Dear colleagues,

Decolonizing Peace is finally out with Dignity Press! Decolonizing peace, offers a vivid critique of what I refer to as the "peace industry" and the neo-colonial Northern addiction to helping, hence infantilizing, the Global South. The book looks at social complex adaptive systems for peace which do not rely on Northern funds, or well-meaning peace missionaries. I uses chaos theory, cybernetics and panarchy as post-Cartesian lenses to analyse the sustainablity and resilience of local peace initiatives.



"Victoria Fontan is an emissary of the peace to come, and her work is one of the most meaningful contributions to peace studies I know of. If you haven't been lucky enough to be her student, you have the chance now to read this book. I wish every peaceworker the opportunity to nourish their work, and improve our world, by reading it." -Oliver Rizzi Carlson - Newsletter Editor, Global Campaign for Peace Education

This is a thought provoking study, which through a blend of theory, activism, and detailed empiricism, exposes a paradox at the heart of peace thinking: the tension between colonial and universalist epistemology and liberation or self determination. It is a much needed contribution. -Prof. Oliver Richmond- Univ. of Manchester Author of "The Transformation of Peace" (2007)




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Dear Victoria,

I am not reading yet your latest book, Decolonizing Peace but I totally agree  with your comments introducing the book.

Best wishes,


Congratulations Victoria on your book...

Thanks!, I will read it as soon as I receive the purchase copy. 

All the best!
Borja Paladini Adell

UNDP Colombia


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