Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Critical Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means)

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'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.' Ethnic Conflict Research Digest 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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Johan Galtung founded the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959 and is the author of many essays and works on peace, including Searching for Peace (Pluto Press, 2000) and Transcend and Transform (Pluto Press, 2004). Currently Professor of Peace Studies at six universities, he is the holder of the Right Livelihood Award 1987 and the Norwegian Humanist Prize 1988.

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