Professionalising Peace Research in Australia: Some Suggestions for the Future

Page, James S. (2005) Professionalising Peace Research in Australia: Some Suggestions for the Future. Social Alternatives, 24(3), pp. 62-64.

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This essay advances a number of reasons for the establishment of a professional peace research organization in Australia, including 1) promotion of peace research in Australia, 2) input into public policy, such as with the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, and 3) the promotion of peace and social justice in Australian public discourse. A number of possibilities are discussed, although the recommended option in this essay is for the formation of an Australian Council for Peace Research and Education.

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Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Australia, Quaker, nonviolence, peace advocacy, speaking truth, power, vulnerability, transmission, normative science, incorporation, institutions of power, higher education, UNESCO, peace research, professionalisation, professional associations, International Peace Research Assocation, IPRA, Asia Pacific Peace Research Association, APPRA, universities, cross, institutional enrolment, European Union, EU, national accreditation system, public discourse, nationalistic, militaristic, culture of violence, culture of peace, military organisations, quasi, military organisations, counter, voice, alternatives to violence, alternatives to social injustice, news commnetary, invasion of Iraq, popular opposition, voice against war, strategic studies, defence institutions, human dimensions, ethical dimensions, how a war is to be fought, whether a war ought to be fought, expert opinion, Australian Peace Research and Education Association, APREA, Australian Peace Education and Research Association, wide membership, professional accreditation, Australian Anthropological Society, membership status, fellowship status, higher research degree, Australian Council of Peace Research and Education, ACPRE, heads of peace research, Australian Council of Deans of Education, Australian Vice, Chancellors'Committee, AVCC, Commonwealth Government, professional organisation, spokesperson, elite, peace research movement, grass, roots, participatory, policy, making, advocacy, Australian National Commission for UNESCO, constitutional mandate, peace, activate, lobby, Internet, mobilisation, peace protests, networking, information, authoritative, public presence, legitimating, normative commitment, peace and social justice, democratic processes, for any potential problem there is a peace solution, American Friends Service Committee, UNESCO, James Smith Page
ISSN: 0155-0306
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Social Alternatives
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:30

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