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Resistance and the state : Nepalese experiences

Author: David N Gellner
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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There has been growing concern about "failed states", and since the massacre of the Royal family in Nepal in 2001, increasing media attention has focused on the decline of the state and the rise of the Maoist rebels. This book explores the complex relationship between a modernizing, developmentalist state and the people it professes to represent.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David N Gellner
ISBN: 9781845452162 184545216X
OCLC Number: 141128575
Description: xv, 383 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: A heterotopia of resistance : health, community forestry and challenges to state centralization in Nepal / Ian Harper and Christopher Tarnowksi --
Resisting the environmentalist state / Ben Campbell --
The politics of difference and the reach of modernity : reflections on the state and civil society in central Nepal / William F. Fisher --
Nepali politics : people-parties interface / Krishna Hachhetu --
How representative is the Nepali state? / Karl-Heinz Krämer ---
An 'indigenous minority' in a border area : Tharu ethnic associations, NGOs, and the Nepalese state / Gisèle Krauskopff --
The history of the messianic and rebel king Lakhan Thapa : utopia and ideology among the Magars / Marie Lecomte-Tilouine --
Democracy and dissent in Nepal : an overview with some perceptions from Dhorpatan / Colin Millard --
Guns, kinship, and fear : Maoists among the Tamu-mai (Gurungs) / Judith Pettigrew --
The Kham Magar country : between ethnic and Maosim. / Anne de Sales.
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"All of the chapters are valuable and insightful and several have genuinely new things to say...the book is an extremely important and valuable contribution to the literature on Nepal." - JRAI

 
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