Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion: Equality, Identity Politics, and Democracy in Nepal…

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

byMara Malagodi

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This book is a detailed case study of Nepal's post-1990 constitutional experience. It examines the complex relationship between law and politics, and emphasizes the role of cultural identity in making institutional choices relating to the framing and implementation of the Nepali Constitution.The volume also analyses the patterns of legal exclusion that resulted in the growing politicization of identity, the de-legitimization of the 1990 Constitution, and the current demand for state-restructuring based on ethnic federalism and group rights. The author, tracing the evolution of Nepal from a constitutional monarchy to a republic, analyses the drafting of the 1990 Constitution, the impact of the Maoist insurgency (1996-2006) on demands for constitutional change, the relationship between conflict and demands for recognition, and the roleof Nepal's Supreme Court in the articulation of identity politics. Based on pathbreaking research, this volume would be immensely useful to scholars, teachers, and students of law, politics, and international relations.

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This book is a detailed case study of Nepal's post-1990 constitutional experience. It examines the complex relationship between law and politics, and emphasizes the role of cultural identity in making institutional choices relating to the framing and implementation of the Nepali Constitution.The volume also analyses the patterns of leg...

Mara Malagodi is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082916

ISBN - 13:9780198082910

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of TablesList of Cases1. Nepal's National Constitution: Context and Framework2. Constitutional Nationalism and Equality3. The Making of the Nepali Nation4. 'We the People': Drafting Nepal's 1990 Constitution5. Post-1990 Political Conflict and Identity Politics6. Nepal's Supreme Court7. Legal Exclusion in Post-1990 NepalConclusion: Nepal between Continuity and ChangeAnnexesBibliographyIndex