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Ahmed publishes on environmental movement in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Saleh Ahmed, assistant professor in the School of Public Service, recently published an article in Local Environment, The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. In Unpacking the environmental movement in megacity Dhaka: how does the resource mobilisation theory explain local urban complexity?, Ahmed examines the environmental movement in the megacity of Dhaka, the social, political, and economic capital of Bangladesh

Ahmed writes that in the Global South, colonial heritages heavily influence urban policies, and people often experience citizens-detached urban development initiatives. While the environmental movement is gaining momentum and might contribute to society’s effort to achieve environmental rights and justice, very small and relatively homogenous social and political elites, who share common social, cultural, economic, and political identities, usually initiate such movements.