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Maoists In Nepal: From Insurgency To Political Mainstream

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ISBN: 9788178356877    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 280        Language: English
Description About The Author:- B.C.Upreti, has been associated with studies on Nepal for last 30 years at South Asia Studies Center, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has extensively written on Nepal,...Read more
Description About The Author:- B.C.Upreti, has been associated with studies on Nepal for last 30 years at South Asia Studies Center, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has extensively written on Nepal, Bhutan and the South Asian affairs in general. His earlier works on Nepal include Indian Aid to Nepal; Nepali Congress; Politics of Himalayan River Waters; Indo-Nepal Relations; Indian's in Nepal; Marginal Migrants; Nepal: Dilemmas of Development and Change in Far Western Hills and Nepal: Democracy at Cross Road.Contents:- Preface • Communist Movement in Nepal: Historico-Political Context Rise of Political Extremism in Nepal: An Overview; Leadership; Conflicts and Factionalism; Split in the Party; rise of Maoism; Summing Up. • A Movement in The Making: Parties, Governance and Politics Between 1990-1995 • 1990 Democratic Movement and the Communists; Polarization of Left Parties; Working of the Coalition Government; 1991 General Elections and the Communists; Problems Before the Government; Law and Order Situation; Unrest Among Civil Servants; Problems at the Economic front: 14 Point Demand Charter; 1992 Local Bodies Elections and the Communists; 1994 Mid Term Elections; The UML Government; 1994 Mid Term Elections; Operation Romeo; Birth of CPN (Maoists); Summing Up. • Maoist Ideology, Organisation and Strategies • Maoist Ideology; Agenda of the Maoist Movement; A - New Democracy; B- Restructuring the State; C-Social Reform Agenda; D - Economic Agenda; Organizational Structure; The Party; The Army; The United Front; Maoist Strategy; Protracted War; Strategic Defense and Strategic Offense; Strategic Balance; Base Areas; Prachandapath; Dialogue Strategy; Propaganda Strategy; Summing Up. • Maoist Support Bases, Factors and Forces • Geographical Conditions; Western region of Nepal: A Note; Underdevelopment, Poverty and Discrimination; Support of Ethnic Groups; Women Support to Maoists; Regional Support to Maoist Insurgency; International Support Bases of Maoists; Revolutionary International Movement (RIM); Impact of Shining Path; Support From Indian Extremist Groups; International Support; Support from the Nepali Diaspora; Issue of South Asian Maoist Unity; Summing Up. • Growth of Maoist Movement • Demand Charter; Popular Understanding About the Movement; Government's Perception; 13 February 1996; Government Instability and the Maoists; Dilemma of the Moderate Communists; Maoist Threat to Local Elections; Dhami Commission; Operation Kilo Serra Two; The Deuba Committee; Prachand's New Directions; Ceasefire; Peace Talks; Declaration of Emergency; International Support Against Maoist Insurgency; Intensification of Maoist Attacks; Second Round of peace Negotiations; Summing Up • Maoist Movement and Human Rights Issues Human Rights, Militancy and Insurgency; Human Rights Situation in Nepal; Human Rights Issues and the Government; Human Rights Violations by Maoists; Victimization of Women and Children; Strikes and Blockades; Problem of Displacement; Problem of forced Disappearance; NHRC and the Maoists; Role of UNCHR; Role of NGO's; Human Rights Violation in Tarai; Summing Up. • Taking a 'U' Turn: Maoists Joining The Political Mainstream The Royal Coup; King and the Maoists; Seven Party Alliance; International Response to King's Takeover; Maoist Cease-fire; Bridging the Gaps; Maoists - SPA Understanding; Civic Polls; Restoration of Democracy; India's Mediations; Restoration of the Parliament; SPA- Maoist Agreement; What Changed the Maoists?; Ideological Context; The Maoist Road Map; Maoist Arms Management; Six Point Agreement; Verification of Arms; Comprehensive Pease Accord; Disarming the King; Interim Constitution; Maoists Joining the Interim Government; Trouble in Tarai and the Maoists; Political Uncertainty and Desperate Maoists; Maoists Quit Interim Government; Back on the Track; Summing Up. • Issues, Challenges and Prospects • Appendices • Bibliography • Index.About The Book:- The Present Study Is An Attempt To Understand The Problem Of Maoist Insurgency In Nepal Since Its Inception To The Withdrawal Of The Insurgency And The Maoist Joining The Political Mainstream. The Maoist Decision In 2006 To Join The Multi Party Democracy Has Not Only Given A New Dimension To Nepali Politics But It Also Raises A Number Of Questions Of Academic Interest. Why Did Maoist Take A U-Turn? What Are The Problems And Prospects Of Republican State And Inclusive Democracy In Nepal? How Does The Maoist Look At Their Political Future In The Upcoming Political System Of Nepal? These Are The Issues That His Book Has Tried To Focus Upon. The Study Runs Into Seven Chapter Viz. Communist Movement In Nepal: Historico-Political Context • A Movement In The Making Parties, Governance And Politics Between 1990-95 • Maoist Ideology, Organization And Strategy • Maoist Support Bases, Factors And Forces • Growth Of Maoist Movement • Maoist Movement And Human Rights Issues • Taking A 'U' Turn: Maoists Joinning The Political Mainstream • The Study Is Designed To Discuss The Maoist Problems In Their Total Perspective: From Its Emergence To Their Joinning The Mainstream Politics And Afterwards. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Be Useful To Both Academics And The General Readers., About The Author:- B.C.Upreti, Has Been Associated With Studies On Nepal For Last 30 Years At South Asia Studies Center, University Of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He Has Extensively Written On Nepal, Bhutan And The South Asian Affairs In General. His Earlier Works On Nepal Include Indian Aid To Nepal; Nepali Congress; Politics Of Himalayan River Waters; Indo-Nepal Relations; Indian'S In Nepal; Marginal Migrants; Nepal: Dilemmas Of Development And Change In Far Western Hills And Nepal: Democracy At Cross Road., Content:- Preface • Communist Movement In Nepal: Historico-Political Context Rise Of Political Extremism In Nepal: An Overview; Leadership; Conflicts And Factionalism; Split In The Party; Rise Of Maoism; Summing Up. • A Movement In The Making: Parties, Governance And Politics Between 1990-1995 • 1990 Democratic Movement And The Communists; Polarization Of Left Parties; Working Of The Coalition Government; 1991 General Elections And The Communists; Problems Before The Government; Law And Order Situation; Unrest Among Civil Servants; Problems At The Economic Front: 14 Point Demand Charter; 1992 Local Bodies Elections And The Communists; 1994 Mid Term Elections; The Uml Government; 1994 Mid Term Elections; Operation Romeo; Birth Of Cpn (Maoists); Summing Up. • Maoist Ideology, Organisation And Strategies • Maoist Ideology; Agenda Of The Maoist Movement; A - New Democracy; B- Restructuring The State; C-Social Reform Agenda; D - Economic Agenda; Organizational Structure; The Party; The Army; The United Front; Maoist Strategy; Protracted War; Strategic Defense And Strategic Offense; Strategic Balance; Base Areas; Prachandapath; Dialogue Strategy; Propaganda Strategy; Summing Up. • Maoist Support Bases, Factors And Forces • Geographical Conditions; Western Region Of Nepal: A Note; Underdevelopment, Poverty And Discrimination; Support Of Ethnic Groups; Women Support To Maoists; Regional Support To Maoist Insurgency; International Support Bases Of Maoists; Revolutionary International Movement (Rim); Impact Of Shining Path; Support From Indian Extremist Groups; International Support; Support From The Nepali Diaspora; Issue Of South Asian Maoist Unity; Summing Up. • Growth Of Maoist Movement • Demand Charter; Popular Understanding About The Movement; Government'S Perception; 13 February 1996; Government Instability And The Maoists; Dilemma Of The Moderate Communists; Maoist Threat To Local Elections; Dhami Commission; Operation Kilo Serra Two; The Deuba Committee; Prachand'S New Directions; Ceasefire; Peace Talks; Declaration Of Emergency; International Support Against Maoist Insurgency; Intensification Of Maoist Attacks; Second Round Of Peace Negotiations; Summing Up • Maoist Movement And Human Rights Issues Human Rights, Militancy And Insurgency; Human Rights Situation In Nepal; Human Rights Issues And The Government; Human Rights Violations By Maoists; Victimization Of Women And Children; Strikes And Blockades; Problem Of Displacement; Problem Of Forced Disappearance; Nhrc And The Maoists; Role Of Unchr; Role Of Ngo'S; Human Rights Violation In Tarai; Summing Up. • Taking A 'U' Turn: Maoists Joining The Political Mainstream The Royal Coup; King And The Maoists; Seven Party Alliance; International Response To King'S Takeover; Maoist Cease-Fire; Bridging The Gaps; Maoists - Spa Understanding; Civic Polls; Restoration Of Democracy; India'S Mediations; Restoration Of The Parliament; Spa- Maoist Agreement; What Changed The Maoists?; Ideological Context; The Maoist Road Map; Maoist Arms Management; Six Point Agreement; Verification Of Arms; Comprehensive Pease Accord; Disarming The King; Interim Constitution; Maoists Joining The Interim Government; Trouble In Tarai And The Maoists; Political Uncertainty And Desperate Maoists; Maoists Quit Interim Government; Back On The Track; Summing Up. • Issues, Challenges And Prospects • Appendices • Bibliography • Index.
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