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.

 

Reviews:

"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)

 

http://www.dignitypress.org/wdu-press-books/decolonizing-peace

 

http://www.amazon.com/Decolonizing-Peace-Victoria-C-Fontan/dp/19375...

 

 

 

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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,

Bobichand

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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