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傾傾偈揼石仔:社區連結實驗 x 和平學小書展
Chatting as an endeavour - 
Community engagement projects showcase x Book exhibition on Peace Studies



Peace and conflict are always all around us. Peace begins with our everyday actions to transform conflict one step at a time, by (re)constructing trust and connections between people. Peace is an everyday endeavour. 

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What is Peace Studies?

和平學的關鍵發展源於兩次世界大戰後,一些學者開始思考如何達至持久持續的和平。其中挪威籍社會學家Johan Galtung開始推動有關和平的研究與實踐,因而被稱之爲「和平學之父」。
Johan Galtung其中一個最具影響力的理論,為定義和區分「消極和平」(negative peace)及「積極和平」(positive peace)。消極和平指無直接暴力。然而 Galtung 認為即使街頭上無打鬥、殺戮或肢體上的傷害,亦不能稱得上真正的和平。只有當社會達至「積極和平」,即另外兩種暴力——制度及文化暴力都除去,才能達致持久持續和平 ,亦成為和平學研究的主軸。全球現有超過二百間大專院校先後開設和平學作為獨立學科。


In the aftermath of World War II, some academics began to contemplate how to achieve sustainable peace. Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung was amongst the first to promote research in peace and distinguished positive peace from negative peace. Today, he is often considered the founder of Peace Studies. 

Galtung defines negative peace as the absence of direct violence. But, for him, this is not enough. Only when a society has achieved positive peace, i.e. the elimination also of structural and cultural violence, can peace be truly sustainable. This framework guides Peace Studies. Today, over 200 universities around the world have undertaken peace education and research as a standalone discipline. 

If you could study peace in Hong Kong, would you? 
Johan Gultung


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