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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 202–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
... criticism was to propose legislation restricting citizens’ rights, prompting accusations of creeping authoritarianism. Continued tensions along Nepal’s borders led to escalated rhetoric. The crises of 2020 exacerbated existing problems with governance, social inequality, and poverty. © 2021 by The Regents...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 196–203.
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...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 133–139.
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...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (2): 261–280.
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...
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 206–213.
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...
Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 84–92.
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...
Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 138–146.
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 government...
Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 125–130.
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...
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 164–172.
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...
Asian Survey (2007) 47 (3): 393–414.
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...