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Nepal in Transition

Einsiedel, Sebastian von [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Nepal in Transition : from People's War to Fragile Peace / ed. by Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, Suman Pradhan. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - xiv, 398 S. : Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-1-107-00567-9
£ 60,00 (Hardback)
ISBN 978-1-107-66898-0
£ 19,99 (Paperback)
DDC: 954.96

Since emerging in 2006 from a ten-year Maoist insurgency, the 'People's War', Nepal has struggled with the difficult transition from war to peace, from autocracy to democracy, and from an exclusionary and centralized state to a more inclusive and federal one. The present volume, drawing on both international and Nepali scholars and leading practitioners, analyzes the context, dynamics and key players shaping Nepal's ongoing peace process. While the peace process is largely domestically driven, it has been accompanied by wide-ranging international involvement, including initiatives in peacemaking by NGOs, the United Nations and India, which, throughout the process, wielded considerable political influence; significant investments by international donors; and the deployment of a Security Council-mandated UN field mission. This book shines a light on the limits, opportunities and challenges of international efforts to assist Nepal in its quest for peace and stability and offers valuable lessons for similar endeavors elsewhere. [Verlagsinformation]

Contributors. vii
Acknowledgments. xiii
1. Sebastian von Einsiedel, David Malone and Suman Pradhan:
Introduction. 1
Part I. The Context
2. Deepak Thapa:
The Making of the Maoist Insurgency. 37
3. Rhoderick Chalmers:
State Power and the Security Sector: ideologies and interests. 58
4. Devendra Raj Panday:
The Legacy of Nepal's Failed Development. 81
4.1 Jörg Frieden:
A Donor's Perspective on Aid and Conflict. 100
4.2 Sujeev Shakya:
Unleashing Nepal's Economic Potential: A Business Perspective. 114
5. Mahendra Lawoti:
Ethnic Politics and the Building of an Inclusive State. 129
Part II. Critical Transition and the Role of Outsiders
6. Teresa Whitfield:
Nepal's Masala Peacemaking. 155
7. Frederick Rawski and Mandira Sharma:
A Comprehensive Peace? International Human Rights Monitoring in Nepal. 175
8. Ian Martin:
The United Nations and Support to Nepal's Peace Process: the role of the UN mission in Nepal. 201
9. Catinca Slavu:
The 2008 Constituent Assembly Election: Social Inclusion for Peace. 232
9.1 Bhojraj Pokharel:
Elections: A Nepali Perspective. 255
10. Aditya Adhikari:
Revolution by other Means: the Transformation of Nepal's Maoists. 265
Part III. Regional Dynamics
11. Rajeev Chaturvedy and David Malone:
A Yam between two Boulders: Nepal's Foreign Policy Caught between India and China. 287
12. S. D. Muni:
Bringing the Maoists down from the Hills: India's Role. 313
13. Prashant Jha:
A Nepali Perspective on International Involvement in Nepal. 332
Part IV. Conclusions
14. Sebastian von Einsiedel, David Malone and Suman Pradhan:
Conclusions. 361
Index. 383

SEBASTIAN VON EINSIEDEL works in the policy-planning unit of the United Nations (UN) Department of Political Affairs. From 2007 to 2008, he served as a political affairs officer with the UN Mission in Nepal, providing analysis on a range of issues related to the peace process. He was a member of the research team of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change and worked for two years in the Secretary-General's strategic planning unit. Mr. von Einsiedel also worked with the International Peace Academy (now Institute) in New York, the German Bundestag in Berlin, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. He has published a number of journal articles and book chapters on multilateral security issues.
DAVID M. MALONE was appointed as President of International Development Research Center (IDRC) on July 1, 2008, for a term of five years. Prior to that, Mr. Malone served as Canada's High Commissioner to India and nonresident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal. Other positions he has held include: Assistant Deputy Minister (Global Issues) in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; President, International Peace Academy (now Institute), New York; and Canadian Ambassador to the UN in New York.
SUMAN PRADHAN is a former Nepali journalist who wrote extensively on the struggle to institutionalize democracy in Nepal, as well as on the Maoist conflict. His articles have been published in leading Nepal-based newspapers, such as The Kathmandu Post, Nepali Times, and Himal Southasian, as well as abroad in publications including The Times of India, Asian Age, and numerous others through Inter Press Service, for which he served as Nepal correspondent. He has also written for research publications such as South Asia Intelligence Review and served as a Nepal Analyst for the International Crisis Group in 2003–5. He was the News Editor of The Kathmandu Post newspaper in 2000–3. He was also a coeditor of “Asia Media Report 2006: The Crisis Within,” published by Inter Press Service as a review of the media trends and issues in the region. He was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 2005–6. Since late 2006, he has been working for the UN as a political officer in Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and New York.

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Einsiedel/Malone/Pradhan: Nepal in Transition, 2012