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Peace Studies
An Introduction To the Concept, Scope, and Themes

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April 2009 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
`This book addresses the concept and definition of peace, and the purpose and meaning of peace studies from a regional perspective... the book challenges the narrow approach that limits peace studies to studies of conflict resolution or conflict management. It draws attention to the social and political realities of the colonial and post-colonial world and the need for "peace with justice"' - Journal of Peace Research

The exciting new Series—South Asian Peace Studies—has been conceived to showcase significant writings on peace studies from and about the region. The emphasis will be on essays, which demonstrate the importance of changing direction in various frameworks–from conflict management to peace, from national security to human security, from revenge to reconciliation, and from rights to justice.

This, the inaugural volume in the Series introduces the concept, scope, and main concerns of peace studies. The 19 essays are grouped in three broad sections. The first discusses definitions of peace studies and its main themes. The second section looks at recent cases of conflict in the region while the third considers new paths to conflict resolution based on dialogue and justice.


Ranabir Samaddar
Introduction
 
PART ONE: DEFINING PEACE STUDIES
Samir Kr Das
Sectional Introduction
Ranabir Samaddar
Problems of Preparing a Peace Studies Reader
Kanti Bajpai
A Peace Audit on South Asia
Gautam Kr Basu
Neo-Liberalism and Democracy in South Asia
Brian Gorlick
Legal Regime for Refugee Care
Subhas Chakraborty
Self-Determination and Politics of Identity - East Europe
Ranabir Samaddar
Deaths, Responsibility, and Justice
 
PART TWO: BORDERS, WAR AND THE PEOPLE
Paula Banerjee
Sectional Introduction
Samir Kr Das
War, Population Movements and the Formation of States
Paula Banerjee
Borders as Unsettled Markers - The Sino-Indian Border
Irene Khan
Protecting the Rights of Refugees
Barun De
People and Territory: Moving beyond Boundaries
Partha Ghosh
Population Movements and Interstate Conflicts
Sanjukta Bhattacharya
Rehabilitation of Victims in War-torn Societies
Asha Hans
Women Across Borders in Kashmir - The Continuum of Violence
Manirul Hussain
Nationalities, Ethnic Processes, and Violence in India's Northeast
 
PART THREE: CONFLICT SITUATIONS, DIALOGUE AND PEACE
Subhoranjan Dasgupta
Sectional Introduction
Tapan Kr Bose
Building Peace in Kashmir
Kanti Bajpai
The Indian Nuclear Debate
Paula Banerjee et al
Sub-Regional Dialogue in the East and the Northeast - A New Way to Cooperate
A New Way to Cooperate  
Subhoranjan Dasgupta
Literary Sensitivities on War, Exodus, and Partition
Rajeev Bhargava
Between Revenge and Reconciliation
 
Further Readings on Themes in Peace Studies
 
Index

`This book addresses the concept and definition of peace, and the purpose and meaning of peace studies from a regional perspective... the book challenges the narrow approach that limits peace studies to studies of conflict resolution or conflict management. It draws attention to the social and political realities of the colonial and post-colonial world and the need for "peace with justice"' - Journal of Peace Research

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