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Journal of Contemporary Politics


Journal of Contemporary Politics

Year: 2023, Volume: 2, Issue: 4, Pages: 125-128

Original Article

Regime Change and Democracy in Sikkim

Received Date:12 November 2023, Accepted Date:22 December 2023, Published Date:27 December 2023


This paper delves into the intertwined dynamics of regime change, democracy, and political opposition in the context of Sikkim, a unique state nestled in the Himalayas. Firstly, it explores the theoretical underpinnings of regime change and democracy, examining their conceptual nuances and interplay. Secondly, it scrutinizes Sikkim's trajectory towards democracy, assessing the extent to which democratic values and institutions have taken root in its governance landscape. Finally, the paper evaluates the role of political opposition as a crucial component of a thriving democracy, probing where Sikkim currently stands in fostering robust oppositional voices within its political arena. Through this comprehensive analysis, the paper sheds light on Sikkim's journey towards democratic governance amidst the backdrop of regime change and highlights the challenges and prospects it faces in consolidating its democratic credentials.



Regime Change, Democracy, Political Opposition Theoretical Construction, Sikkim


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© 2023 Published by Bangalore University. This is an open-access article under the CC BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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