Civil Military Relation in Nepal: Drawing Lessons from Mozambique and El Salvador

Master's Thesis


Civil Military Relation in Nepal faced a new challenge in post conflict setting especially when the rebel force became the largest political party in Constitution Assembly election and Ministry of Defense; the higher command of the national army came under the direct control of its so called former enemy of the national army. The debate over integration of former rebel combatants in the Nepalese Army remained at heart of the peace process. Amid this situation, through structured focused comparative case studies of El Salvador and Mozambique, this paper draws lesson to improve CMR in Nepal in terms of civilian control and military professionalism. It uses the lens of traditional literature on Civil Military Relation to compare and analyze the military reform in peace agreement and its implementation process.


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  • etd-04302014-200031

Author Shashi Rani Regmi
Advisor David Cortright
Contributor John Paul Lederach, Committee Member
Contributor David Cortright , Committee Chair
Contributor Madhav Joshi, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline International Peace Studies
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2014-04-01

Submission Date 2014-04-30
  • United States of America

  • Nepal

  • democratic control

  • El Salvador

  • military professionalism

  • military integration

  • civil supremacy

  • Mozambique

  • military subordination

  • military training

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

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