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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
NSA International Conference 2023
International Conference on Good Governance and Social Transformation in Nepal
September 1-3, 2023, Pokhara
Nepal Sociological Association (NSA) announces an International Conference on Good
Governance and Social Transformation in Nepal to be held in Pokhara during September 1-3,
2023. The NSA invites the submission of research based papers from interested social science
scholars. The Nepalese state and society are undergoing rapid transformations in many spheres
since the democratic movement of 1990, followed by Maoist insurgency, the Peoples’ movement
of 2006, Madhesh uprisings and other political contestations. All these movements have
cumulative results in the promulgation of new constitution in 2015. With the inception of new
constitution, the state restructuring has taken place, and seven provinces and 753 local
governments have emerged. The new three-tier governance system posed great challenges for
providing good governance and addressing the aspirations of the people. Institutionalization of
state restructuring is still a contested issue.
The three tiers of government have completed its first tenure. Discourse on the experience of first
tenure could provide fruitful directives to move ahead. Nepalese society, characterized with the
various form of class, caste, ethnic, gender and regional inequality, aspires to move ahead to
achieve its development goals of combating poverty, inequality and exclusion. However, the
success depends on the system of governance that operates within society and the state. Intensive
analysis over these issues can generate relevant knowledge for policy formulation.
The Conference aims to provide a platform for the social science scholars, both native and foreign,
to discuss and analyze Nepal’s process of change and its system of governance. Though the theme
of the conference is “Governance and Social Transformation in Nepal”, the papers related with
various aspects of social life of Nepal or comparative studies with a focus on Nepal too are also
- 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 the APA style guide.
Dates to remember
Abstract submission deadline: June 18, 2023
Notification of accepted abstracts: June 25, 2023
Deadline for the full paper submission: July 25, 2023
Notification of accepted papers: July 30, 2023
Accomodations for paper presenters in Pokhara will be managed by the organizer.
For submission of the abstract, papers and any queries, please contact through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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