Cultures of governance and peace

A comparison of EU and Indian theoretical and policy approaches

Edited by J. Burgess, Oliver P. Richmond and Ranabir Samaddar

Cultures of governance and peace


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  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9955-7
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: August 2016
  • BIC Category: International Relations, International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, EU (European Union), Society & social sciences / International relations


This volume brings together insights which look at the intersection of governance, culture and conflict resolution in India and the European Union. Two very different but connected epistemic, cultural and institutional settings, which have been divided by distance, colonialism and culture; yet have recently been brought closer together by ideas and practices of what is known as liberal peace, neoliberal state and development projects. The differences are obvious in terms of geography, culture, the nature and shape of institutions, and historical forces: and yet the commonalities between the two are surprising.

This is the first book to compare contemporary Indian and European Union approaches to peace and is based on strong case studies and rigorous analysis. Postgraduate students, peace and conflict researchers, policy-makers and practitioners will benefit immensely from insights provided in this book.


Introduction - Oliver P. Richmond, J. Peter Burgess, Ranabir Samaddar with Jasmin Ramovic
1. Investigating the relationship between governance and conflict resolution in India and the EU - Sandra Pogodda, Oliver Richmond, Roger Mac Ginty
2. Government of peace and resistive subjectivities: Autonomy, ethnicity and gender in Northeast India and Bosnia and Herzegovina - Atig Ghosh and Elena B. Stavrevska
3. Political economy of conflict and peace: Governmentality of participation and strategic veto in Bihar and Jharkhand, India - Amit Prakash
4. Agency, autonomy and compliance in (post-)conflict situations: Perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, Cyprus and Bosnia and Herzegovina - Elena B. Stavrevska, Sumona DasGupta, Birte Vogel, Navnita Chadha Behera
5. Peace via social justice and/or security - Roger Mac Ginty and Paula Banerjee
6. The local is everywhere: a postcolonial reassessment of cultural sensitivity in conflict governance - Kristoffer Lidén and Elida K. U. Jacobsen
7. Everyday resistance to conflict resolution measures and opportunities for systemic conflict transformation - Janel B. Galvanek and Hans J. Giessmann
8. Peacebuilding in India: Meghalaya's experience - Priyankar Upadhyaya and Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya


J. Peter Burgess is Professor and Chair of Geopolitics of Risk at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and Professor at the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen

Oliver P. Richmond is Research Professor of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester, International Professor at the School of Global Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromso

Ranabir Samaddar is Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group

Cultures of governance and peace

Edited by J. Burgess, Oliver P. Richmond, Ranabir Samaddar

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