TITLE

NEPAL: CULTURE AND NEW WAR

AUTHOR(S)
Marks, Thomas A.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International;Summer2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the operations and ideologies employed by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN(M)) to overthrow the government and create a society that is based on the image of China under Mao tse-tung. It notes that in pursuing their people's war, the Maoist used violent and nonviolent actions such as intimidation and assassination and participation in legal politics. According to the author, the Maoists in Nepal devoted themselves to people's war by appealing to their followers and focusing on the specifics of each locality. Moreover, to build a Maoist world, the CPN(M) established a counter-state by operating clandestine party organizations to promote their ideology especially in areas of weak or absent government presence.
ACCESSION #
61826107

Tags: COMMUNIST parties;  NEPAL -- History -- Civil War, 1996-2006;  NEPAL -- Politics & government;  MAOISM;  MAO, Zedong, 1893-1976;  TERRORISM;  RESISTANCE to government;  POLITICAL violence

 

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