publication . Article . 2009

Resolving the Kashmir Dispute: Blending Realism with Justice

Syed Rifaat Hussain;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009 Journal: The Pakistan Development Review, volume 48, issue 4, pages 1,007-1,035
Abstract
<jats:p>The resumption of India-Pakistan peace dialogue after a hiatus of nearly eighteen months resulting from the Mumbai terrorist attacks, has revived interest in different formulas, proposals and options that have been made from time to time to resolve the Kashmir dispute, the root-cause of “unending conflict” between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. This paper attempts to make a contribution towards this ongoing exploration of feasible ideas by highlighting the relevance of the Difference Principle expounded by John Rawls in his Theory of Justice as a key component of a lasting India-Pakistan peace deal on Kashmir. The paper begins with a brief account of ...
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free text keywords: Terrorism, Realism, Law, Political science

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publication . Article . 2009

Resolving the Kashmir Dispute: Blending Realism with Justice

Syed Rifaat Hussain;