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The book deals with the dynamics and growth of a violent 21st century communist rebellion initiated in Nepal in 1996 by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) - CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the end of the Cold War, in contrast to the decline of other radical communist movements in most parts of the world.Individual chapters analyze the different causes of the insurgency, factors that contributed to its growth, strategies employed by the rebels and the state, and the consequences of the insurgency. New issues are analysed in conjuction with the insurgency, such as the role of the Maoist student organization, Maoist's cultural troupes, the organization and strategiesof the People's Army and the Royal Nepal Army, indoctrination and recruitment of rebels, and international factors. While reviewing economic aspects, the book's contributors also look at land issues and the degradation of the environment and their contribution to the growth of the insurgency. Based on original field work and a thorough analysis of empirical data, this book fills an existing gap in academic analyses of the insurgency in Nepal.
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