S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소) Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원) Asian Journal of Peacebuilding Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol.03 no.01/02 (2015)
Time, Temporament, and Sustainable Peace: The Essential Role of Time in Conflict and Peace
- Reychler, Luc
- Issue Date
- Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.3 No.1, pp. 19-41
- Time is the most precious resource we have. It is irreversible and nonrenewable. It makes the difference, more than ever, between the best and worst scenarios of climate change, energy competition, economic development, poverty, and security. Despite this, an incredible amount of time is wasted, especially the time of others and of nature. These latter resources are needed to prevent violence, build sustainable security, and ensure the well-being of all. Therefore, it is high time to radically change the way we deal with time and to develop a more adaptive temporament. This article defines time, surveys temporal deficiencies, and presents the parameters of a more responsible way of dealing with time in conflict transformation.
- 2288-2693 (print)