Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace

  • Peter T. Coleman

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Morton Deutsch, Peter T. Coleman
    Pages 1-14
  3. David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, Dean Tjosvold
    Pages 15-53
  4. Beth Fisher-Yoshida
    Pages 105-120
  5. Francisco Gomes de Matos
    Pages 121-129
  6. Cecilia Albin, Daniel Druckman
    Pages 131-151
  7. Abigail Disney, Leymah Gbowee
    Pages 197-203
  8. Alon Gratch
    Pages 205-225
  9. Douglas P. Fry, Marta Miklikowska
    Pages 227-243
  10. Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Robin Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman
    Pages 265-281
  11. Evelin Lindner
    Pages 283-298
  12. Morton Deutsch, Eric C. Marcus, Sarah Brazaitis
    Pages 299-324
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 371-380

About this book


Scholarship on the psychology of peace has been accumulating for decades. The approach employed has been predominantly centered on addressing and preventing conflict and violence and less on the conditions associated with promoting peace. Concerns around nuclear annihilation, enemy images, discrimination, denial of basic human needs, terrorism and torture have been the focal points of most research. The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace moves beyond a prevention-orientation to the study of the conditions for increasing the probabilities for sustainable, cooperative peace. Such a view combines preventative scholarship with a promotive-orientation to the study of peaceful situations and societies.

The contributors to this volume examine the components of various psychological theories that contribute to the promotion of a harmonious, sustainable peace.  Underlying this orientation is the belief that promoting the ideas and actions which can lead to a sustainable, harmonious peace will not only contribute to the prevention of war, but will also lead to more positive, constructive relations among people and nations and to a more sustainable planet.

The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace is valuable and stimulating reading for researchers in peace psychology, political psychology, and conflict resolution as well as others who are interested in developing a sustainable, harmonious world.


effective cooperation positive peace reconciliation social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter T. Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia University, International Center for Cooperation andTeacher's CollegeNEW YORKUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3554-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3555-6
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