By Samir Kumar Das
This monograph examines the function of civil society teams in peace construction in 3 clash areas in India's Northeast--Assam, Naga Hills/Nagaland, and Mizo Hills/Mizoram. those political conflicts are complicated with each one clash representing a cacophony of competing, usually zero-sum calls for. In investigating the function of civil society teams, the research distinguishes among authentic (between the govt of India and sure rebel enterprises) and unofficial peace techniques on the neighborhood point that makes coexistence of numerous groups attainable regardless of the ongoing violence. those techniques replicate very other ways of addressing clash and defining the position of civil society teams in peace construction. within the reliable peace method, the function of civil society teams is to carry fighters to the negotiating desk, set forth in all likelihood agreeable ceasefire phrases, and recommend attainable settlements. The emphasis is on discovering ideas on the macro point within the trust that cost also will result in answer of micro point difficulties. by contrast the position of civil society teams within the unofficial techniques is to continually negotiate throughout ethnic barriers and give the chance for rival groups to dwell jointly within the similar village, locality, or local. Compromise is needed at each point for clash answer. renowned tasks additionally support insulate the overall inhabitants from insurgent teams. The reputable and unofficial peace tactics frequently continue on parallel tracks with minimal impression on one another. it is crucial for the 2 procedures to be attached. For civil society teams to be better in peace construction, they have to be socially built-in and strengthen synergy with different ingredients and stakeholders.