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Self-determination & constitution making in Nepal : constituent assembly, inclusion, & ethnic federalism

Author: Surendra Bhandari
Publisher: Singapore : Springer, [2014] ©2014
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This book systematically analyzes why constitutions do not survive in Nepal, despite sixty years of constitutional history. The author discusses the epistemology of ethnic federalism in Nepal and examines the challenges of nation building and post-nation constitutionalism. The work addresses the connection between ethnic identity, right to self-determination, constitution making and state restructuring, offering  Read more...
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Bhandari, Surendra.
Self-determination & constitution making in Nepal : constituent assembly, inclusion, & ethnic federalism.
Singapore ; Heidelberg, [Germany] : Springer Science+Business Media, c2014
xxiii, 252 pages
2014939009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Surendra Bhandari
ISBN: 9789812870056 9812870059 9812870040 9789812870049
OCLC Number: 879347997
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 7, 2014).
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Contents: Dedication.- List of Tables and Charts- Preface.- Acronyms.- Chapter 1: The Landscape of Constitution Making in Nepal.- 1.1: Six Decades of Constitutional History.- 1.2: Pre-1990 Constitution Making Processes.- 1.3: The 1990 Constitution Making Process.- 1.4: Making of the Interim Constitution 2007.- 1.5: Lessons from Past Constitutions Making.- 1.5.1: Constitution Writing versus Constitution Making.- 1.5.2: Constitution versus Constitutionalism.- 1.5.3: Political Interests versus System Building.- 1.5.4: Power versus Authority.- 1.5.5: The Rule of Law versus Rule by Law.- 1.5.6: Legitimacy versus Political Ideology.- 1.5.7: Challenges of the Divided Society and the Constitution Making.- 1.5.8: From Uncertainty to Political Stability.- 1.6: Concluding Observations.- Chapter 2: Abolition of Monarchy.- 2.1 Background.- 2.2: The First Conflict: Conflict between Gorkha and other Principalities.- 2.3: The Second Conflict: Conflict between the Shah and Rana Dynasties.- 2.4: The Third Conflict: The King versus the People.- 2.4.1 Conflict between the King and the People from 1951 to 1990.- 2.4.2 Conflict from 1990 to 2008.- 2.5 Concluding Observations.- Chapter 3: Why did the Constituent Assembly Fail?.- 3.1: The Context of the CA.- 3.2: Reasons for the Failure of the CA.- 3.2.1: The Redundant Role of the CA.- 3.2.2: Faulty Discourse.- 3.2.3: Crisis of Constitutionalism.- 3.2.4: Democratic Deficit.- 3.3: Designing a Constitution in the Future.- 3.3.1: Political Consensus.- 3.3.2: From Ideology to Constitutionalism?.- 3.3.3: Civic or Citizenry Identity.- 3.3.4: Welfare-Grundnorm.- 3.4: Concluding Observations.- Chapter 4: Epistemology of Ethnic Federalism.- 4.1: Civic or Ethnic Federalism?.- 4.2: Ethnic & Indigenous Identity.- 4.3: Ethnic Federalism in Nepal.- 4.4: Major Schools of Thought & the Controversy.- 4.5: Civic Identity.- 4.5.1: Marxism.- 4.5.2: Max Weber & Ethnicity.- 4.5.3: Robert Park & Assimilation to Civic State.- 4.6: Concluding Observations.- Chapter 5: Nation-Building, Inclusion & Liberal Democracy.- 5.1: Nation-Building in Nepal.- 5.1.1: Formative Stage of Nation-Building.- 5.1.2: Democratic Stage of Nation-Building.- 5.1.3 Post-National Stage of Nation-Building.- 5.2 Inclusion.- 5.2.1 Inclusion During the Panchayati Era: 1960-1990.- 5.2.2 Inclusion in the Post-1990 Era.- 5.3: Liberal Democracy & Federalism.- 5.3.1 Constitutionalism.- 5.3.2 The Rule of Law.- 5.3.3 Political Parties Reform.- 5.3.4 A Robust Counter Hegemonic Mechanism in Place.- 5.4: Concluding Observations.- Chapter 6: Right to Self-Determination & Restructuring the Nepalese State.- 6.1 Right to Self Determination (RSD).- 6.2: RSD: Internal Autonomy of Groups & Ethnic Federalism.- 6.2.1: The UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples.- 6.2.2: RSD & Minority Rights.- 6.3: IRSD & its Scope: Empowerment of All Peoples.- 6.3.1: The Scope of IRSD under the UNDRIP.- 6.3.2 Rights over Land and Resources.- 6.3.3: IRSD and Human Rights for All Peoples.- 6.4: Restructuring the Nepalese State.- 6.4.1: Could Federalism Ensure Autonomy?.- 6.4.2: Is Federalism the Solution of Discrimination and Inequality?.- 6.4.3 Is Federalism the Natural Political Course for Nepal?.- 6.5: Concluding Observations.- Chapter 7: Prospects of Liberal Democracy and Development.- 7.1: The CA Must Not Repeat Past Mistakes: Learn From the Past.- 7.1.1: Learn from the Past and Shun any Redundant Role.- 7.1.2: Build and Entrench Constitutionalism.- 7.1.3: Espouse a Robust and Transparent Discourse.- 7.1.4: Don't Endure Democratic Deficit.- 7.2: Monarchy is Abolished: Monarchs Have Yet to be Abolished.- 7.2.1: Monarchs are still Predominant.- 7.2.2: Political Leaders are Acting Irresponsibly.- 7.3: Ethnic Federalism v. Federalism: Don't Summon the Condition of Scylla & Charybdis.- 7.3.1 Methodological Issues.- 7.3.2: A Riddle of Positive Discrimination.- 7.3.3: More Rigid Boundaries.- 7.3.4: Federalization is not a One-time Job.- 7.3.5: A Misnomer of Minority Protection.- 7.3.6: A Pricey Institution.- 7.3.7: Possible Political Conundrum.- 7.4: Inclusive State: Within the Scope of Human Rights.- 7.4.1: Full Cultural Expression and Plurality.- 7.4.2: Four Major Objections.- 7.4.3: Welfare Policy for an Inclusive State.- 7.5: Civic State: From a Normative to a Positive State.- 7.5.1: Social Political Equilibrium.- 7.5.2: Constrain to Democratic Majoritarianism.- 7.5.3: It is not an Ethnic State.- 7.5.4: The Rights-Based Approach.- 7.6: Political Parties Reform: From Private Companies to Public Entities.- 7.6.1: Private Companies to Public Entities.- 7.6.2: Political Intolerance.- 7.6.3: Party Fetish.- 7.7: Liberal Democracy: Social Engineering of Inclusion, Participation, and State Restructuring.- 7.7.1: Challenges of Liberal Democracy.- 7.7.2: Consociational Democracy & Power-Sharing.- 7.7.3: Democracy as a Way of Life.- 7.8: Positive Discrimination: Revisiting the Rawlsian Model.- 7.8.1: Justice as Fairness.- 7.8.2: The Political Conception of Justice.- 7.8.3: Managing Inequality.- 7.8.4: What is to be done?.- 7.9: The Rule of Law: From Constitutionalism to Post-Constitutionalism.- 7.9.1: A Positive Order.- 7.9.2: Constitutional to Post-Constitutional Order.- 7.10: Freedom and Development: B. P. Koirala & Amartya Sen Revisited.- 7.10.1: Human Face of Development.- 7.10.2: Unfreedoms and Remediable Injustices.- 7.10.3: B. P. Koirala.- 7.11: Policy Choices: Welfare-Grundnorm.- 7.11.1: Fairness, Efficiency, and Validity.- 7.11.2: Hierarchy and Grundnorm.- Chapter 8: Concluding Observations.- Bibliography.
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