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, no 1, 39-44 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NIAS Nordic Institute of Asian Studies , 2015. no 1, 39-44 p.
Anthropology, Democratic Consolidation, Nepal, Political Culture, Transition
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies) Social Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3894OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3894DiVA: diva2:808810