Author: Ranabir Samaddar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173043973
Peace as apolitical value is the fundamental strain of this book. As the book argues through its essays, peace studies originate not only from desire, concern and care, but also from a critical perspective that interrogates all received ideas and actins about conflict and war.
Such a critical perspective stems from three principles. First, it is informed by an awareness of a social reality where strength is employed to maintain or enhance power at the expense of the weak.
It is only contesting all values of authority by valorizing dialogue, that peace acquires its won value. Basing itself on essays of different nature, method, perspective and strain, the volume attempts to convey the idea that peace studies cannot be monolithic, and that critical peace studies will have to eschew the absolute polarities of realism and ethics.