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Land Tenure, Democracy, and Patterns of Violence During the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, 1996-2005

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  • Madhav Joshi
  • T. David Mason

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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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  • Madhav Joshi & T. David Mason, 2010. "Land Tenure, Democracy, and Patterns of Violence During the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, 1996-2005," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(4), pages 984-1006.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:4:p:984-1006
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