Peace building and conflict transformation

Clements, Kevin P. (1997). Peace building and conflict transformation.

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Title Peace building and conflict transformation
Abstract/Summary The world clearly needs some new ways of thinking about old problems and new ways of acting if we are going to survive into the 21st century. It is vital, therefore, that students of peace and conflict work out ways of harnessing the creative imagination of everyone so that all peoples can envisage a positive future and ways of realizing that future. This imagining cannot be narrow. It has to be broad, inclusive, interdisciplinary and systemic but it has to begin if we are to have a viable future. In relation to this imaging, peace and conflict theorists need to learn from evolutionary theorists if they are to play a significant part in global survival. In the first place, this means endeavoring to gather the wisdom of many peoples and traditions since without this our understanding of the way the world works will always be partial and our normative prescriptions always biased.
Keyword Peace
Conflict
Peacebuilding
Date 1997-01-01
Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines 360100 Political Science
360105 International Relations
Author Clements, Kevin P.
Open Access Status Other

 
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