Searching for Peace in Central and South Asia

Searching for Peace in Central and South Asia

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Continuing a widely acclaimed series, Searching for Peace in Central and South Asia provides critical background information, up-to-date surveys of the violent conflicts in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Ferghana Valley, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan, and a directory of more than 150 organizations working in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the region. The book includes detailed, objective descriptions of ongoing activities, as well as assessments of future prospects for conflict resolution, focusing on efforts to make civil society an integral part of any peace process.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 550 pages
  • 158.75 x 230 x 38.1mm | 997.9g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps (1 col.)
  • 1588260968
  • 9781588260963

Table of contents

Introduction. Reflections. Contemporary Conflict Resolution in Asia. Reflections on September 11. Positive Stories of Peacebuilding. Lessons Learned in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Central Asia. Regional Introduction. Policy Options for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Conflicts over Resources. Religion and Conflict in Central Asia. Conflict Surveys: Afghanistan; Ferghana Valley; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan. South Asia. Nonofficial Dialogues and Conflict Management Activities. Confidence-building Measures. Border Conflicts and Territorial Disputes. The Influence of the Demographic Picture and Migration Flows on Regional Conflicts. Water-related Conflicts. Religion and Conflict in South Asia. Multiculturalism in India. Secularism and Communalism in India. The Caste System and Caste Violence. Rising Demands for Autonomy in India. Conflict Surveys: Bangladesh (the Chittagong Hills Tracts); India (the Naxalites; the Senas; conflicts in the northeast); Jammu and Kashmir; Nepal (the Maoists); Pakistan (the Sindhi-Mohajir Conflict; Sunnis and Shi'ites); Sri Lanka. Directory. Profiles of approximately 150 central and south Asian NGOs involved in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, organized by country, as well as information on government agencies and international networks and organizations.
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About Paul Van Tongeren

Monique Mekenkamp is coordinator of the Asia Programe of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP), based in Utrecht. Paul van Tongeren is founder and executive director of the ECCP. Hans van de Veen is senior journalist and coordinator of an independent network of journalists, Environment and Development Productions, based in Amsterdam.
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