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Six years without constitution: The dampened expectations for Nepalese democracy
2015 (English)In: Asia in Focus: A Nordic journal on Asia by early career researchers, ISSN 2446-0001, no 1, 39-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article peers into the anxieties of the democratic process in post-conflict Nepal. Today, while the recent elections gave Nepal’s politicians a new mandate to finish the constitution-drafting process, the negotiations surrounding the troubled issue continue. Despite the established formal democratic institutions and procedures, authoritarian legacies and pre-democratic political practices, values and attitudes co-exist with the new democratic establishment with negative consequences for governmental stability. The article shows how the existing Nepalese political culture reflects a contradictory mix of deference to senior leaders, but also distrust of their authority, and a culture of confrontation rather than compromise.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2015. no 1, 39-44 p.
Keyword [en]
Anthropology, Democratic Consolidation, Nepal, Political Culture, Transition
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Political Science
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Democracy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4540OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-4540DiVA: diva2:1119956
Available from: 2017-07-05 Created: 2017-07-05 Last updated: 2017-07-05

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