You are here

Peace Processes and Peace Accords
Share

Peace Processes and Peace Accords

Edited by:


© 2005 | 316 pages | SAGE India
The second volume in the South Asian Peace Studies series, Peace Processes and Peace Accords looks at the political question of peace from three perspectives: the process of peace; the contentious issues involved in the peace process; and the ideologies that come in conflict in this process. Arguing that peace is not a one-time event to be achieved and rejoiced over but a matter to be sustained against various odds, the contributors show that the sustainability of peace depends on a foundation of rights, justice and democracy. Peace accords, they maintain, are only a moment in the process—the very act of signing an accord could mark either a continuation of the same conflict, or simply its metamorphosis. Therefore, as this volume shows, `negotiation` should be redefined as `joint problem-solving` on a long-term sustained basis, rather than `one-off hard bargaining`.
Series Note  
Preface  
 
I. THEORIZING PEACE
Introduction Shibashis Chatterjee
The Politics of Understanding Ranabir Samaddar
Territory as the Kernel of the Nation: Space, Time, and Nationalism in Israel/Palestine Oren Yiftachel
Anthropology of Reconciliation: A Case for Legal Pluralism Pradip Kumar Bose
 
II. PEACE AS PROCESS
Introduction Paula Banerjee
Nobody's Communique: Ethnic Accords in Northeast India Samir Kumar Das
Kashmir at the Crossroads: Problems and Possibilities Sumantra Bose
Armed Conflict in Andhra Pradesh and the Search of Democratic Space Committee of Concerned Citizens
The Peace Process in Sri Lanka: From Confrontation to Accommodation Jehan Perera
 
III. PEACE ACCORDS
Introduction Parimal Ghosh
The Accord that Never Was: Shillong Accord, 1975 Subir Bhaumik
Gendered Nation, Gendered Peace: A Study of Bangladesh Amena Mohsin
Improving India-Pakistan Relations Mubashir Hasan
The Mahakali Impasse and Indo-Nepal Water Conflict Dipak Gyawali and Ajaya Dixit
Further Readings  
Index  

Preview this book

Samir Kumar Das

Prof. Samir Kumar DAS is presently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of North Bengal. A Professor of Political Science at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata (now on lien) he is a member and an Honorary Senior Researcher of the Calcutta Research Group (CRG). Besides being the Coordinator of the UGC-DRS Programme on ‘Democratic Governance: Comparative Perspectives’, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (2005) of the Social Science Research Council (South Asia Program) based in New York. He specializes in and writes on ethnicity, security, migration, rights, justice and democracy and lectured widely in premier academic institutions in the USA,... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761933915
₹625.00