Two steps forward, one step back: The Nepal peace process
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Issue 26

Deepak Thapa explains how political actors from both inside and outside government have negotiated inclusive change in Nepal through a succession of different types of agreement over many years – before, during and after the war.

A persistent feature of Nepali politics in the pre- and post-2006 period has been the proclamation by political actors of their intention to create a more inclusive Nepal. Whilst these proclamations have principally been made to defuse violence, they have nonetheless contributed to creating a more inclusive socio-political structure over time.