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Attacking the system, one step at a time : Oli administration’s actions are against constitutional  provisions and pose a threat to democratic  principles and norms, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 04/12/2020)

Watching The Watchdogs Of Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 28/11/2020)

लोकतन्त्रको फजिहत ! : नयाँ पुस्ताले पुरानो पुस्ताका नेतालाई विस्थापित गर्ने पद्धतिको विकास नेपालमा किन हुन सकेन ? [Embarrassment of democracy!: Why the system of displacing the leaders of the old generation by the new generation could not be developed in Nepal?], by Ghanashyam Bhatta (ap 19/11/2020)

असान्दर्भिक बन्दै राजनीतिक दलहरू : दलभन्दा नेताले प्राथमिकता पाउनु दलीय औचित्य कमजोर हुनु हो, जुन लोकतन्त्रका लागि सह्य होइन [Political parties becoming irrelevant : To give priority to a leader over a party is to weaken the party's legitimacy, which is not tolerable for democracy], by Ram Gurung (ka 19/11/2020)

लोकतन्त्र भर्सेज भोकतन्त्र , by Bhesraj Ghimire (ap 22/10/2020)

Democracy Needs Civic Competence, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 17/10/2020)

A Moment For Social Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 03/10/2020)

Welcome ordinance : The tendency on the part of the govt to bypass the parliament to bring new laws is unbecoming of a democratic norms (ht 28/09/2020)

Consolidating Constitutional Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 26/09/2020)

Profit-making army and Nepal’s democracy, by Bishal Thapa (ae 21/08/2020)

A story of two halves: Democracy may have already lasted longer than the Panchayat rule did, but accountability remains a fiction, by Deepak Thapa (kp 28/05/2020)

The Oli administration needs to change its attitude: The government must try to make its activities as transparent as possible, and invest in emboldening institutions rather than individuals (kp 14/04/2020)

Nepal’s political parties rarely encourage public participation in lawmaking: Citizens’ engagement in the formulation of laws not only ensures transparency but also enhances the quality of legislation, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/03/2020)

Shifting Democratic Form, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 03/03/2020)

Celebrating Democracy 2020, by Prem Khatry (rn 19/02/2020)

Oli administration is ignoring a key component of democracy during lawmaking: The government over the last two years introduced several bills without holding consultations with the concerned parties, thereby inviting criticism and controversy, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/02/2020)

Restoring democracy back to the default: Prime Minister Oli opened too many battlefronts, now he may be succumbing to his own ambitions, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 20/01/2020)

State Consolidation Priority, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 14/01/2020)

The sugarcane episode is part of a much bigger trend—the decline of democracy: Policies, disguised as legitimate efforts to serve the public interest, are designed to serve financial interests, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 06/01/2020)

Tendency to undermine Parliament detrimental to democracy, analysts say: As party leaders feud over Speaker, there’re concerns about the crucial bill session bearing the brunt, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/12/2019)

Why democracy fails: In existing scenario, people will continuew to be oppressed, political machinery will continue to be oiled and election will be won but democracy will lose, by Sandesh Paudyal (rep 05/10/2019)

Decline of democracy, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 30/09/2019)

The de-democratisation of Nepal: The Prime Minister's speech on Constitution Day highlighted several challenges to Nepal's democratic transition, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 23/09/2019)

Party-Based Democracy In A Muddle, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 27/08/2019)

Time for reconciliation: Oli must now learn to partner with the well-wishers of democracy with whom he's wasted time, fighting, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 12/08/2019)

Virtues Of Participatory Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 18/06/2019)

In Nepal, democracy is a sham:. No independent and impactful movement exists at present  which could challenge the government against its increasingly undemocratic demeanour, by Achyut Wagle (kp 11/06/2019)

Elitism And Democracy, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 28/05/2019)

Reorienting democracy: When mindset is ethnic or caste-controlled, people cannot stand in favor of broader national cause, by Jivesh Jha (rep 28/04/2019)

Democracy within ruling and opposition parties is waning, lawmakers say: NCP leaders say their chairman rarely listens to anyone, while Nepali Congress lawmakers say the party president functions in a unilateral style, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/04/2019), A democratic nightmare: A sure way of killing democratic culture is by jettisoning collective decision-making (kp 11/04/2019)

Towards authoritarianism: When all powers flow to the prime minister, it will undermine the achievements of democracy (kp 20/03/2019)

Democracy will thrive: There is a long way to go before Nepal becomes a meaningful democracy but the future of democracy is bright in Nepal, by Surya P Subedi (rep 24/02/2019)

Democracy: Roots or Fruits?, by Prem Khatry (rn 19/02/2019)

Talking democracy, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 22/02/2019)

Democracy for the people (rep 20/02/2019)

Sixty-ninth Anniversary Of Democracy Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/02/2019)

Democratic Dynamism, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 19/02/2019)

Watch your democracy: If the stalwarts of Nepali democracy are not vigilant, authoritarian forces will likely suspend our democracy once again, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 20/12/2018)

Shifting Democratic Values, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 11/12/2018)

Testing times for democracy: While in opposition communists make nationalism their sole agenda. When they lead the government they tend to attack democracy and lean toward authoritarianism, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 28/11/2018)

Sustaining democracy: Regardless of great changes, if mentality, mindset, practices and behavior of our leaders remain the same our democracy will be in trouble, by Bhojraj Pokharel (rep 18/11/2018)

The power of parties: Democracy is moving from the notion of ‘we the people’ to ‘who are the people', by Chandra D Bhatta (kp 12/10/2018)

At minister’s call, House panel changes decision: Minister Banskota challenges parliamentary practice of honouring directives, pressing a House committee to change its decision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/10/2018) [This government's misunderstanding of democracy and separation of powers is quite obvious!]

For Better Democratic Future, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 04/09/2018)

Civic Participation in Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 31/05/2018)

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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