Conflicting Peaces: Engaging with Diversities in Friction
Author: Florencia Benitez-Schaefer, Shawn Bryant, Catalina Vallejo, and Noah Taylor
The International Journal of Community Diversity, Illinois USA
Publication Date: 2013
Co-authored by CPCS Academic Director Noah Taylor, this conceptual paper explores the diversity of perspectives on peace moving beyond the idea of peace in relation to the absence of conflict and the presence of security. In this framework peace is explored as impure, diverse and conflictive, advocating for an understanding of peace that embraces diversity, and engages with conflict rather than suppresses it.