Law and conflict resolution in Kashmir
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This book provides analysis of the legal status of territories of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, considering potential opportunities for Kashmir conflict resolution.
Containing a detailed survey of relevant legislation and international documents, chapters throughout this book investigate the attempts and failures of Kashmir conflict resolution, holding up factors which could enable more peaceful relations between India and Pakistan with inclusion of the inhabitants of the erstwhile Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir. The book goes further than outlining how India and Pakistan determine legal status of their portions of Kashmir by demonstrating the complexity of legal arrangements and why this protracted conflict is so difficult to resolve. As the Kashmir conflict is not only about territory and irredentism, themes such as cultural and national identity, power procurement, territorial security, communal rivalry, religious radicalisation, economic factors, and social issues are all taken into consideration.
Law and Conflict Resolution in Kashmir will appeal to students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, international relations, international law studies, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1: The legal status of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir 2. The right to self-determination 3. Pakistan vis-à-vis Azad Jammu and Kashmir 4. Pre-Constitution Azad Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis Pakistan 5. Azad Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis Pakistan: the Constitution 6. Pakistan vis-à-vis Gilgit-Baltistan 7. New Legal tremors in Gilgit-Baltistan 8. Pakistan vis-à-vis Chitral Part 2: The legal status of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir 9. India vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir 10. Jammu and Kashmir vis-à-vis India 11. The State of Jammu and Kashmir and international ramifications 12. The 2019 debacle Part 3: The prospects for solving the conflict with protection of human rights in Kashmir 13. Introduction: decoding the Indo–Pakistani conflict 14. Theorising resolution and reconciliation with reference to Kashmir dispute 15. Kashmir conflict resolution: selected attempts 16. Current security and economic dynamics 17. Yearning for a resolution: ‘new India’ and ‘new Pakistan’? 18. Conclusion/epilogue
Piotr Balcerowicz, at the University of Warsaw and Professor at the University of Munich. He specialises in Asian and Western philosophical traditions, in particular, Indian philosophies and religions, South Asian history, international relations, political philosophy, human rights. His latest book: Early Asceticism in India (2016).
Agnieszka Kuszewska, political scientist, Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University. She specializes in international relations, conflict and security studies, geostrategic specificity and contemporary history of South Asia. Author of three books, including: Understanding Pakistan. Radicalization, terrorism and other challenges (2015).