Land Tenure, Democracy, and Patterns of Violence During the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, 1996-2005
We seek to investigate the determinants of Nepal's relapse into authoritarianism and resort to violence rather than reform as a response to the Maoist insurgency. Revolutionary insurgency emerged in Nepal after a transition to parliamentary democracy, whereas democracy is supposed to inoculate a nation against the risk of civil war. We present a theory of how the level of violence varies across districts with variations in the distribution of peasants among land tenure categories. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.
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Volume (Year): 91 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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