Federalism and state restructuring in Nepal the challenge for the Constituent Assembly : report of a conference organised by the Constitutional Advisory Support Unit, UNDP, 23-24 March 2007, Godavari, Nepal

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Statementedited by Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell.
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Cases where restructuring from a unitary to a federal state has b een achieved and examines what made it possible. The third part consider s the implications for the federalist pr oject in : Astri Suhrke.

of restructuring the state even more difficult. Chapter 1 also examines some weakness, gaps and contradictions in the discourse on federalism in Nepal and some reasons for the failure to restructure Nepal as a federal state.

In Chapter 2, Seira Tamang argues that the debate on federalism is. State restructuring issues have always remained at the core of the federalism discourse in Nepal.

It has been almost nine years since the writing of the new federal constitution through the Constituent Assembly was debated in Nepal. This discusses how the major Nepali political forces agreed to the broader agenda of state restructuring to achieve specific objectives but how this agenda has been narrowed down to some aspects of federalism alone over the course of time.

The paper. The decade-long civil war in Nepal popularised the notion of federalism by linking it with state restructuring and devolution of power and authority.

Making some unprecedented promises of opportunities in the state agencies and recognition of ethnic identity, the then CPN-Maoist created much hype around this agenda and used it as a strategy to.

The Federal System of Government in Nepal. Nepal is a landlocked sovereign country located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the North by the People’s Republic of China, and to the South, East and West by the Republic of India.

Godot Has Arrived-Federal Restructuring in Nepal: Number 33 This Occasional Paper analyses the process and modalities that led to the federalisation of Nepal’s unitary state. It explores the historical circumstances in which demands for federalism emerged and the federal settlement enshrined in Nepal’s new Constitution promulgated on The first ever mention of a form of federalism in Nepal was in the early s.

The Nepal Tarai Congress established in in the fluid political situation that followed the collapse of the Rana regime, listed among its objectives recognising Hindi as a state language, employing people from the Tarai in public service, and establishing the Tarai as an autonomous region.

Many Acts and institutional framework is yet to be made for the implementation of new system i.e. federal system. Having considering above mentioned matter, as a student of B.

trying to prepare seminar paper on topic 'Federalism and Restructuring of State in Nepal. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BASIS FOR STATE-RESTRUCTURING IN NEPAL Magnus Hatlebakk and Charlotte Ringdalpp.

xii+92 ISBN: 04 3 US$ 17 Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the borders of the provinces is one essential, but disputed, issue. The book discusses underlying economic and social conditions that should be taken into account when. the government. In fact, the drafting of Nepal’s seventh constitution was part of the peace process that began in The new dispensation was expected to reflect the political commitment to ‘ba uilding New Nepal’ – an inclusive and democratic polity – through a radical programme of state restructuring.

¨State restructuring concept and practices ¨ Principles of federalism and bases of state-restructuring ¨ constitutional provisions of power sharing in Nepal ¨Challenges and opportunities ¨Way forward.

State Restructuring and Federalism in nepal. CGSM/GDMLG-NASC (For Classroom Discussion in ACMD/Janaki) Learning objectives. Acknowledge principles of state restructuring and federalism.

Analyze approaches and constitutional provisions on federalism. CGSM-GDMLG-NASC, September. 9/4/ Challenges and Prospects of Federalism in Nepal Purna Man Shakya Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (TU) Background Nepal is a small state tucked between India and China.

It was divided into a numerous principalities and kingdoms for a long time. In the late 18 th century, Prithvi Narayan Shah, the. Switzerland is about times smaller than Nepal. Switzerland is developed and has been federal state since Authority is shared between the Confederation (central state), the 26 cantons (federal states) and the communes (status ).

State Restructuring and Federalism in Nepal: Identity Politics and Dalit Representation. Author: Bishwakarma, Mom, [email protected] Department: Sociology and Social Policy University: University of Sydney, Australia Supervisor: Prof.

Danielle Celermajer Year of completion: In progress Language of dissertation: English Keywords: Dalit, Discrimination, Inequality, Federalism. Federal restructuring of the state has emerged as an important commitment in Nepal’s constitutional process. If the constitution is not promulgated in time or a decision on federalism is deferred, serious unrest could follow.

Nepal is not the only country that faces challenges of restructuring the state. Over the last decade, more thanlarge enterprises in 27 transition.

Nepal is already a federal republic, if we go only by the Interim Constitution of Nepal. But in practice, it is still to be federal. Many questions such as those related to the structure of the state, basis of restructuring, methodology of building the federal nation, the form of government, election system and judicial system are still unanswered.

Federalism refers to the system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units. In federalism a nation has a dual government system i.e. federal government at central level and at state level.

The federal government has the power to enlarge diplomatic territorial integrity, run a national project, make national monetary policy and so on. The Caste Hierarchy and the State in Nepal: A Study of the Muluki Ain of Kathamandu: Himal Books; Lecomte-Tilouine, Marie.

‘ Ruling Social Groups—From Species to Nations: Reflections on Changing Conceptualizations of Caste and Ethnicity in Nepal ’, in Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia. Gellner, David, ed. The state and the market 9 The state and the citizen 10 The state and the government tiers 11 Towards a federal state 11 3.

Conclusion 12 Annexes Health care in federal countries 1 Explicit mentioning of health in the constitution of federal countries 15 2 Federal. At the very first meeting of the CA, onall members present, excluding four from Rashtriya Prajatantrik Party-Nepal, declared Nepal to be a federal democratic republic.

Restructuring the state Federalism was not a part of the initial war-to-peace transition. The language of the peace agreement, signed in between the Maoists and the Seven-party Alliance. Ethnicity-Based Federalism: An Issue of State Restructuring in Nepal.

Political aspirants in Nepal have not been able to understand the basic structure upon which the foundation of federal state can stand on its own. The lack of open political discourse had in fact made it more difficult for common people to understand the basic agenda of federal state.

Conceptually, unitary and centralized states are different. Amuwo, K. (), “Beyond the Orthodoxy of Political Restructuring: The Abacha Junta and the Political Economy of Force,” in K. Amuwo, A. Agbaje, R. Suberu, and G.

Herault (eds.) Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria. Ibadan: Spectrum Books and IFRA, pp. 71– Google Scholar. EU and German policymakers often promote federalism as a means to strengthen peace in societies emerging from civil war.

In Nepal, however, the constitution which restructured the country to make it a federal republic has become a driver of new violence. This contribution argues that it is not only the substance of the federalist law that has inspired unrest, but also the.

Restructuring and Federalism in Nepal MarchKathmandu Yash Ghai1 I Introduction While Nepal has experienced much diversity of governments and styles of governance sincethere is widespread agreement that the Nepali state remains highly centralised and provides little space for the participation of the people in public affairs.

The institutionalisation of federalism in Nepal mandates the restructuring of Nepal Police from a centralised organisation to seven new provincial ones. Almost five years since the adoption of the constitution inthere remains uncertainty and apprehension regarding this transition among the rank and file of Nepal Police.

Federal System of government, I think, is actually not suitable for a small country like Nepal but as for now let us assume that it is important.

Few points that will point out its importance are mentioned below. Nepal is a geographically, cult. NEPAL: IDENTITY POLITICS AND FEDERALISM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Federal restructuring of the state has emerged as a major demand of ethnic and regional ac tivists in Nepal.

The de-bate about it is extremely politicised. Federalism is not simply the decentralisation of political power; it has be-come a powerful symbol for a wider agenda of inclusion. This will act as a major impediment for fiscal federalism. Nepal needs $8-$11 billion in the next three to five years for implementing federalism, which is a huge sum of money.

The first federal budget of Nepal () allocated Rs billion under recurrent expenditure. Kathmandu, December 2: Maoist supremo Prachanda today said autonomy, federalism and right to self-determination should be the crucial issues in restructuring of the state.

“People. number of books, reports, and journal articles. His most recent work in the transition to fiscal federalism in Nepal, both held at the Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu.

Chart 1: State Restructuring Plan: Constituent Assembly Committee on State Restructuring and Distribution of State. Rotational presidency and state-building in Nigeria / 'Wale Are Olaitan The Constitutional Conference, political restructuring, and women's access to power / I.

Bola Udegbe The federal character principle, consociationalism, and democratic stability in Nigeria / Dauda Abubakar.

Nepal’s newly instated federalism is strained by tense relations among federal, state, and local governments, and burdened by instability in its public administration, Thanesh Bhusal writes. Nepal’s federalism is still very young, but politicians – particularly at state and federal government levels – are already locking horns, and the country’s cooperative federalism seems.

Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the borders of the provinces is one essential, but disputed, issue.

The book discusses underlying economic and social conditions that should be taken into account when the provinces are formed. Nepal’s Constitution provides a federal structure, but in practice decentralization is being stalled.

By Iain Payne and Binayak Basnyat for The Diplomat J Hatlebak M. and Ringdal, C. The economic and social basis for state-restructuring in Nepal.

CMI report. Oates, W. (), On the Theory and Practice of Fiscal Decentralization. In: The Tiebout Model at Fifty, ed. William A.

Fischel. Cambridge, M. A: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1. Since the end of the civil war inNepal has been on the edge of a peaceful but truly revolutionary change to restructure the state along federal lines.

The issue has dominated the political discourse, wrecked the first attempt to write a permanent, new constitution, fuelled deep divisions, sparked violence and inflamed the political.This chapter examines the process and modalities of constitutional reform that led to the federal restructuring of Nepal’s unitary state.

It first considers the context that led to the question of federalism in Nepal, focusing on identity politics and the role of mainstream political parties and political elites during the period –  Democratization processes have opened the prospects for constitutional amendments and federal restructuring of the states in some European, Asian, African and Latin American countries.

Out of countries of the world, however, only 28 of them have adopted federalism .

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