Rethinking conflict management: Are there insights for India?

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Kolås, Åshild; & Miklian, Jason (2008) Rethinking conflict management: Are there insights for India? , Strategic Analysis 32(5): . [Forthcoming]

According to the Human Security Report (2005), India was the second most conflict-prone country (after Burma/Myanmar) in the post-World War II period, with the world’s highest number of conflicts. These figures highlight the large number of armed conflicts in India as well as the protracted nature of these conflicts. The present article outlines the post-Cold War evolution of conflict management theory and examines Indian responses to its own internal conflicts in light of this theory, suggecting that the critical rethinking of conflict and peacebuilding by the international scholarly community can provide important insights for current Indian debates on conflict management.