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Time for Creating a Nonkilling Global Index

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An attempt in this chapter is made to prepare an index of killing so as to know in what ways and quantity killings occur in different countries. The Global Nonkilling Index is first of its kind as it reveals that  lives lost due to homicide, suicide and even capital punishment are even worse than those in an act of war. This index is a better parameter for judging countries on their record of human development than on the basis of gross domestic product or even gross national happiness index.

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Singh, K., Swarup, A. (2020). Time for Creating a Nonkilling Global Index. In: The Nonkilling Paradigm. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1247-6_7

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