Structural asymmetries and peace : hope or despair?

Show simple item record De la Rey, Cheryl
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa
dc.coverage.temporal AD 2010-06-18T05:46:17Z 2010-06-18T05:46:17Z 2000
dc.description Published when Prof de la Rey was a lecturer in psychology at the University of Cape Town. en
dc.description.abstract This article suggests that where one is positioned in the current geopolitical system is likely to have an influence on whether one feels hope or despair. In this respect material asymmetry as a divisive influence is noted and it is argued that poverty reduction is a crucial component in defining a culture of peace. The need for sharing of resources as envisioned in the definition offered by Boulding is endorsed. Although the reduction of material asymmetry is seen as crucial, it is however, not seen as sufficient for the attainment of a peace culture. Redressing other power differentials such as gender is also viewed as crucial. The insights offered by Elise Boulding on the role of nongovernmental organizations are highlighted but the need to examine civil society more widely is also noted. In particular, the question of the meaning of citizenship is emphasized. In conclusion, the importance of developing a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that draws on cooperation and interdependence is affirmed and it is argued that there is sufficient reason for hope. en
dc.identifier.citation De la Rey, C 2000, 'Structural asymmetries and peace : hope or despair?', Peace and Conflict, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 217-221. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1078-1919
dc.identifier.other 10.1207/S15327949PAC0603_3
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Peace and Conflict, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 217-221, 2000. Peace and Conflict is available online at: en
dc.subject Peaceful coexistence
dc.subject Distribution of wealth
dc.subject.ddc 339.220968
dc.subject.lcsh Peace
dc.subject.lcsh Citizenship
dc.subject.lcsh Geopolitics -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Wealth -- Political aspects -- South Africa
dc.title Structural asymmetries and peace : hope or despair? en
dc.type Postprint Article en_

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