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Peace as a state of complete harmony

Professor Johan Galtung talks about direct, structural and cultural violence.

In the video above, Professor Johan Galtung defines violence into three different forms: direct violence, structural violence and cultural violence). One can also think about ‘hierarchies’ of violence at the mega, macro, meso, and micro level.

The World Health Organization uses another classification system which uses the concepts of interpersonal violence, collective violence and self-induced violence.

So far, we’ve looked at “negative peace” – peace as the negation (or absence) of violence. But it can be so much more. Let’s move on to consider “positive peace”.

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