Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security

From Critical Pedagogy to Peace Building?

  • Wayne Nelles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Wayne Nelles
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theoretical Issues

  4. America and the World

  5. Selected National Case Studies (Indonesia, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Northern Ireland, and Sierra Leone)

  6. Comparative and Regional Perspectives (Central Asia, East Africa, Egypt, Taiwan, and Usa)

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235

About this book


Policy decisions in education have changed drastically as a result of the recent threats to our international and national security. In this timely and compelling collection, authors discuss the significance of policy decisions on education systems, and argue that all forms of violence, including terrorism, are often reproduced through education. Authors incorporate case studies from a broad spectrum of countries to make a case for peace-building alternatives and non-military security cooperation. Comparative Education, Terrorism and Human Security will highlight education systems around the globe that sustain violence, will bring together human security and preventive diplomacy research to predict future trends, will explore foreign policy implications that could lead to non-violent interventions abroad, and will provide teachers and policymakers with relevant reflections on reform. This book arrives at a time when many of us are wondering what education systems can do to eliminate/perpetuate violence and will be the only one of its kind to address these questions on a global scale.


communication comparative education conflict cooperation education foreign policy higher education intervention literacy Policy research terrorism university violence war

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne Nelles
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaUK

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