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Segmentary opposition, vertical integration and the structure of political relations in Bangladesh : a descriptive model

Bert Suykens (UGent)
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This article aims to conceptualize political relations in Bangladesh by building a descriptive model of these relations. It draws on the concept of segmentary opposition developed by Evans-Pritchard in his study of the Nuer political system and on the concept of vertical integration used in the study of both industrial relations and party structures in federal states. It is argued that the structure of political relations in Bangladesh is based on the interaction of the logic of segmentary opposition and of vertical integration under leader-based groups. The descriptive model is then applied to two cases, based on qualitative fieldwork in Dhaka and Chittagong, to further clarify the model and illustrate its use as an analytical tool.
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Political parties, factional conflict, segmentary opposition, vertical integration, Bangladesh, ORGANIZATION, GOVERNANCE, POWER

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Suykens, Bert. “Segmentary Opposition, Vertical Integration and the Structure of Political Relations in Bangladesh : A Descriptive Model.” JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, vol. 52, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1141–58, doi:10.1177/0021909616650981.
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Suykens, B. (2017). Segmentary opposition, vertical integration and the structure of political relations in Bangladesh : a descriptive model. JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, 52(8), 1141–1158. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909616650981
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Suykens, Bert. 2017. “Segmentary Opposition, Vertical Integration and the Structure of Political Relations in Bangladesh : A Descriptive Model.” JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES 52 (8): 1141–58. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909616650981.
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Suykens, Bert. 2017. “Segmentary Opposition, Vertical Integration and the Structure of Political Relations in Bangladesh : A Descriptive Model.” JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES 52 (8): 1141–1158. doi:10.1177/0021909616650981.
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Suykens B. Segmentary opposition, vertical integration and the structure of political relations in Bangladesh : a descriptive model. JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES. 2017;52(8):1141–58.
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B. Suykens, “Segmentary opposition, vertical integration and the structure of political relations in Bangladesh : a descriptive model,” JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 1141–1158, 2017.
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  abstract     = {{This article aims to conceptualize political relations in Bangladesh by building a descriptive model of these relations. It draws on the concept of segmentary opposition developed by Evans-Pritchard in his study of the Nuer political system and on the concept of vertical integration used in the study of both industrial relations and party structures in federal states. It is argued that the structure of political relations in Bangladesh is based on the interaction of the logic of segmentary opposition and of vertical integration under leader-based groups. The descriptive model is then applied to two cases, based on qualitative fieldwork in Dhaka and Chittagong, to further clarify the model and illustrate its use as an analytical tool.}},
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  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021909616650981}},
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