Governing India's Northeast: Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace by Samir Kumar DasGoverning India's Northeast: Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace by Samir Kumar Das

Governing India's Northeast: Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace

bySamir Kumar Das

Paperback | June 17, 2013

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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.

Professor Samir Kumar Das is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of North Bengal, India. A professor of political science at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata (on leave), he has been the coordinator of the University Grants Commission-Departmental Research Support Programme on 'Democratic Governance: Comparative Perspectives'. He w...
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Title:Governing India's Northeast: Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of PeaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:93 pagesPublished:June 17, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132211456

ISBN - 13:9788132211457

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Table of Contents

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