Spatial–Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

  title={Spatial–Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal},
  author={Syed Mansoob Murshed and Scott Gates},
  journal={ERN: Asia},
The Maoist insurgency in Nepal is one of the highest intensity internal conflicts in recent times. Investigation into the causes of the conflict would suggest that grievance rather than greed is the main motivating force. The concept of horizontal or intergroup inequality, with both an ethnic and caste dimension, is highly relevant in explaining the Nepalese civil war. There is also a spatial aspect to the conflict, which is most intense in the most disadvantaged areas in terms of human… Expand
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