Dr. Islam Selected Publications


Syed Serajul Islam and Md.Saidul Islam edited Islam, Politics and Society in Bangladesh: A Critical Reflection on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Routledge publishers, forthcoming, 2023.

Syed Serajul Islam and Abdul Rashid Moten, An Introduction to Political Science (Kualalumpur: Cengage Publishers, Malaysia, 2020).

Syed Serajul Islam. Bangladesher Rajnoitik Artaniti (in Bangla language: The Political Economy of Bangladesh, Dhaka: H. Book House, 2012-January 2013)

Syed Serajul Islam. The Politics of Islamic Identity in Southeast Asia. Wadsworth-Thomson, 2005. 216 pages.

Syed Serajul Islam and A. Rashid Moten. Political Science: A Primer. Singapore: Thomson Learning, 2004. 200 pages.

Syed Serajul Islam. Bangladesh: State and Economic Strategy. Dhaka: University Press [formerly Oxford University Press] 1988. 212 pages.

Syed Serajul Islam. Social Change and Political Development in Bengali language, Dhaka: Book Society, 1994. 346Pages.

Syed Serajul Islam. International Politics in Bengali, Dhaka: Book Society, 1991:304 pages.

Syed Serajul Islam. Introduction to Political Science in Bengali, Dhaka: Hessian Book House, 2012., 730 pages.

Syed Serajul Islam. Politics of Developing Areas: Southeast Asia in Bengali, Dhaka: Book Society, 1984. 301 Pages.


Syed Serajul Islam, “Prisoners of War in Islam,” in Robert Repino edited Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics, Oxford University Press, 2023.

Syed Serajul Islam. President Ziaur Raman: State and Economy of Bangladesh,” in Q.M. Jalal Khan and others, edited President Ziaur Rahman: The Legendary Leader of Bangladesh. (New York: Writers Republic, 2021)

Syed Serajul Islam. “India’s Farakka Dam Near the Border and Its Adverse Effects on Bangladesh,” in Zoglul Hussain and Others edited India’s Hegemonic Design in Bangladesh (New York: Writers Republic, 2021): 257-268.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Begum Khaleda Zia: Her State Building Strategies and Policies,” in K. A. Malik and others edited Begum Khaleda Zia: Portrait of a People’s Leader of Bangladesh (Washington:  Academica, December 2020.): 125-126. 

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Politics of Islam in Bangladesh.” In Syed Serajul Islam and M.Saidul Islam edited   Islam, Politics and Society in Bangladesh: A Critical Reflection on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami

Syed Serajul Islam, “Environmental Sustainablity  in  Islam and International Law: A Comparative Analysis,” in Abdullah Ahsan edited. Good Governance in Islam, McMilan  Palgrave, 2017.

Syed Serajul Islam. "Sustainable Development in International Law," in Environmental Sustainability, eds. by Sreekumari Kurissery, Rosario Turvey, I. Florin Pendea (forthcoming 2016).                

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Political Economy of Conflict in Bangladesh,” in Mathew Webb edited, The Economics of Conflict in South Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Malaysian Economic Planning and Policy: The New Economic Model in Perspective, “in Noore Alam Siddiquee edited Public Management and Governance in Malaysia (London: Routledge, 2013).

Syed Serajul Islam and M. Saidul Islam. “Political cultures that retard democratization in Bangladesh: A socio-political analysis,” in Mahfuz Chowdhury Edited, Democracy in Bangladesh (Dhaka: A H Development Publishing House, 2012).

Syed Serajul Islam. “National Integration of Malaysia,” in S. Arabi Idid edited, Malaysia at 50: Achievements and Aspirations (Singapore: Thomson, 2008).

Syed Serajul Islam. “State Terrorism in Arakan,” in Andrew Tan Edited, A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (London: Edward Edgar Publishing Ltd., 2007).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Ethno Religious Conflict and Political Violence in Southern Thailand,” in Aurel Croissant Et,al. The Politics of Death: Political Violence in Southeast Asia (LIT Verlag Berlin, 2006).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Conflict Resolution or Conflict Regulation: The Case of Rohingyas in Myanmar(Burma),” in Kamaruzzaman Askander ed. Understanding and Managing Militant Movements in Southeast Asia (Penang: University Science Malaysia, 2005)

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Islamic Independence Movement in Aceh, Indonesia,” in Santosh C. Saha and Thomas K. Carr eds. Islamic, Hindu, and Christian Fundamentalism Compared:Public Policy in Global Perspective (London: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003)

Syed Serajul Islam. “Ethno-communal Conflict in the Philippines,” in Ian Macduff & R. Ganguly,Eds.Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia (New York: Sage Publishers, 2002).

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Politics of Islam in Bangladesh,” in Santosh Saha & Thomas Carr eds. Religious Fundamentalism in Developing Countries (London: Greenwood Press, 2001): 167-185.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Problems of Political Development in Bangladesh: An Analysis” in Zeenath KausarEdited. Political Development: An Islamic Perspective (Kuala Lumpur: The OUP, 2000):173-193.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Awareness and Consciousness of Muslims in Canada,” in Amber Haque, edited. Muslims and Islamization in North America (Maryland: Amana Publishers, 1999): 131-147.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Rise of Sheikh Mujib’s Regime in Bangladesh,” in Verinder Grover, edited, Encyclopaedia of SAARC Nations (New Delhi: Vedams Books, 1997).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh-Bhutan Relations,” in A. Kalam, edited. Foreign Relations of Bangladesh (Dhaka: University Press, 1993).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bengal Legislative Assembly and Constitutional Development” in Serajul Islam, edited. History of Bangladesh, Vol.1 (Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1992): 276-307

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh: Polity and Politics During Mujib Era,” in E. Ahamed edited. Society and Politics in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Academic Press, 1990):47-59.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Concept of Political Development”, in M. Hasanuzzaman edited. The Crisis of Political Development in Bangladesh (Savar: Jahangirnagar University, 1989): 1-24. Leading Article.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations”, in E. Ahamed, edited. Foreign Policy of Bangladesh (Dhaka: University Press, 1984): 52-62.


Elections and Political Parties in Thailand, Asia Foundation (U.S.A.), 1986, Pages: 63.


Syed Serajul Islam. “Khaleda Zia, Past Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Her Strategies and Policies,” South Asia Journal (USA) 31 (Spring 2020).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Good Governance and Political Culture: The Case of Bangladesh,” Intellectual Discourse, vol. 24. No. 2 (December 2016). 31-59

Syed Serajul Islam and Ishtiaq Hossain. “Canadian Muslims and Canada’s Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues: An Analysis,” Islam and Civilizational Dialogue, Vol. 3 No. 2 (January 2012)

Syed Serajul Islam. “2010 Elections in Myanmar (Burma): Transition to Democracy?” Asian Profile (Canada) Vol.38, No. 6 (December 2010).

Syed Serajul Islam. “State Terrorism in Xinjiang Region of China,” International Journal of Terrorism and Political Hot Spots (U.S.A.), Volume 2 Issue ¾. 2008.

Syed Serajul Islam. “2008 Elections and Political Systems of Malaysia: A Political Tsunami.” Asian Profile, (Canada),Vol. 36, No. 3 (June 2008):267-281.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Logic of Ethnic Terrorism: A linkage between Violence and Conflict Resolution in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh,” Southwestern Journal of International Affairs (U.S.A), Vol.2, No.1 (Spring, 2008): 61-71

Syed Serajul Islam. “Abu Ghraib: Prisoner Abuse in the Light of Islamic and International Law,” Intellectual Discourse, Vol.15, No. 1 (2007).

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Integration of Asian Muslims in the Multi-cultural Mosaic of Canada,” Asian Profile (Canada), vol. 35, No. 3 (2007). Lead Article.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Recent Violence in Southern Thailand,” The Message International (U.S.A.) Vol. 30, No.12, (2004).

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Insurgency Movement in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh: Internal and External Dimensions,” Third World Studies (U.S.A.), Vol. XX, No. 2 (Fall 2003):137-160.

Syed Serajul Islam. “From Autonomy to Independence: Free Aceh Movement in Indonesia,” Asian Thought and Society: An International Review (Sate University of New York: Stony Brook), Vol. XXVII (January 2002).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Elections and Politics in the Post-Ershad Era in Bangladesh,” Asian and African Studies (Europe), Vol. 10, No. 2(2001): 160-174.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Rohingyas in Myanmar: Their Struggle for Survival,” The Muslim Education Quarterly (Cambridge), Vol. 17, No. 4(2000): 40-50.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Liberation Movement of the Muslims in Thailand,” Asian Profile (Canada), Vol. 28, No. 5 (October 2000): 400-411.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Crisis of Identity in a Multi-cultural Society: The Case of Muslims in Canada,” Intellectual Discourse (Malaysia), Vol. 8, No. 1(October 2000).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Civil-Military Relations: The Western and Islamic Perspectives,” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Washington), Vol. 17, Number 2 (Summer 2000): 97-121.

Syed Serajul Islam.“The Moro Separatist Movements in the Philippines: Recent Developments,” Asian Thought and Society: An International Review (State University of New York), Vol.24, No.71 (May-August 1999.): 153-162.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Islamic Independence Movements in Patani and Mindanao,” Asian Survey (University of California, Berkeley), Vol.38, No. 5 (May 1998): 441-456

Syed Serajul Islam. “Impacts of Technology and NGOs on Social Development: The Case of Bangladesh,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Villanova University, Pennsylvania), Vol.21, No.2 (1998): 51-69.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Tragedy of the Babri-Masjid: An Expression of Militant Hindu Fundamentalism in India,” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (London), Vol. 17, No.2 (1997)

Syed Serajul Islam.“The Rohingyas in Myanmar (Burma) and the Moros in the Philippines: A Comparative Analysis of Two Liberation Movements,” Intellectual Discourse (Malaysia), Vol.5, No.1 (Oct. 1997): 1 - 20. Leading Article.

Syed Serajul Islam.“Islam in Bangladesh: A Dichotomy of ‘Bengali’ and ‘Muslim’ identities,” The Islamic Quarterly (London), Vol. XLI, No.3 (1997): 218 - 237

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Western and Islamic Approaches to the State: A Comparative Analysis,” The Muslim Education Quarterly (Cambridge), Vol.14. No.4, (1997): 42 - 54

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Tribesmen of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh,” Asian Culture Quarterly (China) Vol. 24, No.2 (Summer 1997)

Syed Serajul Islam. “Myanmar’s (Burma) Road to Socialism and Indonesia’s New order: A Comparative Analysis,” Asian and African Studies (Europe), Vol. 5.1996: 183-196.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Transition from Authoritarianism to Democracy in Pakistan and Bangladesh: A Comparative Analysis,” Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (A branch of Royal Asiatic Society of London), Vol.4, No.2 (December 1995): 237-260.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh in 1987: A Spectrum of Uncertainties,” Asian Survey (University of California, Berkeley), 28:2 (February, 1988): 163:71.

Syed Serajul Islam.“Party Politics in the US Presidential Elections,” Journal of American Studies, 1:5 (1988): 51 - 68.

Syed Serajul Islam.“Is Civic Culture Essential for Democracy?” Journal of Political Science (Bangladesh), 2:1(November 1988).

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Relative State Autonomy and the Development Strategy,” Pacific Affairs (Canada: University of British Columbia), 59:4 (Winter 1987): 563-73. Leading Article.

Syed Serajul Islam.“The Presidential System in Bangladesh and the USA: A Comparative Analysis,” Journal of American Studies, 1:11 (May 1987): 78 - 86.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh: Entering a New Phase,” Asian Survey (University of California: Berkeley), 27:2 (February 1987): 163-73.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Hope in South Asia: The First SAARC Summit,” The World and I (Washington), 1:2 (February 1986): 80-88.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Rise of Civil-Military Bureaucracy in the State Apparatus of Bangladesh,” Asian Thought and Society: An International Review (State University of New York), 11:31 (March 1986): 28-37.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Rise and Installation of an Intermediate Regime,” South Asian Studies, 21:2 (July-December 1986): 51-67

Syed Serajul Islam.“Party Politics in Thai Elections,” Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (A Branch of Royal Asiatic Society of London) 31:2(Dec 1986): 103-118.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Role of the State in the Economic Development of Bangladesh,” The Journal of Developing Areas (USA: University of Illinois), Vol.19 (January 1985): 185-208.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Neo-Marxist Approach to the State,” Social Science Review: 2:1 (June 1985): 21-39.

Syed Serajul Islam. “National Integration Crisis in India,” Asian Studies, Vol. 7 (May 1985): 59-76

Syed Serajul Islam. “Pakistan’s Decision-making Process in the Bangladesh Crisis,” Asian Affairs 7:1 (January 1985): 42-58.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Marxism and Catholicism: Two Competing Forces”, Dhaka University Studies, 42:1 (June 1985): 139-50.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The State in Bangladesh Under Zia,” Asian Survey (University of California), Vol.24, No.: 5 (May 1984): 556-73.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Contradictions and Crisis in Intermediate Regime,” The Radical Humanist, Vol.48, N0.7 (October 1984): 19-28

Syed Serajul Islam. “Bangladesh: Impact of Development Strategy During Mujib Era”, Regional Studies, 11:3 (Summer 1984); 8-20.

Syed Serajul Islam. “Scientific Approach to the Study of Politics,” Journal of Political Science (Bangladesh), 1:1 (May 1984).

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Liberal Democratic Approach to the State,” Dhaka University Studies, 39 (December 1983): 851-91.

Syed Serajul Islam.“Cognition/Perception: Psychological Logic in International Decision-making,” Asian Affairs, 5:1 (December 1983): 390-98.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The National Security of Pakistan,” Asian Affairs Vol. 4:1 (March 1982): 76-98. ARTICLES (in Other Languages)

Syed Serajul Islam. “Decision-making Process in an International Crisis,” in Abul Kalam,Ed. Contemporary International Politics (Dhaka: University Press Ltd.1991)

Syed Serajul Islam. “Legislature in Bengal,” in Serajul Islam Ed.Bangladesher Itaihas(Dhaka: Asiatic Society, 1993)

Syed Serajul Islam. “Factionalism within the Ruling Elites in Bangladesh,” in S.Khan,ed. Politics and Stability in Bangladesh (Savar: Jahangirnagar University, 1985): 30-37.

Syed Serajul Islam. “The Nature of State Power and Leadership in Bangladesh,” Seminar Proceedings (Dhaka: Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka, 1985).

Syed Serajul Islam. “Military Intervention in the politics of Developing countries: Why and How?” Rastrabijnan Darpan (Dhaka University), Vol. 1, 1976. 


”State Terrorism in the Name of Communism: The Case of China,” Proceedings of the China Research Association, University of Toronto, 2006.

Reports of the first conference of International Islamic Forum for Science, Technology and Human Resource Development held in Jakarta, Indonesia Dec 6 - 8, 1996 in Intellectual Discourse, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Oct. 1997).

Edited seminar proceedings of the Federation of Bangladesh Associations of North America held in Montreal, Canada - September 1 - 3, 1995.


A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada by John R.Saul (Toronto: Penguin Books, 2008) in Intellectual Discourse. Vol.17 No.2 (2009).

Political Economy of Development: A Comparative Study of Regime Performance by Ataul Huq Pramanik (Singapore: Thomson, 2007) published in Journal of Third World Studies (U.S.A) in Spring 2009.

Democracy and Civil Society in Asia (2 Vols) edited by Fahimul Quadir and Jayant Lele (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2004) in Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2007)

Philanthropy and Social Justice in Islam by Samiul Hasan (Kuala Lumpur: A.S. Noordeen, 2007) in The Message International (U.S.A.), January-March, 2007. Sharia Law in South Asia, by Alamgir Sirajuddin (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2005) in Journal of Third World Studies (U.S.A.), Vol. 24, No.1 (2007.)

Rising to the Challenge: China's Grand Strategy and International Security, by Avery Goldstein (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005) in International Journal (Canada), Vol. LXI, No. 3 (Summer 2006).

Reviewed a Manuscript on Abu Sayyaf: Terrorist Organization in the Philippines for Monash University Press, Australia in 2004.

Poverty in Malaysia, by A. Hoque (Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk, 1999) in Intellectual Discourse, winter 2000.

Political Science: An Islamic Perspective, by Abdul Rashid Moten (London: Macmillan Press Ltd, 1996) in The Muslim World (USA) 1997.

Malaysian’s Economic Success by Ataul H. Pramanik (Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications, 1997) in The New Straits Times, September 13, 1997.

Muslim World Agriculture in Disarray: An Agenda for Social Development by Ataul Huq Pramanik and others (Kuala Lumpur: IIUM, 1996) in The Muslim World Book Review (London), also appeared in The New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur), February 1, 1997.

Accountability: A Comparative Study of Human Responsibility and Man-made Doctrines,by Sheikh Osman Abdul Kader Al-Safi (Malaysia: WEB Printers, 1992) in Intellectual Discourse, Vol.4, No.2 (1997.)

Bangladesh: A New Nation in an Old Setting, by Craig Baxter (Boulder: Westview Press, 1986) For Journal of Developing Areas (U.S.A.) January 1987.

Bangladesh Voting Behavior, by S.H. Harun (Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh,1985) for New Nation, August 8, 1986.


Paper presented on “International Law and Security,” at Gonosasthya University, Bangladesh on August 15, 2014.

Paper presented on “Governance in Political Theory” at a special seminar organized by Dhaka University, Bangladesh on August 25, 2014.

Paper presented on “International Security” at a special seminar organized by the Department of Political Science of International Islamic University, Malaysia on Feb 24, 2014.

Paper presented on “Sustainability of minorities in Southeast Asia,” at a workshop organized by Nanyang Technological University of Singapore on February 26, 2014.

Paper presented on “Democracy in Bangladesh,” in Southwestern Social Sciences Conference at Saint Antoni, USA on April 5, 2014.

Paper presented on the “Malaysian Economy,” in Southwestern Social Sciences Conference at San Diego, USA on April 5, 2012.

Paper presented on “Global Governance and Security” in a special seminar organized by Jahangir Nagar University of Bangladesh, on February 10, 2012.

Paper presented on “International Terrorism” in a special seminar organized by Rotary International of Bangladesh, on March 10, 2012.

Presented in a Worksop on “Obama and the World,” held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg in February 2010.

Presented a talk on “Canada in Afghanistan,” in a Workshop organized by the Centre for Defence Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada on December 9, 2006.

Paper written and read on “The New Rome? Politics and Prospects of American Empire,” at Bluefin Bay, organized by Robert Hattery International and the University of Minnesota International Studies on November 12, 2005.

Paper written and read on “The Canadian Troops in Afghanistan,” in an International Conference in Thunder Bay, Organized by Department of Political Science Lakehead University on April 8. 2006.

A paper on “State Terrorism in the Name of Communism in China,” was presented and read at the University of Toronto on May 20, 2005.

A paper “On Global Terrorism and the Case of CHT,” was presented and read in a Conference in New Orleans, U.S.A. on April 26, 2005, organized by Southwestern Association of Social Scientists.

A paper on “Islamic Insurgency Movements in Southeast Asia: effects on the Global War on Terrorism,” was presented and read in a special seminar Organized by CIIA at Lakehead University on November 11, 2004.

“Conflict Resolution or Conflict Regulation in Southeast Asia,” a paper presented in a Conference in January 2004 at the University Science Malaysia in Penang.

“The Situation of Minorities in Myanmar,” a paper presented in a conference in February 2004 organized by the Department of Political Science of International Islamic University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

“The Status of Minorities in a Muslim State,” a paper presented as a guest speaker in May 2004 organized by the International Institute of Management Studies in Singapore.

“The Islamic Perspective on the End-of-Life Decision-making,” in a Conference organized by Northern Health Centre, Lakehead University at Thunder Bay, on May 31, 2002.

Guest Speaker in UN Model Conference organised by McGill University on the Sessions of Indonesia and Thailand held in Montreal from January 24-27, 2002.

Participated in a workshop on “Security and Defence of Canada,” held at the University of Manitoba, Canada, January 12-14, 2001.

Paper presented on “the Political Situation in Burma,” organized by International Studies Center, at Senate Chambers of Lakehead University, March 2001. *Besides the above I have presented many papers in local forums.