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Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts) with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition.

Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts) with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition.

A variation on this, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention, de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means, thereby seeking 'victory' for all parties involved in the conflict. This is in contrast to war studies (polemology) which has as its aim on the efficient attainment of victory in conflicts, primarily by violent means to the satisfaction of one or more, but not all, parties involved.

Disciplines involved may include political science, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, international relations, history, anthropology, religious studies, and gender studies, as well as a variety of others.

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So, if Russia and the US are both determined to win in Ukraine, no matter what it takes, how can peaceful de-escalation of this mess be achieved?

What peaceful solution is there to the war in Ukraine?

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2022/06/23
07:08 UTC

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Best books for Peace Studies/Conflict Management college classes

I am doing a summer internship in my college's Liberal Arts department and one of my projects is to find suggestions for new textbooks or supplemental readings published in the past 10 years for two classes in the Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program: Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies, and Conflict Resolution and Management.

I'm not familiar with this area of study (I'm a psychology major) so I would like to know what books y'all would recommend. Was there a text your classes assigned that you especially liked? Something you've read on your own that you think would be a great addition to a college class?

I am especially looking for books or journal articles that incorporate social identity-based conflicts, such as race, gender, religion, LGBTQ+ identities; as well as books with diverse authors.

Here are some of the books currently or recently used:

  • Invitation to Peace Studies, Houston Wood
  • The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, Morton Deutsch
  • People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts, Robert Bolton
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher
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2022/06/15
19:16 UTC

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Podcasts in the field

What are some podcasts related to the field of peace studies that you like to listen to? Please let me know!

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2022/04/23
02:57 UTC

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Does anyone of you guys know any good books or papers about political polarization and violence?

I have been very interested in this topic since an experience I had in participating in a Fellowship program last year.

So, I would like to read reference sources on this topic

Mainly to understand how religion (and ideologies in general) can participate and influence these processes

Thanks and Greetings to you all :)

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2022/02/16
03:46 UTC

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Free online courses in or related to peace studies?

Are you aware of any? What's your experience with them, if you tried them? How do they compare to traditional courses, if you've also tried those? I've tried none yet.

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2021/08/11
08:11 UTC

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From Chemistry to Peace Studies?

I'm an early career professional with a PhD in chemistry that wants to transition to more of a peace studies related field of work. Are there careers that occupy both spaces where I could utilize my natural science background? Would more education in peace studies be required? I'm in the US, and would love to go abroad and experience other cultures. Thoughts? Ideas? I know I'm being a bit vague.

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2020/09/10
19:21 UTC

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Graduate Programs

Hi everyone! I'm about to graduate with a Bachelor's in Peace and Conflict Studies, and was wondering if there are recommendations for graduate work (preferably Ph.D level) in the discipline? I've been searching, but havent't found much. Thanks!

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2020/08/08
06:59 UTC

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Majoring and minoring in Peace studies

I am considering minoring/majoring in Peace studies and I was wondering if anyone has any insight on the field. Is it worth it? What are some of the potential career opportunities?

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2020/06/21
06:05 UTC

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Literature review help

I’m in intro to peace and conflict studies and our semester writing project is to find a topic in peace and conflict studies and write a 5-7 page literature review and proposal for research. I am just confused as to what topic. Would peace summits be something I could write about?

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2020/04/24
20:14 UTC

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Major associations and conferences?

I’m in another field, but would love to start interacting with peace studies. What are the major academic associations and conferences I should know about?

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2019/10/21
17:30 UTC

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Botham Jean's brother forgives, embraces Amber Guyger

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2019/10/04
03:12 UTC

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How did you find your way to peace studies? Are there avenues for entry for those of us established in other fields?

Hello,

I am just curious what the typical journey into peace studies looks like. I had never heard of this until I was well into my graduate studies in sociology. Then at some point, I found that my research kept taking me to the Journal of Peace Studies and other related publications. I often find myself more interested in this than what the soc general journals offer.

So what happened to you all, that enabled you to find this in undergraduate or graduate studies that I missed out on?

And are there any avenues for those of us established in other fields to mosey on in? I am a professor of sociology now, early career. I do see people in sociology migrate to various area studies. Is that a possibility here? Or does it required very specialized training?

I’d even be happy to just get plugged into the community. Any upcoming conferences I should be aware of? Hopefully still excepting proposals?

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2019/09/29
15:56 UTC

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The Resilient Heart Project: Bringing Heart And Healing To Those Affected By Trauma

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2019/09/20
07:36 UTC

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Peacemakers of Reddit, what books would you recommend for someone interested in pursuing Peace Studies?

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2019/06/07
15:59 UTC

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Masters or Bachelors?

In school currently majoring in peace studies, going to minor or get an associate degree in environmental studies as well to focus on environmental conflict and creating peace, hopefully on an international scale. I'm undecided on if I want to do non-profit or other work.

Would it be worth it to go for my masters or would that be a waste of time?

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2019/02/07
22:05 UTC

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It's sad to see this subreddit fall by the wayside.

I'm not sure if this topic is appropiate, but is there any way to merge other existing subreddits? Peace studies is an integral part of truly resolving conflicts and should have a decent community on Reddit.

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2016/12/27
23:00 UTC

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"each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another."

"...each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.

If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.

I believe that at every level of society - familial, tribal, national and international - the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion."

http://www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion

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2015/12/03
01:45 UTC

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[META] Ideas to improve /r/PeaceStudies?

I was thinking that we could have a weekly/bi-weekly discussion thread about a particular topic (which could be decided democratically) to enhance this subreddit and make it more lively.

Do you have any ideas? Comment below!

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2015/02/06
15:45 UTC

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Graduate Student Newly Exposed to Peace Studies

Hello r/peacestudies!

I am a graduate student in clinical psychology who is getting involved in some peace studies in terms of research. Although I have been exploring the field, I am curious as to what you would all recommend in terms of seminal studies or books that are important for someone new in the field to read.

I have mostly been reading conflict transformation material from Lederach recently, but am curious to see what you all think I should be looking at.

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2015/01/10
21:30 UTC

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