Conference Announcement and Call for Papers   

NSA International Conference 2019

Sociology of Nepal: State Restructuring, Good Governance and

People’s Participation

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.

Write-up Specifications:      

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 guide.

Dates to remember

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2019
Notification of accepted abstracts: March 25, 2019
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:


Conference Organizing Committee

Nepal Sociological Association, Kathmandu



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