by Victoria Fontan
November 2012, 220 pages, $16.00
In this book, Victoria Fontan questions the pre-established assumptions that exist in peace and conflict studies, and brings forward an alternative epistemology that relates to non-conventional initiatives for peace that exist in various parts of the world.
She argues that the first step toward decolonizing peace and conflict studies must be our realization that we are powerless in facing the destruction and injustices that we invariably bring with our peace.
About the Author
Victoria Fontan is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Duhok, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She conducted field research in Lebanon, post-Saddam Iraq, DR Congo, Somaliland, Kashmir and Yemen. Recently, she has been exploring the resilience of insurgencies in Fallujah, Iraq.
More information on Victoria Fontan’s research on her website: http://www.victoriacfontan.com