Political perspective on social development in Nepal (1995)

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The study of political perspective on social development in Nepal assumes the fundamental laws of the land that govern and determine the behaviour of social forces, processes,and institutions - and these shape the strategies that define the dynamics of society in a desirable direction. Unlike other development visions postulating the growth of parts, such as economy or politics, social development vision embodies the evolution of society as a whole for policy attention. This development vision de-legitimises the hereditary inequality of rights characteristic of feudalism as well as fundamentalism irrationally rooted either in class, state, market or religion. Deducing power from society and deriving human rights from the rational nature of human beings, social development vision presupposes that citizens have the right to participate in every decision that affects their lives. This, in brief, involves the democratic exercise of political and economic power and the creation of a system that provides sufficient choice for ordering their meaningful life and liberty. Social development determines the shift of development paradigm from the state and market to civil society, from the individual to community and from the bureaucratic representation of policy-making to the direct legislative power of people in the formulation and implementation of decisions. This means social development emphasises the broad representation of social interest in the functioning of the political system, state, and the market, and the democratic control over the policies made for them.
Year: 1995
Language: English
In: Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. Volume 22, Number 1, January 1995: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/contributions/pdf/CNAS_22_01_05.pdf. Digital Himalaya: http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/journals/contributions/index.php?selection=22_1,



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