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dc.contributor.advisorSotomayor, Arturo C.
dc.contributor.advisorKapur, S. Paul
dc.contributor.authorRawal, Surendra Singh
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:45:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:45:25Z
dc.date.issued2010-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5435
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on Nepal's historical contribution to United Nations peacekeeping missions and identifies an empirical puzzle: Nepal suffers from unstable civil-military relations (CMR) at home, even as it supports UN peace efforts with large peacekeeping deployments. This finding is counterintuitive because the conventional wisdom on CMR argues that participation in international peacekeeping operations promotes stable CMR by making young soldiers more cosmopolitan, less nationalistic, and more resistant to calls for military "salvation" via coups in times of crisis. This work traces the policy-making process on peacekeeping issues, including the role of the foreign ministry and the military establishment, and analyses the evolution of CMR in Nepal. The study finds that while peacekeeping has provided valuable international experiences to Nepal's armed forces, the benefits of such an engagement are withheld due to its weak political institutional framework and constant political crises. The armed forces' focus is still dominated by the domestic context, while civilians pay little attention to foreign policy and peacekeeping matters. Both trends-a military focus on domestic stability and civilian apathy towards defense and foreign policy--help explain why CMR in Nepal are inherently unstable despite its military involvement in peacekeeping duties abroad.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unitednationspea109455435
dc.format.extentxiv, 97 p. ;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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleUnited Nations peacekeeping participation and civil-military relations in troop contributing countriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.description.serviceRoyal Nepalese Army authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc609879987
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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