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dc.contributor.advisorMalley, Michael
dc.contributor.authorPoudyal, Shantosh B.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:42Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:42Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4953
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe dramatic rise and relative political success of the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist (NCP-M), calls into question the conventional explanations for the success or failure of violent Maoist insurgencies in the current global environment. The Nepalese insurgency ended in relative triumph through a negotiated political settlement that coopted its major demands. Furthermore, the Maoists scored an impressive electoral victory that marked the beginning of a process of complete transformation of the traditional sociopolitical structure of Nepal. By comparing the failed Maoist insurgencies of the Shining Path of Peru and the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army (CPP/NPA) with the NCP-M, this thesis offers an alternative explanation that links the nature of approach taken by a Maoist insurgency to the outcome. The thesis argues that, in order to succeed, an insurgency must first shed the ideological dogma and its emphasis on violent means because of the limits and constraints in executing classic Maoist people's war in the twenty-first century. Instead, they should focus on exploiting political opportunities created by initial military gains while popular support remains high. This thesis also highlights the benefits of employing political negotiations and foreign mediation as a genuine means for achieving both political change and sustainable peace.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/explainingsucces109454953
dc.format.extentxii, 101 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNegotiationen_US
dc.subject.lcshChangeen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeaceen_US
dc.titleExplaining the success of the Nepal Communist Partymaoist (NCP-M) a comparison of the Maoist insurgencies in the 21st centuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.oclc698678479
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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