Peace by peaceful conflict transformation - the TRANSCEND approach

Authored by: Johan Galtung

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

Print publication date:  February  2007
Online publication date:  March  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415396653
eBook ISBN: 9780203089163
Adobe ISBN: 9781134154814


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What is new in this approach is already in the title. First, the focus is on peace, a relation between parties, not on security. Compatible goals lead to ever higher levels of peace, conviviality, and incompatible goals, conflict, are handled peacefully. The security approach, still dominant, including in the UN Security Council (not Peace, or Peace and Security, Council) sees some party as a threat to be deterred or eliminated. There is no focus on improving relations. But there may be room for both approaches.

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