This comprehensive analysis provides a thorough and balanced treatment of the emergence of a democratic polity in Nepal. Drawing on original survey data, Ramjee P. Parajulee analyzes the role of external forces in the transition process and the barriers to consolidating democracy. The author argues that a favorable external environment and the changing policies of outside actors influenced the perceptions and behavior of internal political forces, thus contributing to democratization efforts. Yet despite positive signs, the consolidation effort faces political, economic, and sociocultural roadblocks that will continue to hamper NepalOs development.
Ramjee P. Parajulee is a research scholar in the Department of Political Science, George Washington University.
Part 1 Part One: Backdrop to Transition Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 A Brief Political History Chapter 4 The Democratic Transition Part 5 Part Two: External Actors Chapter 6 The External Dimension Chapter 7 The India Factor Chapter 8 Donor Countries and Non-Governmental Agencies Part 9 Part Three: Consolidating Democracy Chapter 10 Problems and Prospects of Consolidation Chapter 11 Conclusion