Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace

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Peter T. Coleman
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 15, 2012 - Psychology - 382 pages
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Scholarship on the psychology of peace has been accumulating for decades. The approach employed has been predominantly centered on addressing and preventing conflict and violence and less on the conditions associated with promoting peace. Concerns around nuclear annihilation, enemy images, discrimination, denial of basic human needs, terrorism and torture have been the focal points of most research. The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace moves beyond a prevention-orientation to the study of the conditions for increasing the probabilities for sustainable, cooperative peace. Such a view combines preventative scholarship with a promotive-orientation to the study of peaceful situations and societies. The contributors to this volume examine the components of various psychological theories that contribute to the promotion of a harmonious, sustainable peace. Underlying this orientation is the belief that promoting the ideas and actions which can lead to a sustainable, harmonious peace will not only contribute to the prevention of war, but will also lead to more positive, constructive relations among people and nations and to a more sustainable planet. The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace is valuable and stimulating reading for researchers in peace psychology, political psychology, and conflict resolution as well as others who are interested in developing a sustainable, harmonious world.

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Chapter 1 Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace An Introduction
Chapter 2 Effective Cooperation The Foundation of Sustainable Peace
Chapter 3 Constructive Con fl ict Resolution and Sustainable Peace
Chapter 4 Creative Problem Solving Not Just About the Problem
Chapter 5 Transforming Communication for Peace
Chapter 6 LIF PLUS The LifeImproving Force of Peaceful Language Use
Chapter 7 The Role of Equality in Negotiation and Sustainable Peace
Chapter 8 Sustaining Peace through Psychologically Informed Policies The Geohistorical Context of Malaysia
Chapter 11 The Psychodynamics of Peace
Chapter 12 Culture of Peace
Chapter 13 Reconciliation Between Groups the Prevention of Violence and Lasting Peace
Chapter 14 Sustainable Peace A Dynamical Systems Perspective
Chapter 15 Fostering Global Citizenship
Chapter 16 A Framework for Thinking About Developing a Global Community
Chapter 17 Education for Sustainable Peace Practices Problems and Possibilities
Chapter 18 Conclusion The Essence of Peace? Toward a Comprehensive and Parsimonious Model of Sustainable Peace

Chapter 9 Justice Activity and Narrative Studying of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
Chapter 10 Gender and Sustainable Peace

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Peter Coleman is a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College and the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the director of Columbia's International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. He is also a New York State certified mediator and experienced consultant whose clients include IBM, Citibank, The United Nations, The World Bank, and the US State Department. 

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