Assessing Cultures of Peace
The first Millennium issue of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Boulding, Adams, Curle, de la Rey, Lamwaka, Oswald Spring, et al., 2000) suggested that we could envision cultures of peace. Having such a vision, imagining the possibility of a culture of peace, is the first step toward creating such a culture. The next step is to relate this ideal to reality. If our imagination is to inspire action, we must provide a bridge between the ideal and our present reality. To begin building this bridge, we must devise ways to assess where we currently stand. Such assessment may help us establish clear subgoals and concrete ways in which a culture of peace can be developed. This special issue is devoted to exploring how such assessment might be designed. Copyright © 2004, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Peace and Conflict
de Rivera, Joseph, "Assessing Cultures of Peace" (2004). International Development, Community, and Environment. 531.