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Peace and Conflict Studies
Perspectives from South Asia

ISBN 9780367540401
Published August 10, 2020 by Routledge India
234 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume explores how we theorize, politicize, and practice peace and conflict discourses in the social sciences.  

As concepts, peace and conflict are intricately interwoven into a web of complementary discourses where states and other actors are able to negotiate, deliberate and arbitrate their differences short of the overt and covert use of physical violence. The essays in this volume reflect this eclecticism: they reflect on concerns of contemporary conflicts in world politics; the dissection of the ideas of peace and power; the way peace studies join with global agencies; peace and conflict in connection to geopolitics and identity; the domestic basis of conflict in India and the South Asian theatre including class, social cleavages and gender. Further they also process elements like globalization, media, communication and films that help us engage with the popular tropes and discursive construction of the reality that play critical roles in how peace and violence are articulated and acted upon by the elites and the masses in societies. 

This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of political science, international relations theory, peace and conflict studies, public policy and area studies. It will also be a key resource for bureaucrats, policy makers, think tanks and practitioners working in the field of international relations.  


Table of Contents

1. Peace and Conflict Studies: A Prolegomenon                                                   

Rakhahari Chatterji


2. Peace as Power, Power of Peace                                                                         

Samir Kumar Das


3. Mediated Reality in Peace and Conflict: A Conceptual Navigation               

Dipankar Sinha


4. Conflicts in Contemporary International Relations:                                                   

Management and Resolution

Arun Kumar Banerji


5. Globalization, Income Inequality and Conflict                                                

Rajat Acharyya


6. Geopolitics, Conflicts and Peace                                                                        

Anindya Jyoti Majumdar, Sohini Bose


7. Identity, Conflicts and Security                                                                          

Shibashis Chatterjee, Sulagna Maitra


8. Armed Conflicts and Protection of Civilians                                                    

Omprakash Mishra


9. Towards Sustaining Peace: A Transformative UN Approach                        

Priyankar Upadhyay


10. Social Conflicts and Caste                                                                                 

Debi Chatterjee


11. The Maoist Movement: ‘India’s Gravest Internal Security Threat’            

Partha Pratim Basu


12. Expanding WPS Agenda: Experiences from Nepal and North-East India             

Anjoo Sharan Upadhyay


13. Bollywood on the No-Man’s Land: Bajrangi Bhaijaan                                 

Sudeshna Banerjee

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Anindya Jyoti Majumdar is Professor at the Department of International Relations at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Shibashis Chatterjee is Professor at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.