Author: Samir Kumar Das
Editor(s): Samir Kumar Das
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7829-533-4
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`.
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