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Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism International Crisis Group


Asia Report N°199

Discusses the role of identity politics in calls for federalism and redefining Nepali nationalism as multiculturalism, and the importance of ethnic and regional autonomy according to various political parties. Also discusses the risks of and resistance to federalism and multiculturalism in Nepal, despite the political impossibility of not pursuing federalism given its widespread favor.

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