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Johan Galtung, one of the founders of modern peace studies, provides a wide-ranging panorama of the ideas, theories and assumptions on which the study of peace is based. The book is organized in four parts, each examining the one of the four major theoretical approaches to peace. The first part covers peace theory, exploring the epistemological assumptions of peace. In Part Two conflict theory is examined with an exploration of nonviolent and creative handling of conflict. Developmental theory is discussed in Part Three, exploring structural violence, particularly in the economic field, together with a consideration of the ways of overcoming that violence. The fourth part is devoted to civilization theory.

Ten Theses on Eclectic Development Theory
Ten theses on eclectic development theory

Now we should try to pull together what has been explored in the three preceding chapters. Chapter 1 opened for a critique of current development theory and practice; there is certainly the obligation to follow up with a more constructive part.1 In Chapter 2 the building blocks of economic systems – the Blue, Red, and Green systems – were presented, together with more mature systems, the Pink, Yellow, and Eclectic; the idea being that particularly the latter held some promise. And in Chapter 3 we explored unmentionable aspects of economic systems, the externalities, in hopes of arriving at a deeper understanding of the realities of these systems from the perspective of development, indicated in ...

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