I'll be presenting on critical peace education next week at the CIES 2012 conference, arguing that critical peace education (CPE) is vital to our efforts to achieve larger scale conflict transformation. One particular skill, collaborative problem solving, is not often described within the context of classic critical theory (Habermas 1989, Foucault 1995). Here is a key contribution of critical peace education to the project of global conflict…Continue
I am currently editing a new book, Conflict Resolution and the Scholarship of Engagement (forthcoming 2012 from Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Here's a snip from the intro!
As the field of conflict analysis and resolution continues to grow, scholars and practitioners increasingly recognize that we can learn from one another. Theory must be informed by practice and practice must draw on sound theory. Above and beyond this…Continue
Everyone’s got a theory of why they believe the #occupytogether protests have sparked, and indeed now gone global. I don’t believe we need to over-think it: people have solid evidence that they’ve been robbed. I thought I’d bring a bit of what we can call “peace economics” theory to the conversation to keep the conversation moving forward and hopefully focused on where to head next. What’s most important is putting in place systems, values, laws and maybe even institutions (I suggested…Continue