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Nepal And Bhutan In 2009: Transition Travails?, Mahendra Lawoti Jan 2010

Nepal And Bhutan In 2009: Transition Travails?, Mahendra Lawoti

Political Science Faculty Publications

Democratic transitions in Nepal and Bhutan ran into challenges in 2009. The integration of Maoist combatants, polarization among political parties, increasing ethnic assertion, and mushrooming armed groups have delayed constitution writing in Nepal and led to political instability. In Bhutan, societal assertion against limited rights and discrimination is increasing.