By Samir Kumar Das

ISBN-10: 1932728686

ISBN-13: 9781932728682

This monograph examines the function of civil society teams in peace construction in 3 clash areas in India's Northeast--Assam, Naga Hills/Nagaland, and Mizo Hills/Mizoram. those political conflicts are complicated with every one clash representing a cacophony of competing, frequently zero-sum calls for. In investigating the position of civil society teams, the learn distinguishes among reputable (between the govt of India and likely rebel enterprises) and unofficial peace strategies on the neighborhood point that makes coexistence of numerous groups attainable regardless of the continued violence. those approaches mirror very other ways of addressing clash and defining the position of civil society teams in peace construction. within the legit peace method, the position of civil society teams is to convey fighters to the negotiating desk, set forth almost certainly agreeable ceasefire phrases, and recommend attainable settlements. The emphasis is on discovering ideas on the macro point within the trust that cost also will bring about solution of micro point difficulties. against this the position of civil society teams within the unofficial methods is to continuously negotiate throughout ethnic barriers and give the opportunity for rival groups to reside jointly within the related village, locality, or local. Compromise is needed at each point for clash solution. well known projects additionally support insulate the overall inhabitants from insurgent teams. The reputable and unofficial peace strategies usually continue on parallel tracks with minimal impression on one another. it will be important for the 2 methods to be attached. For civil society teams to be better in peace development, they need to be socially built-in and enhance synergy with different elements and stakeholders.

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