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- Introduction and overview
Section 1: Why an Alternative Global Security System is Necessary
- In Search of Global Security: What makes us secure?
- Global insecurity: understanding the “War System”
- Debunking the Myths of War
- Nonviolence: A More Successful Approach
- Common Security: A System of Global Interdependence
- Ecological Security: Protecting the Integrity of all Life
Section 2: Demilitarizing securitY
- Transition: From an Offensive to Defensive Posture
- Demilitarization and Disarmament
- A Sustainable Global Economy as a Foundation for Peace
Section 3: managing conflict without violence
- Reforming and Building Effective International Institutions
- Nonviolent Civilian-Based Defense / Civilian Peacekeeping Forces
- Involving Women in Peace & Security Decision Making
- The Role of Global Civil Society
Section 4: Creating a Culture of Peace
- Alternative Visions: Human Security and a Culture of Peace
- *Formal, Non-formal and Informal Education
- *Technology: Creativity and Connection
- *Faith-Based Movements: The Role of Religion in Building Peace
- *Racism: Developing an Intersectional Lens for Peace
Section 5: accelerating the Transition
- *Putting it all Together
- *Writing the New Story
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