Cultures of governance and peace: A comparison of EU and Indian theoretical and policy approaches

J. Peter Burgess, Oliver P. Richmond, Ranabir Samaddar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages192
ISBN (Electronic)9781526117588
ISBN (Print)9780719099557
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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