Little Book Of Conflict Transformation

Author: John Lederach
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168099042X
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This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict—that eternally beleaguering human situation. John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management." But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism. Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep reach. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change." It asks not simply "How do we end something not desired?", but "How do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible? A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Communication And Conflict Transformation Through Local Regional And Global Engagement

Author: Peter M. Kellett
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498514995
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This book brings together leading edge scholarship and emerging approaches to conflict transformation from a communication perspective. It illustrates the centrality of communication in analyzing, understanding, and creating transformation in community, environmental, regional, and global conflicts.

Conflict Transformation And Religion

Author: Ellen Ott Marshall
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137568402
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Writing from a variety of contexts, the contributors to this volume describe the ways that conflict and their efforts to engage it constructively shape their work in classrooms and communities. Each chapter begins with a different experience of conflict—a physical confrontation, shooting and killing, ethnic violence, a hate crime, overt and covert racism, structural violence, interpersonal conflict in a family, and the marginalization of youth. The authors employ a variety of theoretical and practical responses to conflict, highlighting the role that faith, power, and relationships play in processes of transformation. As these teachers and ministers engage conflict constructively, they put forward novel approaches toward teaching, training, care, solidarity, and advocacy. Their stories demonstrate how conflict can serve as a site for positive change and transformation.

The Little Book Of Transformative Community Conferencing

Author: David Anderson Hooker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1680991671
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When conflicts become ingrained in communities, people lose hope. Dialogue is necessary but never sufficient, and often actions prove inadequate to produce substantial change. Even worse, chosen actions create more conflict because people have different lived experiences, priorities, and approaches to transformation. So what’s the story? In The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing, David Anderson Hooker offers a hopeful, accessible approach to dialogue that: Integrates several practice approaches including restorative justice, peacebuilding, and arts Creates welcoming, non-divisive spaces for dialogue Names and maps complex conflicts, such as racial tensions, religious divisions, environmental issues, and community development as it narrates simple stories Builds relationships and foundations for trust needed to support long-term community transformation projects And results in the crafting of hopeful, future-oriented visions of community that can transform relationships, resource allocation, and structures in service of communities’ preferred narratives. The Little Book Transformative Community Conferencing will prove valuable and timely to mediators, restorative justice practitioners, community organizers, as well as leaders of peacebuilding and change efforts. It presents an important, stand-alone process, an excellent addition to the study and practice of strategic peacebuilding, restorative justice, conflict transformation, trauma healing, and community organizing. This book recognizes the complexity of conflict, choosing long-term solutions over inadequate quick fixes. The Transformative Community Conferencing model emerges from the author’s thirty years of practice in contexts as diverse as South Sudan; Mississippi; Greensboro, North Carolina; Oakland, California; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Little Book Of Strategic Peacebuilding

Author: Lisa Shirch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1680990454
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So we'd all like a more peaceful world—no wars, no poverty, no more racism, no community disputes, no office tensions, no marital skirmishes. Lisa Schirch sets forth paths to such realities. In fact, she points a way to more than the absence of conflict. She foresees justpeace—a sustainable state of affairs because it is a peace which insists on justice. Schirch singles out four critical actions that must be undertaken if peace is to take root at any level) — 1.) waging conflict nonviolently; 2.) reducing direct violence; 3.) transforming relationships; and 4.) building capacity. From Schirch's 15 years of experience as a peacebuilding consultant in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Conflict Transformation Peacebuilding And Storytelling

Author: Laura E. Reimer
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498564186
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This globally relevant book represents the latest research from the peace and conflict study done by Arthur V. Mauro Centre. The chapters explore conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and storytelling through the lenses of the voices of the intervened and the voices of the intervenors in Canadian, continental, and international conflict contexts.

Little Book Of Healthy Organizations

Author: David Brubaker
Editor: Good Books
ISBN: 9781561486649
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The best way to change the world may be one organization at a time. With this ambitious claim, the authors of this highly readable primer provide insightful analysis for evaluating and improving the health of any organization. They advocate a "systems approach," which views organizations as living systems, interconnected in their various departments, and interfacing with their environments. Leaders of organizations from all sectors will find sound advice concerning the four major components of organizations -- their structure, leadership, culture, and environment. Find out: What the classic dispute over "who gets the corner office" is really about. The difference between a good leader and a great one. What new hires may know about an organization that longer-term employees don't. How organizational change and conflict are not only inevitable, but survivable. Each chapter contains examples from the authors' varied experiences with organizational change and conflict, written from a spirited, hopeful approach for creating a better world. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Little Book Of Cool Tools For Hot Topics

Author: Ron Kraybill
Editor: Good Books
ISBN: 9781561485437
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Some subjects seem too hot for a group to discuss sanely. Not necessarily. The Little Book of "Cool Tools for Hot Topics" -- Group Tools to Facilitate Meetings When Things Are Hot shows how to help people hear each other when they feel like shouting; how to focus on the issues at stake rather than having a war of personalities; how to employ actual practices for better understanding (interviews, small-group discussions, role-reversal presentations); and how to move a group toward making a decision that all can honestly support. Lead author Ron Kraybill is a professor of Conflict Studies in the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. During the years of the South African political transition, he trained local, regional, and national leadership in negotiation and mediation skills and served as a training advisor to the National Peace Accord. Cool Tools is rich in anecdotes and practical how-to for any group faced with tension-filled decision-making.

The Mennonite Quarterly Review

Author: Harold Stauffer Bender
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Violence In Kenya S Public Universities

Author: Angela N. Khaminwa
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The Little Book Of Racial Healing

Author: Dewolfe Thomas Norman
Editor: Good Books
ISBN: 9781680993622
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People of color, relative to white people, fall on the negative side of virtually all measurable social indicators. The “living wound” is seen in the significant disparities in average household wealth, unemployment and poverty rates, infant mortality rates, access to healthcare and life expectancy, education, housing, and treatment within, and by, the criminal justice system. Coming to the Table (CTTT) was born in 2006 when two dozen descendants from both sides of the system of enslavement gathered together at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), in collaboration with the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding (CJP). Stories were shared and friendships began. The participants began to envision a more connected and truthful world that would address the unresolved and persistent effects of the historic institution of slavery. This Little Book shares Coming to the Table’s vision for the United States—a vision of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past. Readers will learn practical skills for better listening; discover tips for building authentic, accountable relationships; and will find specific and varied ideas for taking action.

Conflict Analysis

Author: Matthew Bernard Levinger
Editor: United States Institute of Peace Academy Guides
ISBN:
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Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions is a guide for practitioners seeking to prevent deadly conflict or mitigate political instability. This handbook integrates theory and practice and emphasizes the importance of analyzing the causes of peace as well as the causes of conflict. It stresses that conflict analysis is a social as well as an intellectual process, helping practitioners translate analysis into effective action.

Journal Of Peacebuilding Development

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The Little Book Of Restorative Discipline For Schools

Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Editor: Little Books of Justice & Peac
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Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models. Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Conflict Resolution Education

Author: Donna K. Crawford
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788140272
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Developed for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations to heighten awareness of conflict resolution education and its potential to help settle disputes peacefully in a variety of settings. The guide provides background information on conflict resolution education; an overview of four widely used, promising, and effective approaches; and guidance on how to initiate and implement conflict resolution education programs in various settings. Includes curriculum resources, reading list, glossary and assessment forms. Charts and tables.

Spotlight On Regional Affairs

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Conflict Management In Nigeria

Author: Oshita O. Oshita
Editor: Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited
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In Conflict Management in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges, Dr. Oshita O. Oshita, one of the leading peace researchers in Nigeria, interrogates a number of cross-cutting issues and challenges that may be encountered in the process of engaging with conflict mitigation in Nigeria. He explores the complex issues involved just as he analyses the challenges arising from the political economy of conflict management in Nigeria from historical and contemporary perspectives. ___________________________________________ Dr. Oshita O. Oshita is the Director, Department of Research and Policy Analysis, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Abuja, Nigeria. He researched and taught Philosophy in different Nigerian Universities between 1987 and 1999, until he joined the IPCR in 2000. Between October 2002 and March 2004 he was at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, as a Chevening Scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented Papers and facilitated Workshops in Africa, Europe and America. Category: Social sciences/Politics ISBN: 9781905068791 Publication date: April 2007 Price: 29.50/$50 (HB)

Conflict Transformation Through School

Author: Jeremy Cunningham
Editor: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858566443
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Civil wars inflict terrible suffering and impede world development. Conflict transformation is the process of changing the relationships, attitudes, interests, discourses and underlying structures that encourage violent political conflict. Despite relatively little empirical evidence, the role of education is thought to be significant in building sustainable peace. Getting children into school is vitally important, but what do they learn once they get there? This book explores the ways in which the school curriculum can contribute to or impede conflict transformation. Using a framework based on truth-seeking, reconciliation and inclusive citizenship, the role of the school curriculum is examined through a qualitative case study of curriculum in seven schools in northern Uganda as it emerges from a twenty-year civil war. Their heads, teachers and students build a picture of schools that face great challenges but are making a distinctive contribution to sustainable peace. The framework is used to investigate the school curriculum in three other countries that have suffered civil conflict: Cambodia, Rwanda and Northern Ireland. As a curriculum model for reducing the risk of re-eruption of civil wars, it is essential reading for practitioners in the field of education in emergencies and for graduate students of development studies, and of comparative education in universities around the world.

Publishers Weekly

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