Democratic Innovations, Globalisation and Identity Formation

  • Kalpana JhaEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Anthropology book series (BRIEFSANTHRO)


The new democracies of South Asia, like Nepal, overwhelmed by the idea of advanced democracies of the West, fail to design a democratic model best suited to its sociopolitical structure. Additionally, defining democracy in a relatively divided society has been a challenging task for any emerging democracy especially in terms of accommodating these diversities. In the process of defining democracy which holds the diversity together, the state automatically becomes hegemonic However, at the same time, this model provides a space for these diversities to retaliate with the state. This chapter elaborates on the process of democratisation vis-à-vis globalisation of Nepal and its relation to the ethnic turmoil in Madhes.


Nation states Globalisation Democracy Foreign aid Non-Government Organisation Land reform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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