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By Susan I. Hangen

The courting among ethnic politics and democracy provides a paradox for students and coverage makers: ethnic politics usually emerge in new democracies, and but are usually presumed to threaten those new democracies. As ethnic politics is turning into more and more primary to Nepali politics, this publication argues it has the capability to bolster instead of destabilize democracy.



Drawing on years of ethnographic fieldwork, Susan Hangen makes a speciality of the ethnic political occasion Mongol nationwide association (MNO), which is composed of a number of ethnic teams and has been mobilizing aid in rural east Nepal. via investigating the party’s discourse and its struggles to achieve aid and function inside of a village executive, the ebook offers a window onto the strategies of democratization in rural Nepal within the Nineteen Nineties. This paintings provides a extra nuanced realizing of the way ethnic events function at the floor, arguing that ethnic events overlap significantly with social events, and that the boundary among events and hobbies may be reconceptualised. The research demonstrates that ethnic events aren't antithetical to democracy and that democratization can continue in diversified and unforeseen ways.


 


Providing an in-depth dialogue of the indigenous nationalities flow, one in all Nepal’s most vital social routine, this paintings might be of significant curiosity to students and scholars of Asian Politics, South Asian stories, and Political Anthropology.

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