New Identity Politics and the 2012 Collapse of Nepal's Constituent Assembly: When the dominant becomes ‘other’*

@article{Adhikari2016NewIP,
  title={New Identity Politics and the 2012 Collapse of Nepal's Constituent Assembly: When the dominant becomes ‘other’*},
  author={K. Adhikari and David N. Gellner},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={50},
  pages={2009 - 2040}
}
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