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Asian Survey. 2020; 601196–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.196
Published: 01 February 2020
...Mahendra Lawoti After decades of instability, a stable government in Nepal offered many promises, but despite progress in some sectors, the government has become less popular in the last two years. The Communist Party’s ideological ambivalence, shown by its questionable policies and activities with...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591133–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.133
Published: 01 February 2019
...Mahendra Lawoti The Communist Party of Nepal raised hope for stability and rapid development after winning a comfortable majority in local, provincial, and federal elections, but power concentration, partisanship, and factionalism prevented it from delivering, while intolerance toward dissidents...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 581134–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.134
Published: 01 February 2018
...Susan Ostermann Despite challenges, Nepal held local and national-level elections this year, the first under its 2015 constitution. A surprising leftist alliance now controls the legislature, while a wide range of parties fill local-level offices. Nepal still faces natural and economic headwinds...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 57160–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.60
Published: 01 February 2017
...Susan Ostermann Despite general government stagnation and exceedingly slow earthquake recovery efforts, Nepal in 2016 made some important and long-overdue advances in terms of securing a role for women in politics. The country also maintained its independence from its closest ally, India, and, in...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561210–215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.210
Published: 01 February 2016
...Anne Mocko; Dorji Penjore Nepal faced massive earthquakes, which killed, displaced, or traumatized thousands of people, but it also ratified a new constitution and elected its first female head of state. Bhutan celebrated the legacy of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, made advances in its hydropower...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 582261–280 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.2.261
Published: 01 April 2018
...Kristine Eck This article shows that the statistical correlation between poverty and violence during the conflict in Nepal (1996–2006) is unlikely to be explained by grievances or low opportunity costs among the poor, but is better explained by considering the rebels’ strategy. This underscores the...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 55175–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.75
Published: 01 February 2015
...Anne Mocko; Dorji Penjore Both Nepal and Bhutan formed new parliamentary governments in 2014. In both cases, a new party took control, but major policies remained unchanged. Many people experienced hardships in buying basic commodities (because of inflation in Nepal and a subsidy dispute in Bhutan...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 541206–213 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.206
Published: 01 February 2014
...Pramod K. Kantha The political stalemate prevailing in Nepal since the dissolution of the first Constituent Assembly (CA) in 2012 ended with the second CA polls in November. Bhutan’s second parliamentary elections in July and the opposition People’s Democratic Party’s victory over the outgoing Druk...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 53184–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.84
Published: 01 February 2013
...Pramod K. Kantha Nepal’s political transition switched into crisis mode as the Constituent Assembly (CA) dissolved on May 27 without delivering a constitution. While new elections for the CA appeared most likely, people’s confidence in the ability of ever-feuding politicians to lead the troubled...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 521138–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.1.138
Published: 01 February 2012
...Sara Shneiderman; Mark Turin Nepal's political transition to a democratic federal republic remains incomplete. A November 2011 agreement on post-conflict integration and rehabilitation offers reason for hope. Continued disagreements over the structure of the federal state and its form of...
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Asian Survey. 2011; 511125–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.1.125
Published: 01 February 2011
...Susan Hangen Nepal made little headway in its peace process in 2010. The Constituent Assembly missed the May deadline for completing the new Constitution, and a crisis in governance followed the prime minister's resignation in June. Repeated rounds of voting failed to elect a new leader. Meanwhile...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 501164–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.164
Published: 01 February 2010
...Mahendra Lawoti Democratic transitions in Nepal and Bhutan ran into challenges in 2009. The integration of Maoist combatants, polarization among political parties, increasing ethnic assertion, and mushrooming armed groups have delayed constitution writing in Nepal and led to political instability...
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Asian Survey. 2009; 49153–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.53
Published: 01 February 2009
...John Whelpton In Nepal, the twice-postponed elections for the Constituent Assembly were successfully held in April 2008. The Maoists, who obtained a plurality of seats, took office at the head of a multi-party coalition following the formal abolition of the monarchy. Yet, fundamental issues still...
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Asian Survey. 2008; 481184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2008.48.1.184
Published: 01 February 2008
...John Whelpton Amid continuing unrest in Nepal's Tarai (Lowlands) region and elsewhere, eventual abolition of the monarchy looks certain. But implementation of the country's peace process remains stalled with postponement of the Constituent Assembly elections originally scheduled for June 2007 and...
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Asian Survey. 2007; 473393–414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.3.393
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madhav Joshi; T. David Mason 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...
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Asian Survey. 2007; 47180–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.1.80
Published: 01 February 2007
...David N. Gellner 2006 saw the final collapse of King Gyanendra's attempt to re-establish monarchical rule. The beneficiaries were the Seven-Party Alliance and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). There followed the re-establishment of Parliament, removal of sovereignty from the king, fluctuating...
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Asian Survey. 2006; 461120–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.1.120
Published: 01 February 2006
...Michael Hutt Whether monarchy and democracy can coexist was the key question in both Bhutan and Nepal during 2005. Two developments in Nepal will be major factors in determining the survival of the Shah dynasty and, in the longer term, whether the Nepalese nation-state survives as a sovereign...
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Asian Survey. 2005; 45183–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.1.83
Published: 01 February 2005
...Michael Hutt As small states located on the south side of the eastern Himalaya, Nepal and Bhutan are superficially very similar. In both countries, a monarchy is in the process of renegotiating its position and role, and in both, the current political dispensation faces strong challenges. However...
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Asian Survey. 2004; 44143–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2004.44.1.43
Published: 01 February 2004
... initiation of a peace process with the Maoist insurgents brought new hopes for some months, but the dialogue broke down before it really began. ©© 2004 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2004 NEPAL IN 2003 Another Failed Chance for Peace Karl-Heinz Kra¨mer Abstract One...
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Asian Survey. 2003; 431208–214 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.1.208
Published: 01 February 2003
... powers himself, nominated a new council of ministers, and delayed elections for an uncertain time. ©© Regents of the University of California NEPAL IN 2002 Emergency and Resurrection of Royal Power Karl-Heinz Kra¨mer Abstract Under a nine-month state of emergency amid civil war, violence escalated...