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Malagodi, Mara (2012) 'Constitutional Change and the Quest for Legal Inclusion in Nepal.' In: Harvey, Colin and Schwartz, Alexander, (eds.), Rights in Divided Societies. London: Hart Publishing, pp. 169-195.

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The chapter analyses Nepal’s current post-conflict constitution-making endeavours in light of the increasing politicisation of socio-cultural identity along ethno-linguistic, regional, gender, religious, and caste-based lines. The analysis concentrates on the relationship between constitutional rights and the changing definition of the Nepali nation in the 1990 Constitution, the 2007 Interim Constitution and the ongoing discussions within the Constituent Assembly. The chapter’s central question is to what extent Nepal’s ongoing ‘constitutional re-design’ towards an institutionalised politics of recognition through legal reform can effectively tackle the country’s historical imbalances and social inequalities.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
ISBN: 9781849461009
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2011 09:22

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