Violence, Violent Conflict and Schooling

  • Clive HarberEmail author


This chapter begins by pointing out that despite sustainable peace being a UN development goal, the world is still plagued by violent conflict and briefly examines some of the reasons for this conflict. It notes that war is seen as development in reverse and defines what is meant by development in the context of this book. It then goes on to discuss the nature of post-conflict societies and post-conflict developing ones in particular. The chapter then turns to the impact of violent conflict on schooling before examining the role of schooling in contributing to violence. It acknowledges that a number factors in explaining why schooling plays such a role but the final section of the chapter focusses primarily on discussing its predominantly authoritarian nature as an important explanatory factor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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