narrative of ‘South-South’ Cooperation: what prospects for changing the landscape of development cooperation programs”, in Craig N Murphy & Kevin Gray eds., Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance, New York & London: Routledge, 2015: 139-156.
  • “Civil Society in Bangladesh: in search of democracy and development”, in Fahimul Quadir ed., Civil Society in Asia: in search of democracy and development in Bangladesh,Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015: 1-18.
  • “Bangladesh: return to electoral democracy and the challenges of democratic development”, in Jake Dizard, Christopher Walker and Vanessa L. Tucker (eds.), Countries at the Crossroads: an analysis of democratic governance, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012: 57-74.
  • “Bangladesh at the Crossroads”, in Sanja Kelly, Christopher Walker, and Jake Dizard (eds), Countries at the Crossroads: a survey of democratic governance, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, November 2007: 1-25.
  • “Promoting Good Governance in Bangladesh: understanding Canada’s role”, in Ngaire Woods and Jennifer Welsh (eds.), Aid in a Changing World: Canada’s Experience, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007: 99-118. 
  • “Governance: good, bad and participatory”, in Forsyth, Tim (ed.), Encyclopedia of International Development, London and New York: Routledge, 2005.
  • “Going beyond the Mainstream Discourse: Democratic Consolidation and Market Reforms in Bangladesh”, in Fahim Quadir and Jayant Lele (eds.), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: democratic transitions and social movements in Asia, London: Palgrave and Macmillan, April 2004: 86-106.
  • “Legitimization, Patrimonialism, and Regime Consolidation: The Myth of Market Reform in Bangladesh”, in Ananya Muhkerjee Reed (ed.), Corporate Capitalism in Contemporary South Asia: realities and interpretations, London: Palgrave and Macmillan, 2003: 35-58.
  • “Civil Society and Informal Regionalism in South Asia: The Prospects for Peace and Human Security in the Twenty-First Century”, in James J. Hentz and Morten Bøås (eds.), New and Critical Security and Regionalism: Beyond the Nation State, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003: 113-126.

  • “The Political Economy of Pro-Market Reforms in Bangladesh: regime consolidation through economic liberalization?” in Prema-Chandra Athukorala (ed.), The Economic Development of South Asia vol. 1, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing –Reference Collection: Cheltenham, 2002: 500-15 [This chapter is anthologized from Contemporary South Asia].
  • “Promoting Democratic Governance in the Twenty-first Century: Myths and Realities of NGO Programs in Bangladesh”, in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001: 129-147.
  • “Pluralisms and the Changing Global Political Economy: Ethnicities in Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa” (with MacLean and Shaw), in Sandra MacLean, Fahimul Quadir and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.), Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001: 3-30.
  • “Resistance to Globalization: Comparative Studies of Structural Adjustment and Civil Society in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe” (with Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw), in Barry K. Gills (ed.), Globalization and the Politics of Resistance, London: Macmillan, 2000: 295-312.
    [An earlier version of this research was published in New Political Economy. My section was substantially revised before it was sent out for inclusion in this volume.]
  • “Southeast Asia in the Twenty-First Century: Human Security and Regional Development” (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Nana Poku and Lloyd Pettiford (eds.), Redefining the Third World,London: Macmillan, 1998:172-198.
  • “Democratic Development in the South in the Next Millennium: Prospects for Avoiding Anarchy and Authoritarianism” (with Timothy M. Shaw), in Caroline Thomas and Peter Wilkin (eds), Globalization and the South, London: Macmillan, 1997:36-59.

FELLOWSHIPS/FUNDING

RESEARCH GRANTS

2013 MISOCO Scholar Fellowship, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain.
2012  LA&PS Research Grant for study on “Questioning the ‘Migration and Development’ Nexus in Research and Policy-Making: from labor mobility to human development”.
2011 IDRC—Conference Grant to support the conference of the Canadian Consortium for University Programs in International Development Studies.
2010-12 SSHRC- Research Development Initiatives Grant (RDI) on “Aid Effectiveness and People’s Self-Development: The Role of Western NGOs in Strengthening Albanian Civil Society”.
2009-2010 YUFA Research Development Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year.
2009  IDRC Workshop Grant (with Greg Chin) on “The B(R)ICS: emerging powers as emerging donors”.
2009 Faculty of Arts Research Grant on “Islam, Civil Society and Democracy: The Politics of Islamic Modernity in Southeast Asia”.
2008-09 NOHA Fellowship funded by European Commission for conducting a research project on Humanitarian Action and Human Security.
2005-2008 SSHRC Standard Research Grant on a research study entitled “Questioning the ‘Triangle’: The Disappearing Boundaries between Development NGOs and Corporations”.
2002-2010 Merit awards: 2002-03; 03-04; 04-05; 05-06; 06-07; 07-08; 08-09; 09-10.
2004 CIDA Conference Grant for the 5th International Conference of the International Society for Third World Sector Research on “Contesting Citizenship and Civil Society in a Divided World”, co-applicant;
2002-2003 YUFA Release-Time Fellowship.
2002-2003 York’s Internationalization Grant (Jointly held with Ananya Mukherjee Reed).
2002-2003 York University Faculty of Arts Research Grant.
2000-2002 SSHRC Research Development Initiatives Grant on “Human Security, Global Governance and Sustainable Development: challenges in Central and Southern Africa, co-investigator.
1999-2001 Ford Foundation Research grant on “Ethnicities and the Crises of Governance” (Jointly held with Timothy M. Shaw and Sandra J. MacLean).

Fellowships/scholarships

1999-2001 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
1999-2001 IDRC-SSHRC ‘Canada in the World’ Fellowship.
1999-2001 Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship --- offer declined
1997-1998 Social Science Research Council (SSRC, USA) Dissertation Fellowship.
1996 SSRC (USA) Pre-dissertation Fellowship for conducting preliminary field research.
1995-1998 Killam Memorial Scholarship for doctoral studies in Political Science at Dalhousie University.
1994-1995  Dalhousie University Graduate Scholarship.
1992-1994 Fulbright Scholarship for pursuing an M.A. in Political Science at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
1992-1994 Northeastern University Tuition Scholarship.
1988 Chancellor Award, the most prestigious academic award given by the President of Bangladesh to University students in the country for outstanding performance in the BA (Honors) examination

PAST ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

2013-2017 Associate Dean Students, Faculty of Graduate Studies
2011–2012 Graduate Program Director, Development Studies
2010–2017 Local Coordinator, the joint European Master Program in Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO).
2006–2009 Graduate Program Director, Development Studies
2006-2009 Local Coordinator, The Joint European Master’s Program in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA).
2001-2005 Coordinator, International Development Studies Program

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2013 Visiting Professor, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
2008-2011 Visiting Professor, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
2004-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, York University
2001-2004 Assistant Professor (tenure-stream), Division of Social Science, York University
2000-2001 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Global Studies, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, USA
1999-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
1992 Assistant Professor (full-time, tenured position), Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
1988-1992 Lecturer (full-time, permanent position), Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
1987-1988 Research Officer, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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