On Simplicity and Complexity

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174540
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835409 | DOI:
 On Simplicity and Complexity

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This chapter discusses the essence of peacebuilding. This essence is composed of a small set of disciplines, or practices, out of which the complexity of peacebuilding emerges. When held together and practiced, these disciplines form the moral imagination that make peacebuilding possible. This essence is found in four disciplines: relationship, paradoxical curiosity, creativity, and risk.

Keywords: essence; peacbuilding; discipline; moral imagination; relationship; paradoxical curiosity; creativity; risk

Chapter.  4372 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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