The major challenges facing humanity are global in nature, including climate change, pandemics, ever decreasing biodiversity, lack of usable fresh water and food security — to name a few. Without a world that is basically peaceful, we will never achieve the level of trust, cooperation and inclusiveness needed to solve these issues — yet, what creates peace is poorly understood.
In Peace in the Age of Chaos, Steve Killelea, founder of both the Global Peace Index and the world-renowned think tank the Institute for Economics and Peace, tells of his personal journey to measure and understand peace. It explores the practical application of Steve’s work, which is gathering momentum at a rapid pace, and offers thought-provoking discussion on contemporary issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its likely impact on the world, particularly on peace.
In this time when we are faced with environmental, social and economic challenges, this book shows us a way forward where Positive Peace, described as creating the optimal environment for human potential to flourish, can lead to a paradigm shift in the way societies can be managed, thereby transcending and reinvigorating western democracies.