Sunday, May 28, 2023, 2:36 AM
Course: War and Health (War and Health)
Glossary: Medical Peace Work Glossary


Form of government characterised by elections, majority rule, representation in parliamentary bodies, the rule of law. 


Alan Thomas says that the term development is commonly used in three ways: as a vision of how we would like the world to be; to describe a process of historical change; and to mean the actual interventions of governments, international agencies and others make to bring development about. 

Direct violence

A deliberate act or omission, acute or chronic, causing a reduction in the physical, mental or social potential of beings (J. Galtung).