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Pillars of Peace
Pillars of Peace is a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors associated with peaceful society.
Pillars of Peace are derived from an empirical and statistical analysis of the Global Peace Index. Over 300 country data sets were used to define the key economic, political and cultural determinants that potentially foster the creation of a more peaceful society.
- Well-functioning government
- Sound business environment
- Equitable distribution of resources
- Acceptance of the rights of others
- Good relations with neighbours
- Free flow of information
- High levels of education
- Low levels of corruption
These eight factors were found to be associated with peaceful environments and can be seen as both interdependent and positively reinforcing of each other. This means the relative strength of any one ‘structure’ has the potential to either positively or negatively influence peace.
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