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Peace Leadership

The Quest for Connectedness, 1st Edition

Edited by Stan Amaladas, Sean Byrne


232 pages

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This book examines the concept of peace leadership, bringing together scholars and practitioners from both peace and conflict studies and leadership studies.

The volume assesses the activities of six peace leaders, the place and role of women and youth in leading for peace, military peace leadership, Aboriginal peace leadership, and theoretical frameworks that focus on notions of ecosystems, traits, and critical care. It provides insights into how Peace Leaders work to transform inner and external blockages to peace, construct social spaces for the development of a culture of peace, and sustain peace efforts through deliberate educative strategies. Conceptually, the primary aim of this book is to obtain a better understanding of peace leadership. Practically, this book presents one means of influencing our community (communities) to face its problems for the sake of challenging and helping our readers to understand and make progress on all that stands in the way of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the overarching aim of this volume, which addresses the following question: What are the concerns, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities for those who choose to lead and take risks for peace?

This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, leadership studies and IR in general.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Louis Kriesberg

1. Leading for Peace: Peace Leaders Breaking the Mould, Stan Amaladas & Sean Byrne

2. Facilitating Peace: Perspectives from Ecosystemic Family Therapy, Raphael J. Becvar and Dorothy S. Becvar

3. Women, Leadership, and Building Peace, Celia Cook-Huffman & Anna Snyder

4. The Intentional Leadership of Mohandas Gandhi, Stan Amaladas

5. The Integral Perspective of Peace Leadership: The Life and Work of Christian Thorpe of Sierra Leone, Whitney McIntyre Miller and Michael Wundah

6. Authentic Peace Leadership, Erich Schellhammer

7. Values-based, Servant, and Peace Leadership: As Exemplified by Jane Addams, Mind S. McNutt

8. Conscious Peace Leadership: Examining the Leadership of Mandela and Sri Aurobindo, B.Ann Dinan

9. The Role of Peace Leaders, Politics, and Culture in Protracted Ethnopolitical Conflicts, Sean Byrne

10. Leadership for Emancipatory Peace: Leaders from the South Korean Student Movement, Su-Mei Ooi and Siobhan McEvoy-Levy

11. Peace Leadership and the Language of Reconciliation, Kevin Lamoureux

12. Military Peace Leadership: Space and Design for Connectedness, Thomas G. Matyók

13. Critical Caring as a Requisite for Peace Leadership, Peggy L Chinn and Adeline Falk-Rafael

14. Conclusion: Peace Leaders Leading for Peace, Sean Byrne & Stan Amaladas

About the Author/Editors

Stan Amaladas is Research Associate at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at Manitoba University, Canada, and author of Intentional Leadership (Routledge, 2018).

Sean Byrne is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at Manitoba University, Canada, and co-editor of the Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Routledge, 2008).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

The field of peace and conflict research has grown enormously as an academic pursuit in recent years, gaining credibility and relevance amongst policy makers and in the international humanitarian and NGO sector. The Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution series aims to provide an outlet for some of the most significant new work emerging from this academic community, and to establish itself as a leading platform for innovative work at the point where peace and conflict research impacts on International Relations theory and processes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights