Peace studies are usually presented as essays, in social science, political or philosophical-ethical discourses.
This book is an experiment with drama as peace discourse, by authors versed in the other three. Drama is multi-angle and dialogical; it can be argued that so is the road to peace. The authors know something about peace, whether they can write drama is another matter.
But those who do usually know very little about peace.
Johan Galtung, born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, lives in Spain, France, Japan and the USA, mainly engaged in mediation and research. He has so far published about 150 books and over 1500 articles on peace and related issues. 40 of his books have been translated into 33 languages, for a total of 134 book translation. He founded TRANSCEND: A Peace, Development and Environment Network, in 1993 and was founding rector of Transcend Peace University 2003-2007 and again from 2011 (see www.transcend.org and www.transcend.org/tpu).
Vithal Rajan born 1936 in Madras, now lives in Hyderabad, India. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics. He worked as a mediator for the church in Belfast; as faculty at The School of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, and as Executive Director, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. He has founded several Indian NGOs.
He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
S. P. Udayakumar was born 1959 in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, on the southernmost tip of India, where he now lives with his wife and two sons. He has an M.A. in Peace Studies from Notre Dame University, USA, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. He is a farmer, peace researcher, teacher, author and anti-nuclear activist.
This is the third publication from TRANSCEND University Press Popular.
No. 1: Johan Galtung, Launching Peace Studies: The First PRIO Years
No. 2: Johan Galtung and Arne Treholt, Hva var det du prövde å få til?
See www.transcend.org/tup, also for orders.