Creating Culture of Peace: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution




social conflicts, phases of conflicts, latent conflict, post-conflict peacebuilding, violence, causes of conflicts


The history of mankind has been marked by the use of force, which has led many thinkers to seek answers to questions: what are conflict and violence, what is their nature, are they generated externally, by what forces, or are they a product of human aspirations to selfishly satisfy their needs. The answer to these questions is only the beginning of the search because it opens new, undoubtedly equally important questions - whether conflict and violence can be positive values ​​and, in particular, whether conflicts can be resolved or transformed before they generate violence, and if so, what are the processes, mechanisms and strategies. Seeking answers to all these questions requires complex multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and the integration and harmonization of their results into a coherent whole. Having this in mind as a limiting, but at the same time motivating research factor, the aim of the authors of this paper is to determine with sequential analyzes the way of resolving the conflict by non-violent means through the stages of its development.


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M. Marković, D., & S. Djustibek, B. (2022). Creating Culture of Peace: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. KULTURA POLISA, 19(1), 25–44.