Nepal's Maoist party has been able to mobilize peasants for insurgency, but it could not mobilize them to vote for the communists in elections. Ties of clientelist dependency enabled landed elites to mobilize peasants to vote for other parties in 1992 and 1994, but insurgent violence weakened those ties, enabling Maoists to mobilize support for insurgency.
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Research Article| June 01 2007
Land Tenure, Democracy, and Insurgency in Nepal: Peasant Support for Insurgency Versus Democracy
Asian Survey (2007) 47 (3): 393–414.
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Madhav Joshi, T. David Mason; Land Tenure, Democracy, and Insurgency in Nepal: Peasant Support for Insurgency Versus Democracy. Asian Survey 1 June 2007; 47 (3): 393–414. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.3.393
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