Bretherton, Diane and Balvin, Nikola (2012). Introduction. In Diane Bretherton and Nikola Balvin (Ed.), Peace psychology in Australia (pp. 1-10) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_1

Author Bretherton, Diane
Balvin, Nikola
Title of chapter Introduction
Title of book Peace psychology in Australia
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_1
Series Peace Psychology Book series
ISBN 9781461414032
Editor Diane Bretherton
Nikola Balvin
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The introductory chapter begins by describing how this book came together and continues with definitions of peace psychology based on the work of Christie (J Soc Issues 62:1–17, 2006). These definitions delineate peace psychology as a distinct area of research and practice, diverging from the parent discipline recognising the importance of geohistorical context. This provides a rationale for considering the development of peace psychology within a specific context such as Australia. The chapter then describes the process and some of the challenges of writing this book, as well as the book structure. The first section provides a historical context which begins with the situation in Australia prior to European ‘settlement’, the second section details the work of a number of peace psychologists in contemporary Australia, while the final section looks to the future of peace psychology in an Australia that has shifted its place in the world and is like other nations challenged to find solutions to global problems such as climate change. The need to ground peace in our connection to land echoes the original Indigenous concept of peace, in some sense bringing the book full circle.
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