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Peace is Everybody's Business
A Strategy for Conflict Prevention

First Edition


August 2012 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Peace is Everybody's Business is about conflict prevention, hope and peace for the oppressed and alienated, and the imaginative use of soft-power to win back estranged communities into the social and political mainstream.

Past strategies in managing alienated societies have been derived from two extreme ideological positions-imprisoning those who take up arms against the stage, or ultra-liberalism, which is denounced as impractical. The author suggests an alternative strategy to reconcile these two extreme positions-a three-pronged strategy to achieve success by preventing conflict by addressing human security through human development, pursuing a policy of atonement and forgiveness, and eliminating trust deficit between the State and the marginalized.

The central focus of this strategy, which the author in his capacity as a General successfully executed in Operation Sadhbhavna, is the people. The author believes that killing is counterproductive and the army must change its role from 'winning wars' to 'preventing wars'.

 
Preface
The Signposts: Hope, Modernization and Non-Violence  
Alienation: Poverty, Land, Culture and Politics  
Muslim Alienation and National Mainstream  
Conflict Prevention  
Human Security  
Centre of Gravity: The People  
Winning the Hearts of Alienated Societies  
Culture of Silence and Critical Consciousness  
Women's Empowerment  
Changing Role of the Military: Preventing Wars and Not Winning Wars  
Re-Education of the Security Forces  
Media's Public Interest Role?  
Technology for Peace  
Leading through Chaos and Uncertainty  
Epilogue: The Unfinished Jasmine Revolutions and the Virtual Revolution: Lessons in Conflict Prevention  
 
Index

An important contribution to the discourse on security sector reform. It will also be helpful to those engaged in peace building evaluation, particularly with respect to the implementation and monitoring of conflict prevention programs

The Book Review

A very Interesting and knowledgeable commentary on the state of Muslim across the world...[The book] has interesting in-depth analysis of the issues that are extremely crucial for India.

Bureaucracy India

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ISBN: 9788132109433
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