Synopses & Reviews
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.
'Impressive and moving, and very saddening as well ... A particular pleasure to read something not only sensible but even hopeful on methods of moving towards some decent outcome under what appears to be almost hopeless situations.' --Noam Chomsky 'Fascinating! This highly condensed and powerful overview opens up major new ways to think about the seemingly intractable problems of state nation interface ... this book is a must for scholars, practitioners and policy makers and peace activists.' --Elise Boulding, Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College 'Galtung's writing always provides succinct and important insights ... The book has appropriate and important targets: it seeks to uncover the general truth among the particular complications; it does not draw back from proposing courses of action; it confronts serious tasks.' --EthnicConflict Research Digest
An essential guidebook on peace resolution by a world renowned figure in this discipline. Covers major conflicts and possible resolution using genuine insight.
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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
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