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Contentious politics and democratization in Nepal

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 coerciv
eBook, English, ©2007
Sage Publications, New Delhi, ©2007