Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Critical Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means (Transcend) 2nd Revised edition)

Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Critical Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means (Transcend) 2nd Revised edition)

By: Johan Galtung (author), Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen (author), Carl G. Jacobsen (author)Hardback

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This is one of the first books to bridge the gap between peace and conflict studies, world order and globalisation. Revealing deep structures and deep cultures of violence and finding in them the reasons for increasing violence and peacekeeping failures, it presents the lessons that can be learned from the TRANSCEND approach, adopted as a UN training guide. A critical and piercing analysis of the shortcomings of conventional approaches to conflict resolution, realpolitik and worsening dynamics of global violence which, if not resolved, threaten even more catastrophic destruction in the future. The book maps the conditions and path to sustainable peace, and the challenge for peace by peaceful means.

About Author

Johan Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the founder of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959. He is the author of a number of books including Pax Pacifica (Pluto, 2005), Searching for Peace (Pluto, 2000) and Transcend and Transform (Pluto, 2004). He is the holder of the Right Livelihood Award 1987 and the Norwegian Humanist Prize 1988. Carl G. Jacobsen is a former Professor and Director of the Eurasian Security Studies Research Unit at Carleton University. He is the author of many essays and works on peace, including Searching for Peace (Pluto, 2002).

Contents

Preface - TRANSCEND: A Philosophy Of Peace - And One Way Of Enacting It Introduction: A Bird's Eye View I Conflict, War and Peace: A Bird's Eye View by Johan Galtung II Peace: The Goal and the Way by Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen Part 1 Towards a Theory and Practice of Peace by Peaceful Means 1.1 Peace-making as Realpolitik, Conflict Resolution and Oxymoron: the Record, the Challenge by Carl G. Jacobsen with Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen 1.2 Beyond Mediation: Towards More Holistic Approaches to Peacebuilding and Peace Actor Empowerment by Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen with Carl G. Jacobsen 1.3 September 11 2001: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy by Johan Galtung 1.4 Our War Culture's Defining Parameters: Their Essence; Their Ramifications (external; domestic; `racism'; `borders'; `international law') by Carl G. Jacobsen and Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen 1.5 The State/Nation Dialectic: Some Tentative Conclusions by Johan Galtung 1.6 Beyond Security: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Actors by Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, with Carl G. Jacobsen 1.7 Crafting Peace: On the Psychology of the TRANSCEND Approach by Johan Galtung and Finn Tschudi Part 2 The TRANSCEND Experience: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy 2.1 TRANSCEND: 40 Years, 40 Conflicts by Johan Galtung 2.2 45 Conflicts; 45 Perspectives by Johan Galtung Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745319292
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780745319292
  • ISBN10: 0745319297
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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