ISBN 9781107659711,Nepal In Transition: From People's War To Fragile Peace

Nepal In Transition: From People's War To Fragile Peace



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107659711

ISBN-10 110765971X


Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)

International law

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.

Table Of Contents
1. Introduction
Part I. The Context:
2. The Making Of The Maoist Insurgency
3. State Power And The Security Sector: Ideologies And Interests
4. Nepal'S Failed Development
5. Ethnic Politics And The Building Of An Inclusive State
Part Ii. Critical Transition And The Role Of Outsiders:
6. Masala Peacemaking
7. A Comprehensive Peace? International Human Rights Monitoring In Nepal
8. Support To Nepal'S Peace Process: The Role Of The Un Mission In Nepal
9. Electing The Constituent Assembly
10. Revolution By Other Means: The Transformation Of Nepal'S Maoists
Part Iii. Regional Dynamics:
11. A Yam Between Two Boulders: Nepal, India And China
12. Bringing The Maoists Down From The Hills: India'S Role
13. A Nepali Perspective On International Involvement
Part Iv. Conclusions:
14. Conclusions.