The Creation of Non-Warring Peace Systems as a Form of Peacebuilding
|Starts:||14:00 3 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||17:00 3 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
The workshop includes a talk by Douglas P. Fry, and an afternoon's debate about implications for Peacebuilding. The topic of Douglas’ talk is as follows:.
War is not always present in human societies. Peace systems, defined as groups of neighbouring societies that do not make war on each other, exist on different continents.
A comparison of three peace systems—the Upper Xingu River basin tribes of Brazil, the Iroquois Confederacy of upper New York State, and the European Union—highlight six features hypothesized to be important in the creation and maintenance of intersocietal peace:
- an overarching social identity
- interconnections among subgroups
- nonwarring values
- symbolism and ceremonies that reinforce peace, and
- superordinate institutions for conflict management.
The existence of peace systems demonstrates that it is possible to create social systems free of war.
No registration required.
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