Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Michal Bitterman; Viviana Lopez; Fiona Wright , pp. 146. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Michal Bitterman, Viviana Lopez, Fiona Wright
Titel / Title: A Bridge to Peace: Strategic Sustainable Development as an approach to Conflict Resolution
Abstrakt Abstract:

Abstract: This thesis argues that taking a strategic sustainable development (SSD) approach to conflict resolution in areas of the world in long-term intractable conflict with intermittent violence could support an effective process and lasting outcome. SSD proposes a holistic systems perspective and decision-making framework to address challenges and opportunities at the largest scale, including identifying root causes and drivers of the conflict as well as finding common ground internally and externally. The currently unbalanced dynamics between the two fundaments of sustainability, a robust ecosystem and social fabric, are the basis of deeply unsustainable patterns of behaviour which are often also at the heart of conflicts. Socio-ecological unsustainability can be both a threat, and an opportunity for resolution and social change. The framework offers a proven way of organizing, evaluating and using tools that can aid in dealing with sustainability issues constructively, and evidence is presented to suggest its usage can be extended to conflict issues. This thesis analyzes the links between sustainability, strategic sustainable development and
conflict resolution work in the areas of conflict described, and proposes a set of guidelines for approaching conflict resolution with SSD.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Environmental Studies\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Conflict, Long-term Conflict, Intractable Conflict, Violent Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Peace, Peacebuilding, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Strategic Sustainable Development.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/28/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Examinator / Examiner: Pong Leung
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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