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.
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)
I am not reading yet your latest book, Decolonizing Peace but I totally agree with your comments introducing the book.
Congratulations Victoria on your book...
Thanks!, I will read it as soon as I receive the purchase copy.
All the best!
Borja Paladini Adell