A Question of Values: Johan Galtung's Peace Research by Peter Lawler PDF

By Peter Lawler

Locations the paintings of Johan Galtung within the context of previous and present debates in diplomacy, political conception, and extra more often than not, within the social sciences. This accomplished and important account scrutinises Galtung's conceptual icons, akin to, optimistic peace and structural violence.

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4. 8. See Bull, Justice in International Relations. 9. Falk, "On the Recent Further Decline in International Law," p. 272. Â < previous page < previous page page_13 page_130 next page > next page > Page 130 orthodox science was posited an alternative vision of a "nonmissionary," Buddhist model of science, the possibility of which was connected to the declining hegemony of Western imperialism and its theological corollaries. 48 Thus emerged an image of the impending dissolution of a dominant Western conception of knowledge, or legitimizing myth, behind which lay a telos centered around a unified global sociopolitical order.

ECC, p. 68. 50. ECC, p. 70. Â < previous page < previous page page_134 page_135 next page > next page > Page 135 6 From Human Needs to Global Values The value idea of a pluralist, equitable global social order was first adumbrated in the revised conception of positive peace, was reiterated within the structural critique of imperialism, and also permeated the argument 36 37 for an alternative understanding of science. But the sketch of an alternative world order remained unpacked, even though it clearly drew upon a complex set of values.

271-272. 23. In the preface to the 1965 edition, Karl Deutsch describes Wright's A Study of War as one of the foundational texts of contemporary peace research. 24. Huxley, "Foreword," in Lentz, Towards a Science of Peace, pp. vi-vii. 25. Lentz's five "articles of faith" were faith in progressing toward the harmonization of human purposes; in the utility of undiscovered facts; in the discoverability of facts through the use of human intelligence; in the creative evolution and redirection of scientific research; in the existence of and applicability of the motive of universal human betterment.

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