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Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process

April 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process

Deepak Thapa (Social Science Baha), Dr Alexander Ramsbotham (Conciliation Resources), Dr Mara Malagodi (City Law School, University of London)
Date: 3 April 2017 Time: 5:30 PM
Finishes: 3 April 2017Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Scholars and Alumni Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Panel Discussion – public event
Opinion differs as to whether Nepal is ‘post-conflict’, or if the decade-long transition since the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) represents another phase of struggle, animated by the attempt to radically overhaul a system that has marginalised large sections of society. Given the episodic violence that has gripped parts of the country over the past 10 years, there is a strong argument in favour of the latter. But, that would also ignore how fundamentally the Nepali state has been transformed.’

Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process is the 26th issue of Conciliation Resources’ Accord series. It focuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms and forums have tried to support transition from negative to positive peace.

With over 30 articles and interviews by Nepali and international experts, practitioners, activists and ex-combatants, the publication explores three core themes of the peace process, the political process and inclusion, with an additional analysis of the political repercussions of the 2015 earthquakes.

The publication’s editors, Deepak Thapa and Alexander Ramsbotham, will present its findings, followed by a panel discussion and Q+A session. It can be accessed online at Conciliation Resources’ website later in March, and hard copies will be available at the event.
The publication is an output of the Political Settlements Research Project, which explores how international and national interventions can more effectively support inclusive political settlements in fragile and conflict-affected states.


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