This book examines the concept of peace leadership, bringing together scholars and practitioners from both peace and conflict studies and leadership studies.

The volume assesses the activities of six peace leaders, the place and role of women and youth in leading for peace, military peace leadership, Aboriginal peace leadership, and theoretical frameworks that focus on notions of ecosystems, traits, and critical care. It provides insights into how Peace Leaders work to transform inner and external blockages to peace, construct social spaces for the development of a culture of peace, and sustain peace efforts through deliberate educative strategies. Conceptually, the primary aim of this book is to obtain a better understanding of peace leadership. Practically, this book presents one means of influencing our community (communities) to face its problems for the sake of challenging and helping our readers to understand and make progress on all that stands in the way of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the overarching aim of this volume, which addresses the following question: What are the concerns, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities for those who choose to lead and take risks for peace?

This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, leadership studies and IR in general.

chapter 1|14 pages

Leading for peace

Peace leaders breaking the mould
ByStan Amaladas, Sean Byrne

chapter 2|15 pages

Facilitating peace

Perspectives from ecosystemic family therapy
ByRaphael J. Becvar, Dorothy S. Becvar

chapter 3|16 pages

Women, leadership, and building peace

ByCelia Cook-Huffman, Anna Snyder

chapter 4|16 pages

The intentional leadership of Mohandas Gandhi

ByStan Amaladas

chapter 5|13 pages

The integral perspective of peace leadership

The life and work of Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone
ByWhitney McIntyre Miller, Michael Wundah

chapter 6|17 pages

Authentic peace leadership

ByErich Schellhammer

chapter 7|15 pages

Values-based, servant, and peace leadership

As exemplified by Jane Addams
ByMindy S. McNutt

chapter 8|15 pages

Conscious peace leadership

Examining the leadership of Mandela and Sri Aurobindo
ByAnn Dinan

chapter 10|16 pages

Leadership for emancipatory peace

Lessons from the South Korean student movement
BySu-Mei Ooi, Siobhán McEvoy-Levy

chapter 11|20 pages

Peace leadership and the language of reconciliation

ByKevin Lamoureux

chapter 12|18 pages

Military peace leadership

Space and design for connectedness
ByThomas G. Matyók

chapter 13|17 pages

Critical caring as a requisite for peace leadership

ByPeggy L. Chinn, Adeline Falk-Rafael

chapter 14|9 pages


Peace leaders leading for peace
BySean Byrne, Stan Amaladas