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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
NSA International Conference 2019
Sociology of Nepal: State Restructuring, Good Governance and
August 3-5, 2019, Kathmandu
Nepal Sociological Association (NSA) invites submission of papers from interested individuals and institutions
for an International Conference to be held in Kathmandu. The Nepalese state and society have witnessed a massive
transformation in different spheres of life including social, political, and cultural since 1990s, and the
process speeded up with the Peoples’ Movement and Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2006. Recently,
the state underwent the process of State Restructuring. Nepal now is constitutionally a Federal Democratic
Republic. The unitary state has been restructured into seven provinces, 77 districts and 753 local level
entities. The State Restructuration process can bring about social structural changes, and redefine the
traditional powerful centers, as it is envisioned in the constitution of Nepal, is supposed to decentralize the
power and authority to the province levels and the local entities. However, providing good governance and
addressing the aspirations of the marginalized sections of society at the grassroots level still remain as a
daunting challenge. To address the aspirations of people, as reflected in the constitution, the state
infrastructures are necessary, and more importantly, mentality of the people, involved in formulation and
execution of laws need drastic changes. Migration has been a feature of the Nepali society. There is a great
magnitude of Nepali emigrants abroad who have been supporting their families at home and also contributing to
the ailing economy of the country. However, this over-dependence on remittance cannot be considered as a secured
way of managing the family, society and state. In spite of high potentiality, the progress of Nepal is slow.
Intensive social analysis over these and similar issues can generate relevant knowledge for policy formulation.
The conference aims to provide a platform for the social scientists to discuss and analyze Nepal’s
development issues. The theme of the conference is “Sociology of Nepal: State restructuring, Good
governance and People's Participation”. However, the papers related with any aspect of social life of
Nepal are also welcome.
The abstract should not exceed the words limit of 300 words.
The title of the paper, a short description of research method and major arguments/findings should be clearly
stated in the abstract.
A one-page CV of the author should be attached along with the abstract.
The full paper should not exceed the words limit of 6000 words.
For formatting, citations, referencing, bibliography, etc., please follow either the APA or the ASA style
Dates to remember
Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2019
Notification of accepted abstracts: March
Deadline for the full paper submission: June 15, 2019
Notification of accepted papers: June 25, 2019
All the paper presenters are expected to make their own arrangement for travel and accommodations.
For submission of the abstract, papers and any queries, please contact through email: email@example.com
Conference Organizing Committee
Nepal Sociological Association, Kathmandu
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