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Peace Education: Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations

by James Page.

2008. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

Foreword by Koichiro Matsuura.

 

Peace education is now well recognized within international legal instruments and within critical educational literature as an important aspect of education. Despite this, little attention has been given in the critical literature to the philosophical foundations for peace education and the rationale for peace education thus remains substantially an assumed one. This investigation explores some possible philosophical foundations for peace education, through an examination of five specific ethical traditions: 1) virtue ethics, whereby peace may be interpreted as a virtue, and/or virtue is interpreted as peacefulness, and peace education as education in that virtue; 2) consequentialist ethics, whereby peace education may be interpreted as education regarding the consequences of our action and inaction, both as individuals and collectivities; 3) conservative political ethics, whereby peace education may be interpreted as emphasizing the importance of the evolution of social institutions and the importance of ordered and lawful social change; 4) aesthetic ethics, whereby peace may be interpreted as something beautiful and valuable in itself, and peace education as emphasizing the importance of that beauty and value; and 5) the ethics of care, whereby care may be interpreted as a core element in peace, and peace education as encouraging trust and engagement with the other. The study addresses major contributions to each of these ethical traditions, the strengths and weaknesses of the tradition, and the ways in which the tradition provides support for peace education. It is argued in the study that each tradition provides only a partial basis for peace education, and that ultimately a holistic and integrative understanding is required, one that encourages a culture of peace.

 

" ... an important addition to the emerging literature on peace education and the culture of peace" (From the Foreword by Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO).

 

CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Foreword.

1 The Problem of Peace Education.

2 Virtue Ethics and Peace Education.

3 Consequentialist Ethics and Peace Education.

4 Conservative Political Ethics and Peace Education.

5 Aesthetic Ethics and Peace Education.

6 The Ethics of Care and Peace Education.

7 Conclusions.

8 Citation Method. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

 

Bibliographic details: http://www.infoagepub.com/products/content/p478d75b79b1ea.php

Chapter contents: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/12263/

 

Encyclopedia of Peace Education

 

Edited by Monisha Bajaj

 

2008. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

 

The rise of peace education both in scholarship and in practice has yielded numerous documents, websites, and publications with often divergent perspectives on what the field is, does, and means. The Encyclopedia of Peace Education provides a comprehensive overview of the scholarly developments in the field to date, so as to provide a common denominator for the various actors involved in advancing peace education internationally. Thus, this edited volume serves as an essential reference guide that traces the history and emergence of the field, highlights foundational concepts, contextualizes peace education practice across international and disciplinary borders, and suggests new directions for peace educators.

From core conceptual perspectives to the moral and spiritual foundations of the field to the role of the United Nations, the Encyclopedia grounds peace education in a solid theoretical and practical framework through the writings of the field’s most renowned scholars. This volume will target undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and practitioners working in international and non-governmental organizations in the field of peace education.

CONTENTS: Introduction, Monisha Bajaj.

Section I: The Historical Emergence of and Influences on Peace Education.

History of Peace Education, Ian Harris.

John Dewey and Peace Education, Charles Howlett.

Maria Montessori and Peace Education, Cheryl Duckworth.

Paulo Freire and Peace Education, Lesley Bartlett.

Section II: Foundational Perspectives in Peace Education.

Form and Content of Peace Education, Johan Galtung.

Conceptual Perspectives in Peace Education, Magnus Haavelsrud.

The Moral and Spiritual Foundations of Peace Education,Dale Snauwaert.

The United Nations and Peace Education, James Page.

Section III: Core Concepts in Peace Education.

Caring and Peace Education, Nel Noddings.

Countering Militarism Through Peace Education, Carl Mirra.

Human Rights Education, Felisa Tibbitts.

Global Citizenship Education, Lynn Davies.

Section IV: Frameworks and New Directions for Peace Education.

Comparative and International Education and Peace Education, Robin Burns.

Futures Studies and Peace Education, David Hicks.

"Critical" Peace Education, Monisha Bajaj.

Unity-Based Peace Education, H. B. Danesh

References

Index

 

Bibliographic details: http://www.infoagepub.com/products/content/p47b6037716fd1.php

 

Peacebuilding

Women in International Perspective

Elisabeth Porter

University of South Australia

This book clarifies some key ideas and practices underlying peacebuilding; understood broadly as formal and informal peace processes that occur during pre-conflict, conflict and post-conflict transformation. Applicable to all peacebuilders, Elisabeth Porter highlights positive examples of women’s peacebuilding in comparative international contexts. She critically interrogates accepted and entrenched dualisms that prevent meaningful reconciliation, while also examining the harm of othering and the importance of recognition, inclusion and tolerance. Drawing on feminist ethics, the book develops a politics of compassion that defends justice, equality and rights and the need to restore victims’ dignity. Complex issues of memory, truth, silence and redress are explored while new ideas on reconciliation and embracing difference emerge.

Many ideas challenge orthodox understandings of peace. The arguments developed here demonstrate how peacebuilding can be understood more broadly than current United Nations and orthodox usages so that women’s activities in conflict and transitional societies can be valued as participating in building sustainable peace with justice. Theoretically integrating peace and conflict studies, international relations, political theory and feminist ethics, this book focuses on the lessons to be learned from best practices of peacebuilding situated around the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Selected Contents

Introduction 1. Peacebuilding as Process: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 a. Historical Background to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) b. Achievements of SCR 1325 c. Peacebuilding as Process: Pre-Conflict, Conflict and Post-Accord d. Security in Feeling Included in Peace Processes 2. Overcoming the Harm of Polarization a. Harm of Dualism b. Feminist Ethics – Justice and Care c.

Beyond Irreconcilable Options d. Valuing Differences in Inclusionary Politics 3. Recognition and Inclusion a. Identity and Recognition b. Beyond

Tolerance and Coexistence to Mutual Respect c. Coalition-Building d. Practices of Inclusive Recognition 4. Justice and Compassion a. A Politics of Compassion b. Justice and Peace c. Justice, Equality and Rights d. Victims – Restoring Dignity 5. Memory and Truth a. Dealing with the Past b. Truth and Silence c. Truthful Stories d. Redress 6. Reconciliation and Difference a. Understanding Reconciliation b. Apology and Forgiveness c. Practicing Reconciliation d. Embracing Difference. Conclusion: Peace with Justice and

Security.

For more information or to place an order visit:

www.routledge.com/politics

Sept 2007: 234x156: 256pp

Hb: 978-0-415-39791-9:

£65.00 / $124.95

 

 

Taming War

Culture and Technology for Peace

Andrew Greig 

For further information please contact info@tamingwar.com or write to Peace Power Press, Box 724, AVALON BEACH NSW 2107, Australia

 

The No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace (2006) ed. Helen Ware, Oxford: New Internationalist

 

Peace and conflict studies / David P. Barash, Charles P. Webel

London : Sage Publications, c2002

 

Communal conflict and decentralisation in Indonesia / Gerry van Klinken

Brisbane: Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland 2007

 

Conflict resolution education and training in a culturally conditioned environment : the Malaysian experience / Latif Kamaluddin

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 1996

 

Peace & the new corporate liberation theology / Arundhati Roy

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney : Sydney Peace Foundation, 2004

 

Conflict transformation by peaceful means : a workshop with professor Johan Galtung / Alison Boyd ... [et al.]

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2003

 

Achieving peace with justice II : four case studies / Sally Waples ... [et al.] ; edited by Iris Wielders

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, c2003

 

Traditional approaches to conflict transformation -- potentials and limits / Volker Boege

Brisbane: Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), University of Queensland, 2007

 

Peace angel of World War I : dissent of Margaret Thorp / Hilary N Summy

Brisbane: Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2006

 

The globalization of peace / Hans Blix

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2007

 

Peace in the Middle East : a global challenge and a human imperative / Ḥanān Àshrāwī ; [transcribed and edited by Iris Wielders]

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney : Sydney Peace Foundation, 2003

 

 

Conflict, conflict resolution and peace building : an introduction to theories and practices / editor Jayadeva Uyangoda

Colombo: GTZ Sri Lanka in collaboration with Improving Capacities for Poverty/Social Policy Research (IMCAP) and Dept. of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Colombo, 2005 

 

Peace and conflict issues after the Cold War / contributions from A. Eide ... [et al.] ; reports from APRI ... [et al.]

Paris : UNESCO, 1992

 

 

Peace studies as an academic challange [i.e. challenge] : the Macquarie University experience / by Dennis Phillips

Canberra: Peace Research Centre, Australian National University, 1992

 

Peace processes and peace accords / edited by Samir Kumar Das

Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005

 

A just peace through transformation : cultural, economic, and political foundations for change : proceedings of the International Peace Research Association, Eleventh General...

Boulder : Westview Press, 1988

 

Peace studies : an introduction to the concept, scope, and themes / edited By Ranabir Samaddar

New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2004

 

Consolidating democracy : a strategy for peaceful development in Papua New Guinea / Des Hoban

Brisbane : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2007

 

Challenging the Weberian concept of the state : the future of the monopoly of violence / Herbert Wulf

Brisbane : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2007

 

Conflict prevention and peace-building in southeast Asia : regional mechanisms, best practices and ASEAN-UN cooperation in the 21st century / Carolina G. Hernandez editor

Quezon City, Philippines : Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, c2003

 

Explaining national identity : from group attachments to collective action / Daniel Druckman

Brisbane : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2006

 

Integrating proactive conflict transformation into development practice : experiences with project based training in Batticaloa, Sri Lanaka / Hartmut Fuenfgeld

Colombo : First published by Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo in collaboration with Food Security and Conflict Transformation (FSCT) Project--Batticaloa, 2006

 

Bougainville and the discovery of slowness : an unhurried approach to state-building in the Pacific / Volker Boege

Brisbane : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 2006

 

Lines in sand and sea : constituting and re-constituting Australia's Northern Territory / Peter Jull

Brisbane, Qld. : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, c2007

 

Peace matters : a Philippine peace compendium / Miriam Coronel Ferrer, editor

Quezon City : University of the Philippines, Center for Integrative Studies Peace, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights Program and University of the Philippines Press, 1997

 

Peace studies in the Chinese century : international perspectives / edited by Alan Hunter

Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2006

 

Chronology of conflict and cooperation in Afghanistan,1978-2006 / project director, Moonis Ahmar

Karachi : Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Dept. of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2006

 

From Iraq to Iran / Ramesh Thakur

Brisbane : Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), University of Queensland, 2006

 

100+ peace strategies for conflict resolution and the prevention of nuclear war / Robert E. Valett

Published Fresno, Calif. : Panorama West Books, 1983

 

The Mindanao conflict / edited by Kamarulzaman Askandar, Ayesah Abubakar

Penang, Malaysia : Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network, 2005

 

Introduction to peace studies & research methods / Soth Plai Nharm, Tania Miletic

Phnom Penh, Cambodia : Alliance for Conflict Transformation, 2006

 

Promoting dissent, reviving democracy : Sydney Peace Foundation 10th Anniversary Lecture/ Jake Lynch

Sydney : Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2007

 

A world peacekeeping association/ Christopher J. Hamer

Published Sydney : Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 1996

 

International conflict resolution / edited by Ramesh Thakur

Dunedin, N.Z. : Westview Press ; University of Otago Press, 1988

 

Tough choices in a tough world : peace, security and human rights / Irene Khan

Sydney : Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2006 

 

Institutionalizing peace : the conception of the United States Institute for Peace and its role in American political thought / by Rhoda Miller

Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 1994

 

Building peace in Bougainville / edited by Geoff Harris, Naihuwo Ahai and Rebecca Spence

Armidale, N.S.W. : Waigini, P.N.G. : Centre for Peace Studies, University of New England ; National Research Institute, 1999

 

The roles of Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand development NGOs in conflict prevention / Iris Wielders

Sydney : Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2005

 

Peace and security in the postmodern world : the OSCE and conflict resolution / Dennis J.D. Sandole

Oxon, England : Routledge, 2007

 

Policymaking and peace : a multinational anthology / edited by Stuart Nagel

Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2003

 

No more Rwandas or Darfurs : the international responsibility to protect ; an address / by Gareth Evans

Sydney: Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, 2004

 

Sustaining the peace after civil war [electronic resource] / T. David Mason

Carlisle Barracks PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2007

 

Peace and conflict in Ladakh : the construction of a fragile web of order / by Fernanda Pirie

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

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