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Peace Studies: Academic Web Resources

'Peace' defined

Within peace studies, “peace” is defined not just as the absence of war (negative peace), but also the presence of the conditions for a just and sustainable peace, including access to food and clean drinking water, education for women and children, security from physical harm, and other inviolable human rights (positive peace). This idea is rooted in the understanding that a “just peace” is the only sustainable kind of peace; an approach that seeks merely to “stop the guns” while ignoring the denial of human rights and unjust social and political conditions will not work in the long run.

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'Social Justice' defined

The defense of human rights, personal dignity, and personal responsibility; ensuring that laws and public policies are enacted fairly across all strata of society; the pursuit of political, social, and economic equality; and freedom from discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or class.

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