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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.advisorMatei, Florina Cristiana
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Saroj Kumar
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:10Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45154
dc.description.abstractNepal’s age-old ethnic grievances created a platform for the Maoists to launch their political strategy into broad sections of Nepalese society. The explicit politicization of ethnic grievances helped propel the party to victory in Nepal’s first constitutional election in 2008. Soon thereafter, however, the Maoists lost the lead role in Nepalese politics, in no small part because they failed to deliver on their ethnic promises. This thesis examines the rise and fall of the Maoists in Nepal, as well as the sources and context of the ethnic grievances that have simmered in the country throughout its modern political history. It finds that genuine reform has collided with (and frequently lost out to) the short-term agitations of power politics across the partisan spectrum. In this context, the present thesis establishes a framework to understand the role of ideas in democratizing states. The clash between ideas and ideology on the matter of ethnic grievances sheds light on how the Maoists failed to convert the claims of their movement into the actions of their party in government. The lesson for the remaining parties is clear: resolving Nepal’s ethnic tensions is a matter of ongoing urgency in the country’s democratization.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/themaoistmovemen1094545154
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe Maoist movement and its impact on the democratic transition of Nepalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorNepalen_US
dc.subject.authordemocratizationen_US
dc.subject.authordemocratic consolidationen_US
dc.subject.authorShah ruleen_US
dc.subject.authorRana ruleen_US
dc.subject.authorMonarchsen_US
dc.subject.authorThe Nepali Congressen_US
dc.subject.authorMaoismen_US
dc.subject.authorinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorMaoist Insurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorPeople’s Waren_US
dc.subject.authorethnicityen_US
dc.subject.authorethnic minoritiesen_US
dc.subject.authorethnic grievancesen_US
dc.subject.authorethnic politicsen_US
dc.subject.authorcaste.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Nepalese Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Civil-Military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Civil-Military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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