Creating a Municipal Positive Peace Index: Ranking the Top 20 U.S. Cities
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The Institute for Economics and Peace defines Positive Peace as the attitudes, institutions, and structures which create and sustain peaceful societies (Peace, Positive Peace Report, 2015, p. 4). This differs from negative peace, which is "the absence of violence or the fear of violence" (Peace, Positive Peace Report, 2015, p. 7). With the civil unrest that happens in recent years, such as in Ferguson, MO, cities should be looking for ways to enhance and sustain peaceful communities which will likely decrease the impetus to react through civil unrest.