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Title Nepal in transition : from people's war to fragile peace / edited by Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, Suman Pradhan
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- The making of the Maoist insurgency / Deepak Thapa -- State power and the security sector: ideologies and interests / Rhoderick Chalmers -- Nepal's failed development / Devendra Raj Panday -- Ethnic politics and the building of an inclusive state / Mahendra Lawoti -- Masala peacemaking / Teresa Whitfield -- A comprehensive peace? international human rights monitoring in Nepal / Frederick Rawski and Mandira Sharma -- Support to Nepal's peace process: the role of the UN mission in Nepal / Ian Martin -- Electing the constituent assembly / Catinca Slavu -- Revolution by other means: the transformation of Nepal's Maoists / Aditya Adhikari -- A yam between two boulders: Nepal, India and China / Rajeev Chaturvedy and David Malone -- Bringing the Maoists down from the hills: India's role / S.D. Muni -- A Nepali perspective on international involvement / Prashant Jha -- Conclusions
Summary Since emerging in 2006 from a ten-year Maoist insurgency, the "People's War," Nepal has struggled with the difficult transition from war to peace, from autocracy to democracy, and from an exclusionary and centralized state to a more inclusive and federal one. The present volume, drawing on both international and Nepali scholars and leading practitioners, analyzes the context, dynamics, and key players shaping Nepal's ongoing peace process. While the peace process is largely domestically driven, it has been accompanied by wide-ranging international involvement, including initiatives in peacemaking by NGOs, the United Nations, and India, which, throughout the process, wielded considerable political influence; significant investments by international donors; and the deployment of a Security Council-mandated UN field mission. This book shines a light on the limits, opportunities, and challenges of international efforts to assist Nepal in its quest for peace and stability and offers valuable lessons for similar endeavors elsewhere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United Nations -- Nepal.
Nation-building -- Nepal -- International cooperation.
Peace-building -- Nepal -- International cooperation.
Nepal -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Form Electronic book
Author Einsiedel, Sebastian von, 1972-
Malone, David, 1954-
Pradhan, Suman, 1965-
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