Articles by Johan Galtung, 23 Jul 2012

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Not Much Peace? Also the Mediators’ Fault
Johan Galtung, 23 Jul 2012 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2012

Most difficult is to argue positive peace: cooperation for mutual and equal benefit and harmony, emotional resonance. Peace studies are not alone in this predicament. Health studies focus much more on absence of disease than on presence of positive health, with only vague efforts to spell it out. Like psychology: long on mental disorders, but still short on positive psychology. There are, say, four explanations, not justifications, around.

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