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Publisher Comments:

This new, updated and extensively revised edition of Searching for Peace 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 short-comings 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.

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Begun in 1993 by "peace studies" founder Johann Galtung and others, TRANSCEND is a peace education and mediation organization that was commissioned by the United Nations to draw up a manual for conflict transformation. This volume is a revised result of that commission and explores the roots of conflict while promoting TRANSCEND's style of peace advocacy. After explaining their theoretical standpoint, Galtung briefly reviews 45 world conflicts, discussing possible solutions. Distributed by Stylus.
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An essential guidebook on peace resolution by a world renowned figure in this discipline. Covers major conflicts and possible resolution using genuine insight.

About the Author

Johan Galtung is Director of TRANSCEND. He founded the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959 and is the author of many essays and works on peace. Currently Professor of Peace Studies at six universities, he is the holder of the Right Livelihood Award 1987 and the Norwegian Humanist Prize 1988. Professor Carl G. Jacobsen was Professor of Political Science (International Affairs and Conflict Studies), Director of Eurasian Security Studies ORU, at Carleton University, and Director of the Independent Committee on War Crimes in the Balkans. He passed away in 2001.Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen is Co-Director of TRANSCEND and Director of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR).

Table of 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


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 Peacebu

Product Details

Jacobsen, Carl G.
Brand-Jacobsen, Kai Frithjof
Jacobsen, Carl G.
Brand-Jacobsen, Kai-Frithjof
Galtung, Johan
Pluto Press (UK)
Conflict management
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
International Security
Politics - General
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Peace by Peaceful Means
Series Volume:
no. C 3
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly

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