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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 5: Militarization Values, Attitudes, and Practices in South Asia
Militarization Values, Attitudes, and Practices in South Asia
Militarism is the ideology that endorses military values in civilian interaction and easily intersects with other ideologies, value systems, relations, structures, and practices. The interwoven triad of militarization, masculinity, and patriarchy profoundly influence state– society relations in the South Asian countries even as they connect with global capitalism. Militarization occurs wherever power is primarily backed by the reservoir of force in both material manifestation and ideology. It is a national–state building exercise that is heightened with the political economy of war, force, security, and control.
National security conceptions and aggressive nationalism provide militarism legitimacy and manufactures consent, making it both a state and ...