Introduction.- Effective Cooperation, the Foundation of Sustainable Peace.- Constructive Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace.- Creative Problem Solving: Not Just About the Problem.- Transforming Communication for Peace.- LIF PLUS: the life-improving force of peaceful language use.- The Role of Equality in Negotiation and Sustainable Peace.- Sustaining Peace through Psychologically Informed Policies: The Geohistorical Context of Malaysia.- Justice, Activity, and Narrative: Studying of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence.- Gender and Sustainable Peace.- The Psychodynamics of Peace.- Culture of Peace.- Reconciliation between Groups, the Prevention of Violence, and Lasting Peace.- Sustainable Peace: A Dynamical Systems Perspective.- Fostering Global Citizenship.- A Framework for Thinking about a Global Community.- Education for Sustainable Peace: Practices, Problems and Possibilities.- The Essence of Peace: Towards a Comprehensive and Parsimonious Model of Sustainable Peace.
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.
Re-orients study of peace from preventative to promotative
Emphasizes the importance of understanding sustainability in peace, which is a new & developing concept in the field
Provides a multidisciplinary field an up-to-date overview of the basic psychological components of peace