The Three Kinds of Violence Defined by Prof. Johan Galtung
TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 14 Feb 2022
Johan Galtung is the Norwegian researcher and mediator who founded the academic discipline “Peace and Conflict Studies.”
The word “violence” is typically used to describe harmful actions inflicted upon one person by another, but Galtung suggests that the the concept of “violence” actually denotes a much broader range of actions and behaviors. This video defines and differentiates the three types.
Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace University. He was awarded among others the 1987 Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize. Galtung has mediated in over 150 conflicts in more than 150 countries, and written more than 170 books on peace and related issues, 96 as the sole author. More than 40 have been translated to other languages, including 50 Years-100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives published by TRANSCEND University Press. His book, Transcend and Transform, was translated to 25 languages. He has published more than 1700 articles and book chapters and over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service. More information about Prof. Galtung and all of his publications can be found at transcend.org/galtung.
Tags: Cultural violence, Culture of Violence, Direct violence, Johan Galtung, Structural violence, Violence triangle
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