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Loktantrik leadership: Leaders must learn to engage in self-criticism instead of blaming their counterparts, by Chandra Upadhyay (kp 09/03/2018)

Constitutional Bodies in Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 08/03/2018)

The Spirit Of Political Inquiry, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 06/03/2018)

Civil Society and Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/03/2018)

Renewal of Public Sphere, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 27/02/2018)

Democracy as a way of life: Democratic schools must be established to cultivate skills for a new federal Nepal, by Tom Robertson (30/01/2018)

Civic Education in Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 18/01/2018)

Trickle-down democracy: EC needs to improve voting procedures so all citizens can vote and electoral outcomes better represent them, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 17/01/2018)

Elite decadence: When democracy becomes a licence for loot and plunder with weak checks and balances, it is a recipe for “democratic anarchy", by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 16/01/2018)

Democratic deficit: Nepal’s politics is rendered precariously fluid by petty interests of a handful of influential party leaders, by Achyut Wagle (kp 22/11/2017)

Deuba: Fear Slogan Won’t Work, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 24/10/2017)

Local remedies: Giving both executive and judicial rights to elected local representatives goes against democratic principles, by Mukti Rijal (rep 15/10/2017)

Who teaches us democracy? Obfuscation and hand-wringing will not help as we prepare to face the world, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 22/09/2017)

Democracy And Political Stability, by Angur Baba Joshi (rn 19/09/2017)

Democracy & Sustainable Development Goals, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 16/09/2017)

Democracy Slips Into Elective Despotism, by Mukti Rijal (rn 14/09/2017)

Democracy as a way of life: Schools have the potential to give citizens the power of self-direction. by Tom Robertson (kp 11/09/2017)

Four regime types: Nepal’s path to full democracy could be protracted unless the current crop of corrupt, feckless and feudal leaders are ousted, by Naresh Koirala (kp 02/08/2017)

Civic Education And Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 13/07/2017)

Democracy, revitalized: I do not see any significant deviation from universally agreed norms of democracy and human rights in Nepal’s constitution, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 12/07/2017) [??]

Partyfull Panchayat: The parliament should immediately correct this constitution-defying apartheid law and allow all parties to use their party symbols as electoral symbols, by Ujwal Thapa (rep 15/04/2017)

Re-advent of democracy: Promises to keep, by Jeewan Shrestha (ht 13/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!], Undemocratic democracy: Proof of how far we have fallen is a senior leader demanding that the judiciary should be kept under parliament, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 14/04/2017)

Udayapur youths miffed at not being able to vote: They are not in the voters' list as DEO stopped registering names (ht 30/03/2017) [???]

Refining Electoral Democracy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/03/2017)

Relevant as ever: No society can grow in a climate of political repression, economic exploitation, deprivation and social exclusion, by Shekhar Koirala (rep 14/03/2017)

Nepal’s Elusive Democracy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 25/02/2017)

Revitalising Democracy Through Election, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 24/02/2017)

Consolidating Democracy Further, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/02/2017)

Local Polls For Democracy, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 14/02/2017)

Interface Between State And Citizens, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 12/02/2017)

CSOs in a loktantrik Nepal: A democratic polity should look for ways to further allow Nepali citizens to fully enjoy their fundamental right to organise, by Pratyoush Onta and Avash Bhandari (kp 10/02/2017)

Act In Spirit Of Democracy, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 17/01/2017)

Democratising Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 15/10/2016)

Citizen democracy: I believe Nepal can learn a thing or two from Finland and start adopting direct democracy, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 24/10/2016)

October octaves: The day Deuba was ousted by the king marked a dark point in our quest for democracy, by Gopal Man Shrestha (kp 23/10/2016)

Path to de-democratisation: Enlarging constituencies without reforms in parties is likely to weaken political representation of marginalised groups; The current Nepali bureaucracy is set up in such a way that any political party, other than the NC and the UML, cannot extract services from it , by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 28/09/2016)

Far from it: The use of parliamentary whips too often makes the vibrant role expected of lawmakers increasingly irrelevant (ht 16/08/2016) [Especially the use of such whips while voting on the new constitution was in violation of the interim constitution and the inclusive conception of the constituent assembly!]

Decay of democracy: History keeps coming full circle, and is repeated as a farce (nt 13/05/2016)

Democracy in peril: Nepal is witnessing a systematic erosion of democratic values at the hands of the leaders who are democratically elected, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 08/05/2016)

Vox populi: Our cities will never go green until and unless we revamp the country’s deeply flawed ‘representative democracy’, by Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 28/04/2016)

Is democracy indispensible? Representation and other rights that in our context are abstract ideals can wait; Rule of law and good governance cannot, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 06/04/2016))

Democracy In Nepal: Political Leadership Has Failed The Test, by Mukti Rijal (rn 25/02/2016)

Democracy In Delivery, by P. Kharel (rn 15/02/2016)

System upgrade: Nepali citizens are tired of fake democracy that does not benefit the common people, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 31/01/2016)

Democracy and the demographic shift: The movement of Nepal’s population within the country is having a profound impact on its politics, by Sarthak Mani Sharma (nt 20/11/2015)

Democracy goes digital: The internet should be used for holding discussions on proposed legislations, including the draft constitution, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 12/07/2015)

Is democracy in retreat? The answer cannot be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, though recent trends have not been friendly to democracy, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 11/06/2015)

Democracy in crisis: Political parties are not interested in carrying out reforms that can promote inclusion and unleash growth, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 18/03/2015)

Governing Elite And Democracy In Nepal, by Mukti Rijal (rn 26/02/2015)

Modernising democracy: Nepal requires a strong, stable federal government with a directly-elected PM or President, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 01/02/2015)

Nurturing democracy: Only competent and honest representatives can safeguard democratic norms, resulting in healthy politics and a stable government, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 06/01/2015)

Democratic State Building: Participatory Institutions Important, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/01/2015)

Democracy and caste: The encounter of democracy with caste is a historical process accommodating two sets of opposed values, by Gérard Toffin (kp 09/07/2014)

Parliamentary perversions: Systemic perversions in parliamentary democracy cannot ensure political stability and legitimacy, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 05/02/2014)

Education for democracy: Need To Learn From Best Practices, by Mukti Rijal (rn 30/01/2014)

This Challenge To Democracy, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 06/01/2014)


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