Table of Contents

Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; Aims and Objectives; Conflict in West Kalimantan; How Did the Two Main Conflicts Begin and Proceed?; Sources and Structure; 2 What Kind of Junctures on the Path to Conflict Should Peace Research be Focused on?; Pragmatic Knowledge, Understanding and Explanation of Paths to Conflicts; What Kinds of Junctures Should Peace and Conflict Studies be Focused on?; 3 Junctures on the Path to Conflict; Antagonism; Motives of Violence; Obstacles to and Opportunities for Violence; Diagnosis; 4 Can the Path to Conflict be Blocked or Redirected?; Introduction. Can Antagonism be Reconciled?Can Disputes be Resolved and Conflict Motives be Tackled?; Can Obstacles to Conflict be Strengthened?; Conclusions: Strategies of Peace for West Kalimantan; Annex 1 Inaugural Meeting of the West Kalimantan Ethnic Communication Forum with the Pasir Panjang Declaration; Annex 2 Pontianak Declaration (translation); Bibliography; Index. This book is about the process and, more generally, about the opportunities that peace research and the teaching of conflict resolution can offer academic diplomacy. As such the book is both an empirical and a theoretical project. While it aims at being the most comprehensive analysis of the conflict in West Kalimantan, it also launches a new theoretical approach, neo-pragmatism, and offers lessons for the prevention of conflicts elsewhere.