Why is peace research and education so prominent in Canada?

Page, James Smith (2006) Why is peace research and education so prominent in Canada? Australasian Canadian Studies, 24(1), pp. 19-25.

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This essay examines reasons for the prominence of peace research and education within Canada in recent years. I suggest five possible reasons: 1) the migration of US war resisters to Canada during the Vietnam War, 2) the impact of the Vietnam War on Canadian thought and culture, 3) the geographical proximity of Canada to one of the superpowers of the Cold War, 4) the commitment of individuals within Canada to establishing peace research and education and 5) the importance of government support. The essay concludes with some comparative lessons for the strengthening of peace research and education in Australia.

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ID Code: 5854
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Canadian peace research, Canadian peace education, International Cmmission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, Canadian National Commission for UNESCO, UPEACE, Toronto Campus of the United Nations University for Peace, Canadian Peace Research and Education Association, CPREA, Normal Alcock, Terrance Carson, Anne Goodman, Gerhard Kohler, Larr Fisk, M, V, Naidu, Allan Newcombe, Hannah Newcombe, Anatol Rapaport, Douglas Roche, Toh Swee, Hin, Lester Pearson, Canadian national psyche, Australian national psyche, Gallipoli experience, Canadian war, resisters, Canada and the Vietnam War, the nation, state and violence, World Peace Forum, government support for peace, Australian National Commission for UNESCO
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:40

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