25 Intellectual Landscapes Explored
Fifty years ago, in 1958, Galtung gave the first course in Conflict and Peace Studies at Columbia University, New York. But the decision to develop peacestudies was taken in 1951 when applying for status as conscientious objector in his native Norway. Since then there have been many courses, more than 100 books, and more than 1,000 articles covering many topics in conflict and peace studies
This book – a study in the philosophy of social sciences – is a report from the efforts to prepare the ground for peace studies, in five parts:
Trans is about trans-nationality, -disciplinarity and -level;
Epistemes is about expanding the horizon for scientific studies;
Pillars is about the basics, deep nature, culture and structure;
Peace is about violence-war-conflict-peace studies and practice;
Globalism is about implications for some social sciences; and then an
Epilogue for social sciences in general.
Johan Galtung, born 1930 in Oslo, Norway, lives
in Spain, France, Japan, and the USA, and is mainly
engaged in mediation and research. He founded
TRANSCEND: A Network for Peace and Development
in 1993, and was the first rector of Transcend
Peace University 2003-2007.
This is the third publication from TRANSCEND University Press
No. 1 Johan Galtung, 50 Years: 100 Peace & Conflict Perspectives
No. 2 Johan Galtung and Paul D. Scott, Democracy • Peace • Development
See www.transcend.org/tup, also for orders.