Preliminary Study on The Feasibility for Constructing Peace Community Index in Thai Society

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Chalat Pratheuangrattana


peaceful community measurement is complicated and needs interdisciplinary integration. This article, therefore, uses the concept of negative peace and positive peace to combine with three concepts of violence namely direct violence, structural violence, and cultural violence. Also, the literature review has multi- dimensions relating to human well-being. The researcher reviews both international and Thai relevant to obtain the body of knowledge of peace studies that have some differences between the global studies and the community studies. Also, obtain the components or key- indicators of basic peace-community index that is appropriate to Thai society. The suggestions for indexing peace-community index, that is fitting with Thai society, include having a concise definition of peace, integrating multi-indicators as well as having clear criteria for selecting them, also collecting data in both primary and secondary levels, and rational choosing a pilot area for peace measurement.

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Pratheuangrattana, C. (2021). Preliminary Study on The Feasibility for Constructing Peace Community Index in Thai Society. Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies, 7(1), 21–42. Retrieved from
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Chalat Pratheuangrattana, King PrajadhiPok's Institute

Chalat Pratheuangrattana is senior researcher at Office for Peace and Governance, King Prajadhipok's Institute and mediator in criminal court. He received his Master’s Degree in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University. He has conducted a lot of training courses in conflict analysis and conflict management for various organizations. His professional interests are in court mediation, school mediation and court community, reconciliation in Thai politics, public participation. His research addresses  peaceful protest, school violence, and mediation in any fields .


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