School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)

SGDIA



Dr. DB Subedi

Lecturer 

School of Government, Development and International Affairs
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Suva
Fiji Islands

Tel (+679) 323 32780
Office: 014-S215
Email: db.subedi(at)usp.ac.fj    

DB Subedi has an interdisciplinary academic background, specializing in peace and conflict, security, and political and international affairs. He received a PhD degree from the University of New England, Australia (2014) where his PhD thesis studied the politics of post-conflict peacebuilding in Nepal with a primary focus on reintegration of Maoist ex-combatants.  His research interest focuses on the nexus between conflict, security and development, and its implications for peacebuilding and statebuilding, development, social cohesion and security in the Asia Pacific region.  His most recent research work included ‘Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific’ (2014-2015), ‘Youth, social cohesion and state building in Nepal’ (2016-2017), ‘Gender, conflict and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka’ (2015), and ‘Civil society and ceasefire monitoring in Myanmar’ (2016). Before joining the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) at USP, DB Subedi worked as a Lecturer in the University of New England Australia. He is also a Senior Fellow (2015-on-going) at the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) in Canada. In the past, he worked for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, International Alert UK, Care International, Mercy Corps, Asian Academy for Peace Research and Development, Peacebuilding and Development Institute in Sri Lanka and Peaceworks Australia. His work experience in the Asia Pacific comes from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Philippines and Australia.


Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

• BA - Economics and English Literature – Tribhuvan University Nepal

• MA - Sociology – Tribhuvan University Nepal

• MA - Social Anthropology – Central European University, Hungary

• Ph.D. - Peace, Politics and International Studies – University of New England (UNE)

Teaching

Research

Research

  • Conflict, security and development
  • Peacebuilding and statebuilding
  • Reconciliation
  • Social cohesion
  • Politics of development
  • Peace and development approaches to countering violent extremism (CVE)
  • Nationalism, populism and neo-nationalism

Publications

Publications

Books

Subedi, DB (2018).  Combatants to Civilians: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Maoist Fighters in Nepal’s Peace Process. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Subedi, DB, Bhadra R. S., Neupane, S. and Rai, H., Mydla, E., and Yogi, M. (2017). Fostering Social Cohesion in Divided Societies: Perspectives of Youth in Nepal. Kathmandu: Asian Academy for Peace Research and Development.      

Subedi, DB (2012). From Student to Transnational Migrants: Paradigm shift in student migration from Nepal. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Alexander, L., Gunduz, C., & Subedi, D. B. (2009). What role for business in post conflict economic recovery? Perspective from Nepal. London: International Alert.


Edited Books

Jenkins, B., Subedi, DB, & Jenkins, K. (Eds) (2018). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Practices and Insights. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Ware H., Jenkins, B., Branagan M. & Subedi, DB (Eds) (2014). Cultivating Peace: Contexts, approaches and multidimensional models. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 


Book Chapters

Subedi, DB (forthcoming, 2018). Economic Rehabilitation of Terrorists: What can be learned from DDR programmes? In Gunaratna, R., & Hussin, SB. (Eds.). Deradicalisation and Terrorist Rehabilitation: A Framework for Policy-making and Implementation. London: Routledge.

Subedi, D. B. (forthcoming, 2018). “Post-conflict crime and political extremism in Nepal: trend, dynamics and drivers”, in K. Jaishankar (Ed), Handbook of South Asian Criminology.  New York: CRC Press, (Manuscript accepted, ISBN 9781482260458).

Subedi, D. B. & Jenkins, B. (2018). “Nexus between social reintegration of ex-combatants and reconciliation”, in Jenkins, B., Subedi, D. B., and Jenkins, K. (Eds) (forthcoming). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Insights and Practices. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Subedi, D. B and Bulathsinghala, F. (2018). “Developmental path to reconciliation in Sri Lanka”. In Jenkins, B., Subedi, D. B., and Jenkins, K. (Eds). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Insights and Practices. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Jenkins, K., Subedi, DB and Jenkins. B. (2018). Introduction: Reconciliation – A Transformative Process Across Cultures and Societies, in Jenkins, B., Subedi, D. B., and Jenkins, K. (Eds). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Insights and Practices. Singapore: Springer Publications.

Jenkins, B, Jenkins, K and Subedi, DB (2018). Conclusions, in Jenkins, B., Subedi, D. B., and Jenkins, K. (Eds). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Insights and Practices. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Subedi, D. B. (2014). “Mobilising insurgents: ideology, coercion and security in the Maoist insurgency    in Nepal”. In H. Ware, B. Jenkins, M. Branagan, & DB Subedi (Eds) Cultivating peace: Contexts, approaches and multidimensional models. London:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 55-70.


Refereed Journal Articles

Subedi DB and Bhattarai, P. (2017). The April Uprising: How a Non-violent Social Resistant Explain Termination of an Armed Conflict in Nepal? Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 12(3), 85-97.

Subedi, DB (2017). Managing Armed Groups in Myanmar’s Peace Process: Security Sector Governance as a Way Forward. CSG Papers no. 18. Ontario: Centre for Security Governance.

Subedi, DB (2017). Early Warning and Response for Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 29 (2): 135-43.

Subedi, DB and Jenkins, B. (2016). Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Engaging Peacebuilding and Development Actors, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 8(10): 13-18.

Sultana, H. & Subedi, DB (2015). Caste system and resistance: the case of untouchable Hindu sweepers in Bangladesh. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 29 (1): 19-32.

Subedi, DB (2015). Security dimension of post-conflict recovery: Nepal's experience in disarmament and demobilisation of the People's Liberation Army fighters. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 28(2): 143-159.

Subedi, DB (2014). Discontents and resistance of "unverified" ex-combatants and challenges to their rehabilitation in Nepal. Agrarian South: A Journal of Political Economy, 3(2): 1-35.

Subedi, DB (2014). Conflict, combatants and cash: Economic reintegration of Maoist ex-combatants in Nepal. World Development, 59:238-250.

Subedi, DB (2014). Ex-combatants, security and post-conflict violence: Unpacking the experience from Nepal, Millennial Asia: An International Journal of Asia Studies, 5(1): 41-65.

Subedi, DB (2014). Does cash induce corruption in DDR programme? Unpacking the experience from Nepal, Peace and Conflict Review, 8(1): 30-42.

Subedi, DB (2013). Dealing with ex-combatants in a negotiated peace process: Impacts of transitional politics to DDR in Nepal. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 49(6):672-689.

Subedi, DB (2013). From civilians to combatants: Armed recruitment and participation in Maoist conflict in Nepal, Contemporary South Asia, 21(4): 429-443. Subedi, DB (2013). 'Conflict Profiteer' or 'Pro-peace Entrepreneur'? Critical perspective on the private sector and peacebuilding in Nepal. Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, 38(2): 181-206.

Subedi, D. B. (2012). Economic Dimension of Peacebuilding: Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Development in Nepal. Journal of South Asia Economy. 13(2): 313-332.

Subedi, DB (2012). Space for the Private Sector in Post-Conflict Economic Recovery in Nepal. Readings on Governance and Development, XIV: 90-109.

Subedi, DB (2011). Rehabilitation and reintegration of Maoist ex-combatants in Nepal: Issues, challenges and potential lessons. Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 38 (2): 143-170.


Peer Reviewed Research Reports and Policy Briefing Papers

Subedi, DB (2014). Forced donation, political funding and public security in Nepal: The Private Sector's perspective and responses, Kathmandu: National Business Initiatives (NBI).

Crozier, R., Gunduz, C., & Subedi, DB (2010). Private sector and public security: Perceptions and responses. Kathmandu: International Alert and National Business Initiatives.

Gunduz, C., Alexander, L., & Subedi DB (2009). Opportunities for linking economic recovery and peacebuilding: Business perception from central and central Terai in Nepal. London: International Alert.


Reports Commissioned for Agencies/Industry Partners

Subedi, DB (2016). An analysis of civilian ceasefire monitoring and early warming / early response system from gender perspective in Myanmar, August, a report submitted to UN Women Myanmar.

Subedi, DB (2016). An Analysis of Changing Dynamics of Conflict from Gender Lens in Sri Lanka. A Report Commissioned for UN Women in Sri Lanka.

Subedi, DB (2015). A Training Handbook on Gender and Involvement of Civil Society Leaders in Local Governance Planning. A training manual commissioned for UNDP and UN Women in Nepal.

Subedi, DB (2014). Community Security Planning Manual. A training manual prepared for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal.


Non-Peer Reviewed Articles and Internet Publications

Subedi, DB (2017, 19 March). Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue is a Regional Refugee Crisis: ASEAN Must Intervene, The Conversation.

Subedi, DB (2017, 4 April). Fire the Slowpokes: On Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Nepal, The Kathmandu Post, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Subedi, DB (2015, September 15). "Changing the discourse: Dialogue to resolve political impasse in Nepal". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2015, May 26). "Time for change: disaster recovery in Nepal". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2015, 11 May). "Effective aid". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2014, 12 June). "Breaking the mould: understanding post-conflict crimes". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi (2014, 19 May). "Going nowhere: why Nepal' peace process is faltering?" Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2014, 22 April). Let it go: On High Level Political Committee (HLPC) in Nepal. Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2014, 2 April). "Instrument of peace: truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in Nepal". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2013, 9 November). "War to peace transition in Nepal: success and challenges ahead". Small War Journal.

Subedi, DB (2011, 21 November). "Paths less travelled: critical issues in rehabilitation and integration of PLA in Nepal". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2011, 17 May). "Youth, bandha, and social networking media". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2011, 27 January). "Tackling insecurity in Terai". Republica, Kathmandu.

Subedi, DB (2011, 13 January). "UNMIN’s departure: How will it affect Nepal’s peace process?" Editorial: The Rising Nepal, Kathmandu.


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