Good Relations with Neighbours

The Pillars of Peace is a research framework produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace to describe what makes a society peaceful. High Levels of Human Capital is one of the eight “pillars” identified by the research.

Good relations with neighbours refer to the relationship between individuals, communities and states.

While this Pillar is expected to be strongly linked to the acceptance of the rights of others, it is different as it measures the quality of relationships between the constituent groups within the country and also the quality of the relations with its neighbouring countries. Furthermore, the acceptance of the rights of others is more closely aligned with the recognition of individual rights rather than the interaction of groups.

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Our latest research report, the Pillars of Peace, explores the attitudes and institutions that underpin peaceful societies.

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