Peace by Peaceful Means by Johan Galtung
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Peace by Peaceful Means
By Johan Galtung

Peace by Peaceful Means

Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization

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Peace by Peaceful Means by Johan Galtung

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Johan Galtung, one of the founders of modern peace studies, provides a wide-ranging panorama of the ideas, theories and assumptions on which the study of peace is based. The book is organized in four parts, each examining the one of the four major theoretical approaches to peace. The first part covers peace theory, exploring the epistemological assumptions of peace. In Part Two conflict theory is examined with an exploration of nonviolent and creative handling of conflict. Developmental theory is discussed in Part Three, exploring structural violence, particularly in the economic field, together with a consideration of the ways of overcoming that violence. The fourth part is devoted to civilization theory. This involves an exploration of cultural violence focusing on the deeper aspects of cultures. Finally, the threads of these four approaches are drawn together with a focus on peace action - peace by peaceful means.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803975118
ISBN-10: 0803975112
Format: Paperback
(156mm x 234mm x 15mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reporting Conflict by Johan Galtung Reporting Conflict, Paperback (March 2010)

Journalists control our access to news. By pitching stories from particular angles, the media decides the issues for public debate. The media's handling of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq highlight the one-sided reporting that war journalism creates. The authors challenge reporters to tell the real story of conflicts around the world.

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies by Johan Galtung Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies, Paperback (June 2009)

Presents an overview of the main issues in peace and conflict studies. This book offers topical and enduring approaches to peace and conflict studies. It is suitable for students of peace studies, conflict studies and conflict resolution.

Transcend and Transform by Johan Galtung Transcend and Transform, Paperback (May 2004)

Handbook to conflict resolution that shows how to overcome conflicts at personal, national and international levels.

Human Rights in Another Key by Johan Galtung Human Rights in Another Key, Paperback (August 1994)

This is a refreshingly original analysis of human rights, past and present, which sets out major new terms of reference for political debate, it will become a standard text in the human rights field.

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Author Biography - Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, dr hc mult, is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Haiwaii, the University of Witten/Herdecke, the European Peace University and the University of Troms[o with a line through it]o. One of the founders of peace research, he established the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) in 1959 and the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. He has published over 50 books, including, Essays in Peace Research, Theories and Methods of Social Science Research, Human Rights in Another Key (1994) and Choose Peace (1995).

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