Armed Conflict Versus Global Sustainable Development as Functions of Social Change

English

Writer(s): 

Marta Botta, Aliasghar Abbasi

Location: 

Journal of Futures Studies

Date: 

June 2015

Abstract: 

This paper offers a futures analysis of armed conflicts and its detrimental impact on the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It draws on macrohistory to contextualize war along its socio-political and psychological drivers and explores alternative options for conflict resolution. The macrohistory perspective offers an alternative view of armed conflict, as a vehicle of social change, due to its disruptive action on stagnating social conditions. War, as a feature of the dominator society, is a barrier to sustainable development.

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