Denigrated Public Sphere in Nepal

By Prof. Dev Raj Dahal _ The public is the fulcrum of democratic life. Democratic norms, values and institutions are deep-rooted in the public philosophy and flourish with the integrity of citizens. The economists have reduced the public to consumers, sociologists to class, gender and ethnic groups while political scientists

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Politics of Violence: War – People vs. People

By Deepak Gajurel, Associate Professor _ Here, a clever trick was successfully applied, that the people’s war was being fought against the King’s rule in this peaceful Himalayan nation. At the same time, people’s leaders ‘agreed to disagree’ in the name of how to empower mass Nepali people. Thus, began

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बेवास्ता गरिएको राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा

दामोदर कोइराला — राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा जस्तो सम्वेदनशील विषयलाई महत्वहीन तरिकाले, जहिले पनि संक्रमणकाल जस्तो गरी व्यवहार गरियो । धेरै वर्ष यस्तै भद्रगोल रहे पछि २०६३ सालमा बल्ल राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा नीति बनाउने प्रयास गरियो । तर त्यो प्रयास सफल भएन । मुलुकले राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा सम्बन्धी कुनै नीति पाउन सकेन । फेरि

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Threats to Nation Building in Nepal

By Dev Raj Dahal _ The modern nation-building of Nepal demands a shift from pre-modern divide and rule to modern politics of cooperative action; linear growth-based economy to sustainable development; tribalism of people to a rational and resilient modern society of equal citizens; rote education to reflective learning able to

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‘लोकतन्त्र’ का नाममा अप्रजातान्त्रिक चरित्र

'लोकतन्त्र' का नाममा अप्रजातान्त्रिक चरित्र दीपक गजुरेल — प्रजातन्त्र दिवस् : # ७ दशकको राजनीतिक अभ्यासले हामीलाई कहाँ पुर्यायो ? # नेपाल र नेपालीले "प्रजातन्त्र" पाए ? # त्रुटी कहाँ भयो ? # गल्ती कसको ? # किन, कसरी ? # समस्याको चुरो ? राजनीति शास्त्री, सहप्राध्यापक दीपक गजुरेलको विश्लेषण

भारतीय विदेश मन्त्री यस बेला किन ?

दीपक गजुरेल / दामोदर कोइराला – भारतीय विदेश मन्त्रीको भ्रमण निरुद्धेश्य किमार्थ होइन । यस भित्र भारतको निहित रणनीतिक उद्धेश्य रहेको छ । त्यसैले चुनाव सकिएर सरकार बन्ने संक्रमणमा रहेको नेपाली राजनीतिमा तरङ्ग नै ल्याउने गरी यो भ्रमण भएको हो भन्नेमा शंका छैन । कूटनीति तथा मर्यादाका विषयमा सधैँ सचेत

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India faces setback in Nepal: Rivalries of external forces continue

By Deepak Gajurel _ India seems to realize that its 'grip' in Kathmandu politics is dwindling. The question, who is causing India a setback in Nepal politics? remains unanswered, though. Because of its location sandwiched between global players and possible threats to the regional powers, China and India, Nepal provides

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अब दलहरूले के गर्लान् ?

अब दलहरूले के गर्लान् – प्राध्यापक दीपक गजुरेल चुनाव सकियो । एमाले र माओवादीको गठबन्धनले झण्डै दुई तिहाइ बहुमत ल्याए । अब वास्तबमा के गर्लान् ? के गर्न सक्लान् यिनीहरूले ? उज्यालो ९० एफ एममा गरिएको विश्लेषण

Indigenous Peace Discourse in Nepal

By Dev Raj Dahal Recent adoption of binary code of politics, economy and laws in Nepal are rooted less in the wisdom of society than ideology and policies that sapped the ability of people to acquire fullness of life. A stable peace excites, not interest but value-based social order as

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Arab Spring: Here’s what’s left

By Mary Beth Sheridan Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, holds presidential elections on Sunday. It’s been more than three years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire, triggering anti-government demonstrations that would spread throughout the Middle East. But while several other countries also overthrew their dictators,

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