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Unformatted text preview: NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE CONCEPTS OF PEACE IN PEACE STUDIES Definition of peace- peace is the absence of war + peace is the presence of human rights including economic and social justice, equality, and freedom, social cooperation and harmony, in addition to the absence of war and of indirect institutionalized violence (structural) Definition of Security- Security is usually considered to encompass the defense of at least three things: national territory from foreign invasion and occupation, strategic raw materials and economic markets, and the nation's social and political values (Barnaby, pp. 42, 210) + "True security rests on a supportive and sustainable ecological base, on spiritual as well as material well-being, on trust and reliance on one's neighbors, on justice and understanding in a disarmed world." (Barnaby, p. 212).* Primary Foci of Peace Studies- direct physical violence as well as national and international security, stability, and order + structural violence and aspects of nonviolence, peace, and rights at all levels: individual, group, society,...
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- Spring '10
- Social Justice, Nonviolence, Human security