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Constitutional Nationalism and Legal ExclusionEquality, Identity Politics, and Democracy in Nepal (1990-2007)$
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Mara Malagodi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198082910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082910.001.0001

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Post-1990 Political Conflict and Identity Politics

Post-1990 Political Conflict and Identity Politics

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(p.180) 5 Post-1990 Political Conflict and Identity Politics
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Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion
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Mara Malagodi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082910.003.0005

This chapter looks at political developments in Nepal following the return to democracy in 1990, focusing on the historical events through which the nation's 1990 constitutional experience unfolded and the specific context in which it needs to be located and, ultimately, understood. It examines Nepal's post-1990 political conflict and identity politics in order to understand the background of the interpretation and implementation of the 1990 Constitution with respect to identitarian issues. The chapter first considers political instability, armed insurgency, and royal autocracy in Nepal before turning to emergency rule and the suspension of constitutionalism. It also analyses social exclusion and institutional reform in the country after 1990. Finally, it considers the performance of the Supreme Court of Nepal following the return to democracy in 1990 and its relevance to law and politics.

Keywords:   Nepal, democracy, Constitution, political instability, emergency rule, constitutionalism, social exclusion, identity politics, Supreme Court, law

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