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New Nepal : the fault lines /
Nishchal N. Pandey.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications ; [Singapore] : ISAS, 2010.
description
xiv, 164 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
8132103165, 9788132103165 (hc)
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imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications ; [Singapore] : ISAS, 2010.
isbn
8132103165
9788132103165 (hc)
contents note
People's movement II and its aftermath -- Interim Constitution and repeated amendments -- Maoist triumph -- The fault lines -- Language as a potential source of conflict -- Secularism : onset of religious conflict? -- Security sector governance and future of Nepal Army -- Lack of political culture and legitimacy -- Role of UNMIN -- Rejuvenating the economy -- India and Nepal : partners in progress -- Nepal-China relations : giving an economic thrust.
catalogue key
7394759
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Nishchal Nath Pandey is Director of the Kathmandu-based Centre for South Asian Studies and is a well-known academic of Nepal.
Reviews
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This is a good book for anyone interested in Nepalese politics. Nischal Nath Pandey has carefully considered all aspects that one needs to understand while learning about a country, like the political culture of a society...the reader would get a sound knowledge of the political situation in Nepal from this book.
This is a good book for anyone interested in Nepalese politics. Nischal Nath Pandey has carefully considered all aspects that one needs to understand while learning about a country, like the political culture of a society…the reader would get a sound knowledge of the political situation in Nepal from this book.
Nischal Nath Pandey, provides in depth research into the gut political, social and economic issues facing Nepal and points to their considerable gravity in the continuing search for political normalcy in the intricately pluralistic state. As a study of the 'New Nepal', the book is frank, factual, lucid, concise, and, to the general reader's relief, free of specialist jargon. Accordingly, it makes for easy reading and by virtue of these 'pluses' would prove an invaluable tool in South Asia's efforts at ushering democratic polities in the truest sense.
The book focuses on the contemporary Nepali politics, and explores, in the last two chapters, Nepal's relations with her two immediate neighbours-India and China... It will give the readers a deeper understanding of the country's history and historical factors, leading to the turning of an over two centuries old monarchical state into a republic, barely six weeks after the Constituent Assembly election in April 2008. It will be of immense interest to academics in the fields of politics, international relations, and South Asian studies, and international think tanks, research institutions, and diplomatic communities interested in studies on Nepal and South Asia.
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Summaries
Main Description
Nepal is going through the most tumultuous period in its history. The writing of the new Constitution will only be a small step towards producing a stable country. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself, challenging spin-offs stemming from a failure to address questions of identity, ethnicity, language, religion, region and culture are emerging as clear fault lines of '~New Nepal.' This book reflects the nature of the enormous challenges before Nepal and the exceptionally important discussion on how to resolve these problems and move ahead.
Main Description
Nepal is going through the most tumultuous period in its history. The writing of the new Constitution will only be a small step towards producing a stable country. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself, challenging spin-offs stemming from a failure to address questions of identity, ethnicity, language, religion, region and culture are emerging as clear fault lines of 'New Nepal.' This book reflects the nature of the enormous challenges before Nepal and the exceptionally important discussion on how to resolve these problems and move ahead.
Main Description
This book analyses the tumultuous situation in post-republic Nepal, with spot diagnosis of the major issues facing the country such as federal structure, security sector reform, armed movement in the terai, and religious clashes that have wide implications for India and China. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself, New Nepal: The Fault Lines deals with possible spin-offs of the failure to address the questions of identity, ethnicity, language, religion, region, and culture in "New Nepal". Security sector governance, the structure of the political system and the relations between various organs of the state are yet to be determined while the law and order situation, supply of daily essentials, and immediate economic relief to the rural hinterlands is already testing the patience of the people. Political parties are once again resorting to the same old addiction of forming and dismantling governments, knowing well that this will be disastrous to the nascent democracy. The writing of the new Constitution will only be a small step toward producing a stable country. The book will be of immense interest to academics in the fields of politics, international relations, and South Asian studies, and international think tanks, research institutions, and diplomatic communities interested in studies on Nepal and South Asia. Book jacket.
Main Description
This book analyses the tumultuous situation in post-republic Nepal, with spot diagnosis of the major issues facing the country such as federal structure, security sector reform, armed movement in the terai, and religious clashes that have wide implications for India and China. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself, New Nepal: The Fault Lines deals with possible spin-offs of the failure to address the questions of identity, ethnicity, language, religion, region, and culture in "New Nepal". Security sector governance, the structure of the political system and the relations between various organs of the state are yet to be determined while the law and order situation, supply of daily essentials, and immediate economic relief to the rural hinterlands is already testing the patience of the people. Political parties are once again resorting to the same old addiction of forming and dismantling governments, knowing well that this will be disastrous to the nascent democracy. The writing of the new Constitution will only be a small step towards producing a stable country. The book will be of immense interest to academics in the fields of politics, international relations, and South Asian studies, and international think tanks, research institutions, and diplomatic communities interested in studies on Nepal and South Asia.
Main Description
Nepal is going through the most tumultuous period in its history. The writing of the new Constitution will only be a small step towards producing a stable country. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself, challenging spin-offs stemming from a failure to address questions of identity, ethnicity, language, religion, region and culture are emerging as clear fault lines of 'New Nepal.' Security sector governance, the structure of the political system and the relations between various organs of the state are yet to be determined, while law and order, supply of daily essentials, and immediate economic relief to the rural hinterlands is already testing the patience of the people. Political parties are once again resorting to the old addiction of forming and dismantling governments, knowing well that this will be disastrous the nascent democracy. A chaotic Nepal will also be a headache for both India and China. This book reflects the nature of the enormous challenges before Nepal and the exceptionally important discussion on how to resolve these problems and move ahead.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
People's Movement II and its Aftermathp. 1
Interim Constitution and Repeated Amendmentsp. 6
Maoist Triumphp. 29
The Fault Linesp. 38
Language as a Potential Source of Conflictp. 62
Secularism: Onset of Religious Conflict?p. 68
Security Sector Governance and Future of Nepal Armyp. 81
Lack of Political Culture and Legitimacyp. 89
Role of UNMINp. 92
Rejuvenating the Economyp. 98
India and Nepal Partners in Progressp. 104
Nepal-China Relations: Giving an Economic Thrustp. 121
Conclusionp. 143
Appendix: Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Government of Nepal and Communist Party of Chinap. 145
Indexp. 160
About the Authorp. 165
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