Peace Education and Critical Democracy: Some Challenges in Neoliberal Times

  • John P. Portelli
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Postcolonial Studies in Education book series (PCSE)


The concept of peace education is a contested and suspect concept.1 Different scholars have conceived of peace and peace education in sub-stantively different ways. As such it has been difficult to fully agree on a universal definition of peace education. However, referring to the work of Anderson, Trifonas, and Wright claim that his definition of peace may provide a working definition. Peace is:

the absence of violence to any aspect of human life.2


Political Ideal Social Criticism Procedural Matter Democratic Politics Democratic Procedure 
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