Peace Psychology in a Poor World: Conflict Transformation in Response to Poverty
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What kinds of conflicts do individuals, communities, and countries go through under debilitating conditions that are exacerbated by poverty? How can peace be attained in circumstances of economic hardship? The answers to these questions will be discussed in the analyses of a Southeast Asian country, the Philippines, where there is persistent poverty and protracted conflict in the political, military, religious, and ethnic arenas, which, consequently, has led to further strife and socioeconomic inequalities. Micro-conflicts (intrapersonal and interpersonal) and meso-conflict s will be discussed, specifically in the psychological experience of the struggle. Efforts to transform and transcend will be reviewed, as well as peacebuilding and peace education.
KeywordsConflict Resolution American Psychological Association Emotional Climate Structural Violence Structural Conflict
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