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Title:Democracy Post - Conflict Governance and National Security
Publisher:Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies
Size:142 x 218 mm
It has now been quite some time since the new coalition government a Maoist, UML and Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum combine has been in power. In spite of high expectations pinned on the present powers that be by the people at large, the performance of the government, even after several months at the helms of affairs, has been far from satisfactory. To put it mildly, the government from which much was expected by the people has now proved to be a serious disappointment. Though the coalition partners constantly blame each other for the non-performance of the government and on the slightest pretext even viciously criticize each other for the lack lustre performance, the blame game which has become a daily routine of sorts. has now ceased to have any effect on the people.
Meanwhile the people and more so the critical mass as always, have been on the alert and have now found it crucial to discuss matters especially those pertaining to security, governance and the peace building process. The implication that the very sovereignty of the country is under serious threat, can be gleaned from the numerous articles, seminars and talk programmes that are now being held on the themes.
In this regard, Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies (NEFAS) also thought it pertinent to hold a seminar on these very issues and with the cooperation of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) held a two day national seminar covering the above mentioned themes, the proceedings of which you now hold in your hands. That the various aspects of security, governance the peace process etc. which as a result have now occupied centre-stage in terms of priority and importance should actually be enough to galvanize the government into meaningful action.