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Harvesting Peace: Permaculture as Peacebuilding

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dc.contributor.advisor Nan, Susan Allen Felix-Romero, Jessica
dc.creator Felix-Romero, Jessica 2010-04-23 2010-06-15T15:15:20Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2010-06-15T15:15:20Z 2010-06-15T15:15:20Z
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is a qualitative case study of permaculture, a sustainable agriculture model based on bio-mimicry, in postconflict El Salvador. The case study is intended to be both descriptive and theory-building by providing empirically grounded insights into permaculture as a peacebuilding tool. A grounded theory investigation into permaculture practitioners’ experiences revealed that permaculture is a holistic peacebuilding model that addresses war-induced environmental damage and postconflict structural violence. Permaculture impacts multiple dimensions of practitioners’ lives, functions as sustainable livelihood education, contributes to the eco-localization of economies, and builds community between individuals while also creating a relationship of agency between natural environments and permaculture practitioners.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject permaculture en_US
dc.subject environmental restoration en_US
dc.subject environmental peacebuilding en_US
dc.subject post-conflict peacebuilding en_US
dc.subject El Salvador en_US
dc.subject Conflict resolution en_US
dc.title Harvesting Peace: Permaculture as Peacebuilding en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctor of Philosophy Conflict Analysis & Resolution en_US Doctoral en Conflict Analysis and Resolution en George Mason University en

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