Date of this Version

July 1996

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details


Rosita Dellios,(1996) "Mandela-building in international relations as a paradigm for peace", Social Alternatives, Vol. 15, No. 3, July 1996, pp. 58-63.

This is an electronic version of a conference paper presented at the 16th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 8-12 July 1996, published in Social Alternatives, Vol. 15, No. 3, July 1996, pp. 58-63.

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This paper proposes a mandala conception of security in the international quest for peace. It offers a holistic, universally-applicable, model for transcendence from national security interests to global security aspirations. Moreover, it draws attention to the neglected spiritual condition of international life, a condition which is beginning to be addressed by the 'greening' of global politics. Indeed, peace through security is as much a contemplative exercise as a constructional one.



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