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Afterword. Reflection on the Cultural Causes of War. From the Perspective of Peace Studies

  • Guido Abbattista
  • Cheng Liu
  • Egon Spiegel

Culture, in the broadest sense of the word, is defined as a common or similar form of thinking and acting. In the context of our understanding of peace studies, we are primarily looking for the challenging opportunities of globalisation and the positive possibilities that come with it. Above all, we accept globalisation as a reality—we will not, indeed, we cannot, negate or turn our backs on it. We appreciate the chance to think and act globally as a consequence of global awareness, responsibility and solidarity, regardless of local and regional affinities. Internet activities will develop a worldwide transcultural, transreligious and transnational network that human beings have been dreaming of for a long time. On this basis, the diminution of conflict through non-violence may finally lead to the elimination of war and the creation of a permanent peaceful human community.

  • Keywords:
  • Culture of peace; Peace studies; Taboo of war; Human community,
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Guido Abbattista

University of Trieste, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6763-9472

Cheng Liu

Nanjing University, China - ORCID: 0009-0004-4937-8087

Egon Spiegel

University of Vechta, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0002-7443-8094

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