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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.

Specifications: Hitlerism, Stalinism, Reaganism1
Specifications: Hitlerism, stalinism, reaganism
Homo Teutonicus = Homo Occidentalis in Extremis

30 January 1933. Machtergreifung, brown totalitarianism. The task is to describe the roots that gave rise to that day, and that were to last far beyond capitulation 7–8 May 1945. The general thesis is the following: there is a German deep culture, as a part of general Occidental civilization, but as an extreme version, an Occident in extremis. It differs from Occidental civilization in general, but is also to a considerable extent continuous with it. Homo teutonicus = Homo occidentalis in extremis. And then there is a Nazi deep culture which is an extreme version of German culture: Homo hitlerensis = Homo teutonicus in extremis. Thus, Nazism is seen as a branch ...

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