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Peace in the Age of Chaos: The Best Solution for a Sustainable Future Paperback – 7 October 2020
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Working on an aid program in one of the most violent places in the world, North East Kivu in the DR Congo, philanthropist and business leader Steve Killelea asked himself, ‘What are the most peaceful nations?’ Unable to find an answer, he created the world’s leading measure of peace, the Global Peace Index, which receives over 16 billion media impressions annually and has become the definitive go to index for heads of state. Steve Killelea then went on to establish world-renowned think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace. Today its work is used by organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and taught in thousands of university courses around the world.
Peace in the Age of Chaos tells of Steve’s personal journey to measure and understand peace. It explores the practical application of his work, which is gathering momentum at a rapid pace. In this time when we are faced with environmental, social and economic challenges, this book shows us a way forward where Positive Peace, described as creating the optimal environment for human potential to flourish, can lead to a paradigm shift in the ways societies can be managed, making them more resilient and better capable of adapting to their changing environments.
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- Publisher : Hardie Grant Media (7 October 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1743796757
- ISBN-13 : 978-1743796757
- Dimensions : 23.2 x 2.8 x 15.2 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 98,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve Killelea’s prose is fluid and unencumbered by overly academic jargon. This is an impressive feat given that he manages to deftly unpack the complexities of systems theory in easy-to-understand English.
Furthermore, as well as being eminently informative, this book remains consistently engaging. Mr Killelea has deftly interwoven his personal journey as a peacebuilder with empirical research on how peace can be built and sustained in the world today.
The result is a profoundly moving work that not only spotlights one man’s humbling commitment to peace but also functions as a roadmap in these uncertain time — guiding individuals on the path to positive peace (A concept I was first exposed to by this very book!)
Ultimately, I would recommend this work to anyone, but perhaps mostly to my colleagues in the teaching profession who have so much to gain from the information and life lessons contained within these 272 pages.
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- Georg Kell, Founding Director, UN Global Compact