Nepal on the Move: Conflict, Migration and Stability

Seven sub-studies

The project consists of seven sub-studies that focus on different types and aspects of migration.

Through a shared focus on the intersection between spatial and temporal dimensions of mobility, in combination, the proposed sub-studies will provide important perspectives on the overall question of the impact of mobile populations on citizenship, rights, civic engagement, democratic processes and the stabilizing of governance practices in Nepal. A coherent analytical framework that emphasizes the dynamic relationship between sending and receiving migrant communities, allows the seven sub-studies to address distinct types of migration (labor migration, forced migration, educational migration, military migration and religious migration), four of them taking their empirical point of departure in sending locations, two in receiving locations. Albeit in different ways and from different perspectives the proposed activities all address the relationship between categories of mobile populations and democracy-building from a double-sided perspective: how can migrants influence current constitutional and political processes? And how are different groups of migrants addressed and involved in political discussions about the constitution and new federal society?