Dr DB Subedi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

DB Subedi

Phone: +61 02 6773 2549

Email: dsubedi2@une.edu.au

Twitter: @db_npl


DB Subedi has an interdisciplinary academic background, specialising in political sociology and peace studies. Before joining UNE / HASS as a postdoc fellow, he worked as a Lecturer in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji (2018-2019). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) in Canada and a Research Member in the ‘Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation into Terrorism’ (AVERT) Research Network at the Deakin University in Melbourne. He has conducted research fieldwork in South and South East Asia, especially Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Currently, he is working on a three-year research project that aims to understand changing social and political conditions for reducing the threats of neo-nationalism and religious extremism in South Asia.

Before coming to the academia, DB worked with international organisations for more than ten years. He has also provided consultancy service to a number of peacebuilding and development agencies including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, International Alert UK, Care International, Mercy Corps and Asian Academy for Peace Research and Development.


PhD (UNE), MA (CEU and TU), BA (TU)

Primary Research Area/s

Nationalism and populism in Asia; Religion and violence ; Countering violent extremism ; Peacebuilding and statebuilding; Politics of Human Rights; Migration, globalisation and development

Research Interests

  • 2018: Research project “Inclusive Economic Development: Engaging the Private Sector in Promotion and Protection of Livelihood in Nepal”. Research contract with International Alert UK (GBP 12,000).
  • 2016-2017: Open Society Research Fellowship. Open Society Foundation USA.


Books and edited books

Subedi, D. B. (2018).  Combatants to Civilians: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Maoist Fighters in Nepal’s Peace Process. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan (xv, 281).

Jenkins, B., Subedi, D. B., & Jenkins, K. (Eds) (2018). Reconciliation in Asia Pacific: Practices and Insights. Singapore: Springer Nature (vi, 237).

Subedi, D. B., 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.

Ware H., Jenkins, B., Branagan M. & Subedi, D.B. (Eds) (2014). Cultivating Peace: Contexts, approaches and multidimensional models. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (xii, 382).

Book chapters

Subedi, D. B. (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. & 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, D. B. 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, D. B. (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.

Referred journal articles

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

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

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

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

Subedi, D. B (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 Report and Policy Briefing Papers

Subedi, D. B. (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, D. B. (2010). Private sector and public security: Perceptions and responses. Kathmandu: International Alert and National Business Initiatives.

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

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

Non-traditional research outputs

Subedi, D. B. (2017, 19 March). Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue is a Regional Refugee Crisis: ASEAN Must Intervene, The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/myanmars-rohingya-issue-is-a-regional-refugee-crisis-asean-must-intervene-70849

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

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


  • Action Asia Peacebuilders’ Network
  • AVERT Research Network, Deakin University
  • Asian Academy for Peace Research and Development