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Governing India's Northeast

Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace

Das, Samir Kumar

2013, X, 93 p.

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  • ​Sees governance as the problem, rather than as a solution to the problem of insurgency and violence
  • Reflects critically on policies and should be of interest to the policymakers and activists
  • Three crucial issues of insurgency, development and culture are sought to be understood through the lens of governance

This book focuses on issues of governance and the nature and complexities of social transformation in India’s Northeast -- a ‘problem’ zone for policymakers -- particularly since the early 1990s. While governance is the thread that runs through the volume, the latter at one level addresses the challenges of governing in global times a region historically marked by acute violence, interethnic conflict and insurgency; and at another, traces macro changes in the very forms and technologies of governance. The essays in this volume point to how changing forms and technologies of governing insurgency, development and culture do not remain mere instruments of peace, but define the very nature and content of both peace and conflict and their interrelationship in the region.

For the first time in the history of scholarship on the region, the three crucial issues of insurgency, development and culture have been analysed through the lens of governance. This volume, therefore, marks an important addition to the scholarship on the region.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Governance in northeast India - Insurgency in northeast India - North-eastern states in India - Northeast India - Peace in northeast India - Violence in India

Related subjects » Political Science

Table of contents 

Introduction.- I: Production of Insurgent Subject.- II: Shifting Strategies of Peace.- III: Governing Cultures of Peace.

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