Asian Survey
Nepal and Bhutan in 2004: Two Kings, Two Futures
Michael Hutt


As small states located on the south side of the eastern Himalaya, Nepal and Bhutan are superficially very similar. In both countries, a monarchy is in the process of renegotiating its position and role, and in both, the current political dispensation faces strong challenges. However, there are also distinct differences in how political developments are proceeding in Nepal and Bhutan.

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