Strategic Sustainable Development as an Approach to Conflict Prevention in Conflict-Prone Societies
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Strategic Sustainable Development as an Approach to Conflict Prevention in Conflict-Prone Societies (Swedish)
Conflict is a complex phenomenon and a major part of sustainability challenges and therefore requires holistic approach for its prevention. This thesis argues that integrating Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD) at the structural level of conflict prevention can provide long term solutions to conflict escalation around the world. SSD provides a holistic approach for addressing the sustainability challenges and complexity of conflict prevention. Sustainability issues (social and ecological) were identified to be at the heart of many conflicts. Both the social (human needs) and ecological (environmental) dimensions are always violated in each conflict. The mechanisms for these violations are embedded in the structures (Political, Economic, Social and environmental) and institutional arrangements that are inherent in conflict-prone societies. Addressing these structural factors has potentials to provide long term solutions to conflict escalation. The connections between conflict and sustainability might not always be easily seen. Using the FSSD as an analytical tool in conjunction with other conflict analysis tools has greater capacity to bring to limelight previously unrecognized risk factors of conflict escalation while at the same time revealing known factors as sustainability challenges. The thesis described the links between conflict,structural conflict prevention, sustainability and Strategic Sustainable Development. Keywords: Conflict, Conflict Prevention, Conflict prone-societies, Structural Prevention, Sustainability, and Strategic Sustainable Development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 77 p.
Keywords: Conflict, Conflict Prevention, Conflict prone-societies, Structural Prevention, Sustainability, Strategic Sustainable Development
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2416Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex09B885AD8971AE75C1257CFC006CAC32OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2416DiVA: diva2:829692
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Robert, Prof. Karl-Henrik