Peace Psychology Book Series

Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace

Editors: de Rivera, Joseph (Ed.)

  • Interdisciplinary and international analysis that includes economically developed and underdeveloped nations
  • Chapter authors discuss and formulate the ideas presented in the book to address how cultures of peace may be established and addressed
  • Sections and chapters are based on a systematic review of best practices from a multicultural perspective
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About this book

Mediation and negotiation, personal transformation, non-violent struggle in the community and the world: these behaviors—and their underlying values—underpin the United Nations’ definition of a culture of peace, and are crucial to the creation of such a culture. The Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace addresses this complex and daunting task by presenting an accessible blueprint for this development. Its perspectives are international and interdisciplinary, involving the developing as well as the developed world, with illustrations of states and citizens using peace-based values to create progress on the individual, community, national, and global levels. The result is both realistic and visionary, a prescription for a secure future.

A sampling of topics covered in the Handbook:

  • Basic components of a culture of peace (including education, tolerance, gender equality, human rights, and sustainable development), and how each strengthens the whole.
  • The politics and socioeconomics of a culture of peace.
  • The relationship of personal to cultural change.
  • Applying peace concepts in the law enforcement, justice, and prison systems.
  • Community reconciliation and post-conflict reconstruction.
  • Achieving peace in the family.
  • Assessing—and learning from—modern cultures of peace.

Global in scope and far-reaching in its analysis, the Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace is a source of real-world ideas and lucid insights to enhance the work of social and peace psychologists, policy analysts, and the studies of graduate students in psychology and sociology.

About the authors

Joseph de Rivera is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Peace Studies Program at Clark University. He attended Bowdoin College, graduated from Yale, served in the Navy Medical Service Corps, and received his doctorate from Stanford University. His area of research focuses on the experience of nuclear weapons, peace fairs, and the emotional motivation of righteous behavior.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rivera, Joseph

    Pages 1-8

  • Learning from Extant Cultures of Peace

    Fry, Douglas P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • Political Economy of Peace

    Franklin, Ray L.

    Pages 27-41

  • War in Peace: Cultural Regulation of the Construction-Destruction Dynamic

    Valsiner, Jaan

    Pages 43-55

  • Culture Change: A Practical Method with a Theoretical Basis

    Richards, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-09575-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09574-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1866-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace
Editors
  • Joseph de Rivera
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09575-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09575-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09574-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1866-6
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 407
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