After the restoration of democracy in 1990, Nepal witnessed collective political struggles - identity and gender movements, public protests and strikes, and the Maoist rebellion. This volume examines the causes, consequences and effectiveness of such contentious politics, and their relationship to democratisation. Contradicting the popular thesis that contentious politics generally promotes democratisation, this topical book shows that some forms of contentious politics can hinder it, even as other forms strengthen democracy. It also suggests that the nature of activities - whether they are coercive or voluntary - lead to different effects on democratisation.
Contentious Politics and Democratization in Nepal
AuthorsLawoti, Mahendra (ed.)
PublisherSage Publication India