Conflict Resolution and Civil Society: Experiences of Nepal in Post-Maoist Revolution

AuthorMohammad Tarikul Islam
Date01 December 2017
Publication Date01 December 2017
DOI10.1177/0973598417728858
SubjectArticles
Article
1
Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka,
Bangladesh.
Corresponding author:
Mohammad Tarikul Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Politics,
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh.
E-mail: t.islam@juniv.edu
Conflict Resolution
and Civil Society:
Experiences of
Nepal in Post-Maoist
Revolution
Mohammad Tarikul Islam1
Abstract
Peacemaking involves a set of goals, policies, and strategies, and those
are directed to prevent the occurrence of armed conflicts and to
avoid violence. Peacemaking solicits a legitimate framework through
which all actors could peacefully participate in social, economic, and
political life of the nation. The role of civil society groups in peace-
building has not been adequately discussed in both academic writings
and policy analysis of Nepal. The pro-democracy movement jointly
launched by the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Communist Party
of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) witnessed a shift in the political land-
scape of Nepal, bringing an end to the decade-old Maoist insurgency
as King Gyanendra stepped down on April 24, 2006. Therefore, the
study carefully exemplifies the various activities which different civil
society groups performed and attempted to analyze their roles in
the prolonged process of peacebuilding. The responsibilities of civil
society in Nepal, particularly in the aftermath of Maoist Revolution,
are found to be focused and calculated, and effective to some extent.
Collective efforts of different civil society groups helped to restart
Jadavpur Journal of
International Relations
21(2) 85–97
2017 Jadavpur University
SAGE Publications
sagepub.in/home.nav
DOI: 10.1177/0973598417728858
http://jnr.sagepub.com

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT