Author: Samir Kumar DasEminent Contributors/Editor(s): Samir Kumar DasPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 315ISBN/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`.
Series NotePrefaceI. THEORIZING PEACEIntroduction SHIBASHIS CHATTERJEEThe Politics of Understanding RANABIR SAMADDARTerritory as the Kernel of the Nation: Space, Time, and Nationalism in Israel/Palestine OREN YIFTACHELAnthropology of Reconciliation: A Case for Legal Pluralism PRADIP KUMAR BOSEII. PEACE AS PROCESSIntroduction PAULA BANERJEENobody’s Communique: Ethnic Accords in Northeast India SAMIR KUMAR DASKashmir at the Crossroads: Problems and Possibilities SUMANTRA BOSEArmed Conflict in Andhra Pradesh and the Search of Democratic Space COMMITTEE OF CONCERNED CITIZENSThe Peace Process in Sri Lanka: From Confrontation to Accommodation JEHAN PERERAIII. PEACE ACCORDSIntroduction PARIMAL GHOSHThe Accord that Never Was: Shillong Accord, 1975 SUBIR BHAUMIKGendered Nation, Gendered Peace: A Study of Bangladesh AMENA MOHSINImproving India-Pakistan Relations MUBASHIR HASANThe Mahakali Impasse and Indo-Nepal Water Conflict DIPAK GYAWALI and AJAYA DIXITFurther ReadingsIndex