Experiments with Peace by Jorgen Johansen
Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung's 80th Birthday

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Impatient, provocative, and prolific in his pursuit of peace through research, publishing, and commentary, the influential Johan Galtung turned 80 on October 24, 2010, without the slightest sign of slowing down. This collection of essays celebrates peace in honor of this milestone. The wide range of essays explores issues including the eradication of violence, conflict transformation, resistance to taxation for the military, global terrorism and global hegemony, nonviolent revolutions, learning from nature, sport and conflict transformation, diplomacy, the financial crisis, prejudice towards schizophrenia, Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech, peace journalism, and moving from violent to peace-oriented masculinities. Also included are commentaries on Galtung's own work and local studies on Colombia, Nepal, and Thailand.
 

About Jorgen Johansen

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Jorgen Johansen is a freelance academic, a trainer, a writer, and an activist. He is a regular lecturer at several universities and has published six books and hundreds of articles in 11 languages on topics including nonviolent actions, democracy, environmental questions, the Middle East, India, and the former Soviet Union. John Y. Jones is head of Networkers South-North. He has led the Diakonhjemmets International Center and IGNIS and has experience as an evaluator of development projects and issues of globalization and multilateral institutions.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Pambazuka Press. 386 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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