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Author Brown, T. Louise, 1963-

Title The challenge to democracy in Nepal : a political history / T. Louise Brown
Published London : Routledge, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages) : 1 map
Series Politics in Asia series
Politics in Asia series.
Contents 1. Traditional Nepal -- 2. The restoration of monarchical rule -- 3. Society and politics in the Panchayat System -- 4. King Birendra and the reformed Panchayat System -- 5. The Jana Andolan -- 6. The interim government -- 7. Democratic Nepal -- 8. Conclusion: The prospects for democracy in Nepal
Summary In 1990 Nepal's Peoples Movement reduced King Birendra from an absolute ruler to a constitutional monarch. This book is the first academic analysis of these events and places the 'revolution' of 1990 within the context of Nepali history. Louise Brown examines the background to Nepal's recent upheavals as well as covering the country's ealy history and its continuing problems of national integration. The previous, unsuccessful, democratic experiment and the nature of monarchical rule are discussed within an analysis of Nepal's social and economic modernisation. The evolution of political parties
Analysis Developing countries Democracy History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Monarchy -- Nepal.
Panchayat -- Nepal.
Nepal -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203307798 (electronic bk.)
0203419642 (electronic bk.)
9780203307793 (electronic bk.)
9780203419649 (electronic bk.)