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Md. Moniruzzaman

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in International Development - Doctor of Philosophy, Nagoya University
  • Master of Arts in International Relations - Masters Degree, International University of Japan
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences (Political Science) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Higher Secondary - Certificate, Tamirul Millat Madrasa Dhaka
  • Secondary - Certificate, Dhanno Khola Madrasa Jessore

Md. Moniruzzaman (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

M. Moniruzzaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His research interests cover comparative politics and political economy of the Muslim world. He has published more than 25 articles in reputed journals such as Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, South Asian Survey, Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development and South Asian Development. Moniruzzaman has contributed chapters in books published by reputed international publishers such as Springer and SENGAGE Learning. He has authored and translated three books- The Islamic Theory of Jihad and the International System (2000); Nationalism and Internationalism in Liberalism, Marxism and Islam (translated) (2008), and Politics and Government in the Central Asian Muslim Republics (in progress). He sits on the editorial boards of International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, Journal of Administrative Science and Issues in Social Science.
He has presented research papers in various international conferences in Malaysia, Thailand, USA, and UK. Apart from academic writings, Moniruzzaman also has published 11 literary works (novels, poetry, travelogue etc.). Earlier he headed the Department of Political Science, IIUM (2012-2013). He received the Japanese government scholarship (Monbusho) and International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) Scholarship for higher education.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Political Economy - International Political economy
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Islamic Political System - Islamic Political Thought
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Development Policies - Development Studies

Teaching Responsibilities

COMPARATIVE POLITIC OF THE MUSLIM WORLD 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009
COMPARATIVE POLITICS 2018/2019 2016/2017 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008
COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2011/2012
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006
INTERNSHIP 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 2018/2019 2017/2018 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF BRICS 2021/2022 2020/2021
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2013/2014
RESEARCH PAPER I 2019/2020 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER II 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
RESEARCH PROJECT II 2018/2019 2014/2015
STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS 2017/2018 2015/2016 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009
STUDIES IN MUSLIM MINORITY ISSUES 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
THE POLITICS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT 2016/2017 2015/2016 2012/2013 2011/2012

Research Projects

2020 - 2021 Minority at Home and Abroad: Developing New Islamic Theories
2016 - 2018 Market Liberalization and Growth in Nigerian Telecommunication Sector during 2000 - 2015: Impact Analysis and Lessons
2014 - 2015 Political Instability in the Muslim World: An Analysis of Regime Type and Party System
2012 - 2013 Foreign debt,debt service and the performance in millennium developments goals:A study of the HIPC Muslim countries,2000-2012
2011 - 2011 Merlimau By-Election : Competition For Party Political Survival
2010 - 2011 Interpretations of the Qur'anic Laws: Pluralist and deliberative Democratic Perspectives
2010 - 2012 A Comparative Study of Political System, Religion, Culture and politics in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
2008 - 2010 The Global Financial Crisis and the Potential of Islamic Contribution to International Political Economy
2007 - 2008 The Rise of China and its Implications for the Muslim World
2007 - 2007 Political Economy of the Muslim World: A Cross-country Assesment of Sociopolitical Environment for Inward FDI Performance



2022 The Muslim minority-phobia in context: a critical study on majoritarian ideology and the structural roots of anti-Muslim phenomenon in the post-war Sri Lanka. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, () pp. 1-11
2021 A confluence of interests: China and Muslim countries have plenty of reasons to develop an engaging partnership. China Daily Global Weekly, () pp.
2021 Can COVID-19 give a humane face to 'human rights'?. The China Daily, 24th June 2021 () pp.
2021 Could banning virtual assets be a breach of the doctrine of legitimate expectation?. Journal of Money laundering Control, () pp.
2021 Identity, political perspectives and communal relations of Muslim minority of Sri Lanka: an analytical survey on contemporary discourse. KALAM International Research Journal, 14 (1) pp. 57-66
2021 Inclusive Muslim partnership with China transcends history into new era. China Daily, () pp. 1-3
2021 Ishq er Dahaney Rumi. Punarutthan, 15 February 2021 () pp. 1-3
2021 Muhammad Asad: world-Muslim personality and mind. Punarutthan, 22 January 2021 () pp.
2021 Reforming political Islam: a critical reading of Aḥmad al-Raysūnī’s perspectives. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies, 4 (1) pp. 82-102
2020 China and the Muslim world: civilizational partnership?. China Global Television Network (CGTN), 3 Dec 2020 () pp.
2020 China and the Muslim World: civilizational partnership?. China Muslim World Cooperation Research, () pp.
2020 China and the Muslim world: is civilization partnership possible?. Daily Nayadiganta, () pp. 1-5
2019 Note from the guest editor: religion, culture and governance. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (Special Issue 1) pp. 689-694
2019 Religion, society and gendered-politics in central Asia: a comparative analysis. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (Special Issue) pp. 745-766
2018 Determinants of quality services provision of local government: evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 8 (2) pp. 368-383
2018 Malaysia’ 14th general election: end of an epoch, and beginning of a new?. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (1) pp. 207-228
2018 Media and politics in the muslim world:unfriendly relationship between press freedom and Illiberal government. The Social Sciences, 13 (1) pp. 70-79
2018 Moderating effect of administrative role in the relationship between the SERVQUAL dimensions and Quality Service Provisions of local government in Dhaka City. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 4 (12) pp. 752-760
2018 Political economy of deregulation: an impact analysis of Nigerian Telecommunications (2000-2014). International Business Management, 12 (2) pp. 145-154
2018 Politics of forced migration and refugees: dynamics of international conspiracy?. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (2) pp. 519-540
2017 Müslüman dünyasında siyasi liderlik: Karşılaştırmalı analiz (Political leadership in the Muslim world: A comparative analysis). Yeni Turkiye (New Turkey), 23 (95) pp. 77-85
2016 Ethnocentrism and ethno-political conflicts in Northern Nigeria: A critical analysis. Journal of Political Science and Leadership Research, 2 (2) pp. 10-23
2016 Local election competition for national party survival: an analysis of Merlimau by-election in Malaysia. Journal of Social Science Studies, 3 (2) pp. 117-132
2016 Politics of external debt and millennium development goals: a case study of Nigeria(2000-2015). International Business Management, 10 (4) pp. 523-533
2016 Politics of intellectual property rights: the case of Malaysia-US free trade agreement. The Social Sciences, 11 (2) pp. 100-105
2015 Political economy of millennium development goals: a critical assessment of achievement and strategies. International Business Management, 9 (4) pp. 540-546
2015 Regime types or party systems: what matters more for political instability in the developing world? . Issues in Social Science, 3 (2) pp. 28-42
2014 Determinants of foreign direct investment in Iran: assessing the standard factors. Journal of Global Business Advancement, 7 (1) pp. 38-54
2014 Minority policies in the Muslim world. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 3 () pp. 21-42
2014 Post-crisis political economy: neoliberalism or Islamic alternative?. Research in Applied Economics, 6 (2) pp. 157-170
2013 Contemporary challenges and prospects for sukuk. Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economies, 1 (4) pp. 44-59
2013 Foreign aid and corruption in the Muslim world:a preliminary analysis. Kulliyyah Research Bulletin, 4 (2) pp. 10-12
2013 The 13th Malaysian general election: uncertainties and expectations . Intellectual Discourse, 21 () pp. 55-70
2013 The rise of China and its implications for the muslim world. Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 34 (1) pp. 1-32
2011 American Foreign Policy and the Muslim World (Book review). Asian Journal of Social Science, 39 () pp. 565-567
2011 Group management and empowerment: lessons from development NGOs in Bangladesh. Journal of South Asian Development, 6 (1) pp. 67-91
2010 Hard choices: security, democracy and regionalism in Southeast Asia / edited by Donald K. Emmerson. Intellectual Discourse, 18 (2) pp. 323-338
2010 Inward FDI performance in the muslim world: assesing business and political environments. Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 31 (1) pp. 85-118
2010 Seek change, not payoffs . Gulf News, () pp.
2010 Trial and era . The Indian Express, () pp.
2009 Deepening democracy in Indonesia? direct elections for local leaders (Pilkada)/ Maribeth Erb, Priyambudi Sulistiyanto. Intellectual Discourse, 17 (1) pp. 115-119
2009 Parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh: an evaluation of the parliament during 1996-2009. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 47 (1) pp. 100-126
2009 Party Politics and political violence in Bangladesh: issues, manifestation and consequences. South Asian Survey, 16 (1) pp. 81-99
2009 The Iranian protests: no clarity amidst confusion. Opinion Asia, () pp. 1-2
2008 Jihad and terrorism: an alternative explanation. Journal of Religion & Society, 10 (1) pp. 1-13
2007 Group formation and empowerment: the case of brac and proshika in Bangladesh. Intellectual Discourse, 15 (1) pp. 37-58
2004 Political mobilization of grassroots women and its implications: a case study of Proshika in Bangladesh. Forum of International Development Studies, 25 (1) pp. 159-181
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 COVID-19 and undocumented Bangladeshi migrant laborers in Malaysia: a study of livelihood struggle. In: 6th Annual Conference on Social Research in Bangladesh,
2021 Political status of non-Muslims in Islam: an alternative framework. In: SADAB 10th International Online Conference on Social Researches and Behavioral Sciences,
2020 GCC and Political Divide: an analysis of potentials and risks. In: The 5th Annual International Conference of the Gulf Studies Center on Social Change in the Gulf Societies in the 21st Century,
2019 International origins of national unsustainability: market, dependency and policies. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019),
2019 Minority at home and abroad: The Islamic theory and its challenge. In: 7th International Islam and Liberty Conference: Islamic case for Religious Freedom,
2018 Politics of nationalism and religion: the experience of Indian sub-continent. In: International Conference on Religion, Culture and Governance in the Contemporary World (ICRCG 2018),
2017 Politics of forced migration and refugees: Dynamics of international conspiracy?. In: International Conference on Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Issues and Shifting Paradigms (ICMR 2017),
2015 Ionic liquid-tolerant cellulase from palm kernel cake for efficient lignocellulose hydrolysis . In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015),
2015 Western origins of non-western authoritarianism. In: 2nd International Conference on “Innovative Trends in Multidisciplinary Academic Research (ITMAR-2015),
2014 Political economy of millennium development goals: a critical assessment of achievement and strategies . In: 2nd International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management Outlooks (ICEFMO 2014),
2014 Regime types or party systems: what matters more for political instability in the developing world? . In: The Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014 (in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas),

2017 Party politics in semi-democracies a comparative study of Bangladesh and Malaysia. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-772-9
Book Section

2022 The Islamic theory of citizenship and minority rights: a critical appraisal. In: Islam and Liberty Network, ISBN: , pp. 52-73
2021 50 Years of party politics and political violence in Bangladesh. In: Shobha Publishers, ISBN: , pp.
2021 Muhammad Asad: Muslim-world Personality and Mind. In: Maktab Publishers, Dhaka, ISBN: 978-984-94951-4-7, pp.
2019 Electoral legitimacy preventive representation and regularization of authoritarian democracy in Bangladesh. In: IntechOpen Limited, UK, ISBN: 978-1-78985-026-0, pp.
2019 Electoral legitimacy preventive representation and regularization of authoritarian democracy in Bangladesh. In: IntechOpen Limited, UK, ISBN: 978-1-78985-026-0, pp.
2018 Clientelism, corruption and kleptocratic politics in Bangladesh: a political economy analysis. In: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-53614-210-5, pp. 165-176
2013 Political economy of Malaysia. In: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 13: 798-967-0357-22-5, 10:967-0357-22-5, pp. 73-98
2013 Political economy of Malaysia. In: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 13: 798-967-0357-22-5, 10:967-0357-22-5, pp. 73-98
2012 Foreign aid and foreign debt of Muslim world. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-9400726321, pp. 173-193
2011 Sovereignty: does it matter anymore?. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 29-42

2015 Political instability in the Muslim world: an analysis of regime type and party system . In: s.n,