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Contentious Politics and Democratization in Nepal

By: Mahendra Lawoti (ed.)

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028576

ISBN: 0761936017

Condition: New


After the restoration of democracy in 1990, Nepal witnessed collective political struggles—identity and gender movements, public protests and strikes, and the Maoist rebellion.This volume examines the causes, consequences and effectiveness of such contentious politics, and their relationship to democratization. Contradicting the popular thesis that contentious politics generally promotes democratization, this topical book shows that some forms of contentious politics can hinder it, even as other forms strengthen democracy. It also suggests that the nature of activities—whether they are co... View more info