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The book deals with the issues of democracy and development in major South Asian countries. In a comprehensive manner, it draws attention to various aspects like ethnicity, multiculturalism, authoritarianism, economic reforms, trade, armed rebellion, democracy movements, and federal pressures.

While examining the many facets of democracy and development in the region, the various contributors to the volume capture: the discontent in the political sphere within each country; how states navigate a maze of ethnic claims, multicultural compulsions, and separatist insurgencies; and; the region's optimism in economic reforms for development, peace-building processes for security, and democratization.

Domestic Turbulence in Nepal: Origin, Dimensions, and India's Policy Options
Domestic turbulence in Nepal: Origin, dimensions, and India's policy options
Nalini KantJha

Events in Nepal moved so rapidly in the year 2006 that King Gyanendra's April proclamation restoring parliament seems to belong to another political universe. Like the Long Parliament in Britain, which Charles I was compelled to summon in 1640, the reconvened House of Representative in Nepal moved swiftly to assert the sovereign will of the people against monarchy. It stripped the king of his powers, renamed the government and army in accordance with popular democratic aspirations, and released political prisoners. But unlike England, which descended into civil war as the Crown and Westminster struggled for supremacy, the assertion of popular will against the monarchy, offers ...

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