‘Culture of Peace’ from an Ability and Disability Studies Lens

  • Gregor WolbringEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 12)


‘Culture of Peace’ was discussed within UNESCO and the United Nations for decades. Human security is another highly visible concept in the UN system and directly linked to peace. This chapter contributes two lenses namely a disability studies and an ability studies lens to the culture of peace, the sustainable development and human security discourse highlighting the utility of both lenses not only for disabled people but also for defining the relationship between ability for diverse humans in general and for the human–animal and human–nature relationships.


Ability expectations Ability studies Ableism Disabled people Disability studies Eco-ableism Human security Peace People with disabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community Health Sciences, Community Rehabilitation and Disability StudiesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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