Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding

Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding

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.

Author: Lisa Shirch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680990454

Category: Law

Page: 89

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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.
Categories: Law

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding

The Oxford Handbook of Religion  Conflict  and Peacebuilding

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the literature on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding.

Author: R. Scott Appleby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199731640

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

View: 550

This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Looking far beyond the traditional parameters of the field, the contributors engage deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the discussion of religion, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance. Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, the volume is organized thematically into five different parts. It begins with an up-to-date mapping of scholarship on religion and violence, and religion and peace. The second part explores the challenges related to developing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the discussion of violence to include an analysis of cultural and structural forms. In the third section, the chapters explore controversial topics such as religion and development, religious militancy, and the freedom of religion as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth part locates notions of peacebuilding in spiritual practice by focusing on constructive resources within various traditions, the transformative role of rituals, youth and interfaith activism in American university campuses, religion and solidarity activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding practice, and an extended reflection on the history and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. The volume concludes by looking to the future of peacebuilding scholarship and the possibilities for new growth and progress. Bringing together a diverse array of scholars, this innovative handbook grapples with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, offering provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.
Categories: Political Science

Little Book of Strategic Negotiation

Little Book of Strategic Negotiation

... Transformation by John Paul Lederach The Little Book of Family Group
Conferences, New-Zealand Style by Allan MacRae and Howard Zehr The Little
Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, by Lisa Schirch The Little Book of Strategic
Negotiation ...

Author: Jayne Docherty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680992519

Category: Law

Page: 90

View: 312

Most books on negotiation assume that the negotiators are in a stable settintg. But what about those far thornier times when negotiation needs to happen while other fundamental factors are in uproarious change— deciding which parent will have custody of their child while a divorce is underway; bargaining between workers and management during the course of a merger and downsizing; or establishing a new government as a civil war winds down. From Docherty's experiences in environmental/public policy negotiations and community development work. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.
Categories: Law

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

... of Conflict Transformation, by John Paul Lederach The Little Book of Family
Group Conferences, New-Zealand Style, by Allan MacRae and Howard Zehr The
Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, by Lisa Schirch The Little Book of Strategic
 ...

Author: Howard Zehr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680990447

Category: Law

Page: 112

View: 409

Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more than 110,000 copies.) Restorative Justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime. In The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Zehr first explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice practices. Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable from, without reducing or trivializing it. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings, as well as for the layperson interested in understanding this innovative and influential movement.
Categories: Law

The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing

The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing

... Transformation by John Paul Lederach The Little Book of Family Group
Conferences, New-Zealand Style by Allan MacRae and Howard Zehr The Little
Book of Strategic Peacebuilding by Lisa Schirch The Little Book of Strategic
Negotiation ...

Author: David Anderson Hooker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680991673

Category: Law

Page: 128

View: 499

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.
Categories: Law

Little Book of Biblical Justice

Little Book of Biblical Justice

... of Conflict Transformation, by John Paul Lederach The Little Book of Family
Group Conferences, New-Zealand Style, by Allan MacRae and Howard Zehr The
Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, by Lisa Schirch The Little Book of Strategic
 ...

Author: Chris Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680992465

Category: Religion

Page: 74

View: 235

"The purpose of this Little Book is to identify some characteristic features of the Bible's teaching on justice. "The Bible has had a profound impact on the development of Western culture. So exploring biblical perspectives on justice can help us appreciate some of the convictions and values that have helped shape Western political and judicial thought. "Christians also regard the Bible as a uniquely important source of guidance on matters of belief and practice. What the Bible has to say about justice, therefore -- both social justice and criminal justice -- ought to be of great significance for Christian thought and action today. "Yet coming to grips with biblical teaching on justice is by no means easy." Upfront, Marshall addresses the many complexities that surround "justice" in the Bible: the Bible seems to hold conflicting points of view; there is a huge amount of data to deal with; the world of the Bible and our present world are vastly different. Marshall's honest treatment of this subject is direct, yet almost lyrical in tone. He manages a thorny, multi-faceted subject clearly and ultimately singles out the broad areas of theological agreement among the Bible's writers. Highly stimulating. Highly inspirational.
Categories: Religion

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

5 % x 872 • 76 pages • ISBN : 1-56148-461 - X • $ 4.95 , paperback The Little
Book of Strategic Peacebuilding , by Lisa Schirch Clear , incisive strategies for
using strategic planning at all levels of society to build the architecture for
peaceful ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034363267

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

THE LITTLE BOOKS OF JUSTICE & PEACEBUILDING Published titles include :
The Little Book of Restorative Justice , by ... and Howard Zehr The Little Book of
Strategic Peacebuilding , by Lisa Schirch The Little Book of Strategic Negotiation
 ...

Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

Publisher: Little Books of Justice & Peac

ISBN: PSU:000056197365

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 130

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.
Categories: Education

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

6 ' 9 The little book of strategic peacebuilding / by Lisa Schirch . Intercourse , PA :
Good Books , c2004 . p . cm . Contents : Introduction - Defining strategic
peacebuilding - Values for peacebuilding - Relational skills for peacebuilding –
Analysis ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066043202

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Building Peace

Building Peace

New York : Rowman and Littlefield , 2004 . Patton , Michael Quinn . 2001.
Qualitative research and evaluation methods . Third ed . Thousand Oaks , Calif .:
Sage . Schirch , Lisa . 2005. The little book of strategic peacebuilding .
Intercourse ...

Author: Craig Zelizer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002810344

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 283

Even though international peacebuilding has rapidly expanded in the last two decades to respond to more multi-faceted and complex conflicts, the field has lagged behind in documenting the impact and success of projects. To help address this gap, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, one of the leading networks in the field, has brought together 13 stories of innovative peacebuilding practices from around the world in Building Peace. While the projects covered are diverse in nature, together they demonstrate the significant impact of peacebuilding work. Contributors created new institutions to prevent and manage conflicts at the local or national levels, helped restore relationships in conflict-affected communities, and empowered citizens to work for positive change in their societies across ethnic, religious, and political divides. It’s clear that there is no quick fix for violence but this volume will go a long way in providing inspiration and practical tools for policymakers, academics and practitioners who seek to make significant and valuable contributions towards achieving peace.
Categories: Political Science

Journal of Peacebuilding Development

Journal of Peacebuilding   Development

... post - war reconstruction and identify strategies for more effective approaches
to resolving - and preventing - economically driven civil wars . ... Two books have
been published in the series : Eurasia : A New Peace Agenda and Military
Missions and their Implications Reconsidered . ... of Africa's most intractable
conflicts , very little research has examined what the economic dimensions of
armed conflict ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000055229296

Category: Peace-building

Page:

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Categories: Peace-building

The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools

The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools

What educational structures and methods are in alignment with restorative values and principles? This book introduces games as an effective and dynamic tool to teach restorative justice practices.

Author: Lindsey Pointer

Publisher: Good Books

ISBN: 168099588X

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 272

Engaging Practices for Integrating Restorative Justice Principles in Group Settings As restorative practices spread around the world, scholars and practitioners have begun to ask very important questions: How should restorative practices be taught? What educational structures and methods are in alignment with restorative values and principles? This book introduces games as an effective and dynamic tool to teach restorative justice practices. Grounded in an understanding of restorative pedagogy and experiential learning strategies, the games included in this book provide a way for learners to experience and more deeply understand restorative practices while building relationships and improving skills. Chapters cover topics such as: Introduction to restorative pedagogy and experiential learning How a restorative learning community can be built and strengthened through the use of games and activities How to design games and activities for teaching restorative practices How to design, deliver, and debrief an activity-based learning experience In-depth instructions for games and activities for building relationships, understanding the restorative philosophy, and developing skills in practice An ideal handbook for educators, restorative justice program directors and trainers, consultants, community group leaders, and anyone else whose work draws people together to resolve disagreements or address harm, this book will serve as a catalyst for greater creativity and philosophical alignment in the teaching of restorative practices across contexts.
Categories: Education

Ambassadors of Reconciliation Diverse Christian practices of restorative justice and peacemaking

Ambassadors of Reconciliation  Diverse Christian practices of restorative justice and peacemaking

Numerous books analyze violence and its roots as well as the dynamics of power
and privilege. ... An exception is Lisa Schirch, The Little Book of Strategic
Peacebuilding (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2004). together, but also to the soil
that ...

Author: Ched Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570758336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

View: 735

Both Ched Myers and Elaine Enns work for Bartimaeus Ministries in California. Enns has worked for twenty years in the field of restorative justice and conflict resolution. Myers, the author of Binding the Strong Man and Who Will Roll Away the Stone?, focuses on building biblical literacy, church renewal, and faith-based witness for justice. Book jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conflict Analysis

Conflict Analysis

The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding : A Vision and Framework for Peace
with Justice . Intercourse , PA : Good Books . 2013. Conflict Assessment and
Peacebuilding Planning : A Strategic , Participatory , Systems - Based Handbook
on ...

Author: Matthew Bernard Levinger

Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Academy Guides

ISBN: UCSD:31822038689949

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 630

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.
Categories: Political Science

Little Book of Trauma Healing

Little Book of Trauma Healing

A startlingly helpful approach. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Author: Carolyn Yoder

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781680990461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 90

View: 858

Following the staggering events of September 11, 2001, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, along with Church World Service, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) programs. Now, STAR director, Carolyn Yoder, has shaped the strategies and learnings from those experiences into a book for all who have known terrorism and threatened security. A startlingly helpful approach. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Friends Journal

Friends Journal

THE LITTLE BOOK OF Restorative Justice Conflict Transformation A bossingek
Henders of the me of the deg prixe by ... 80 pages , $ 4.95 , paperback The Little
Book of Strategic Peacebuilding , by Lisa Schirch Clear , incisive strategies for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131542388

Category: Society of Friends

Page:

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Categories: Society of Friends

Great Decisions

Great Decisions

Schirch , Lisa , The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding . Intercourse , PA ,
Good Books , 2004 . 89 pp . $ 4 . 95 ( paper ) Presents a strategic approach to
peacebuilding , involving long - term planning , working at all levels of society ,
careful ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89107706483

Category: International relations

Page: 109

View: 902

Categories: International relations

Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies

Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies

London : Zed Books . Shirch , L . 2004 . The Little Book of Strategic
Peacebuilding . Intercourse , PA : Good Books . Sen , A . 2000 . Development as
Freedom . New York : Knopf . Staub , E . , et al . 2005 . Healing Reconciliation ,
Forgiving and ...

Author: Barry Hart

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015077607094

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

View: 722

This work examines trauma, identity, security, education, and development as issues of critical importance to peacebuilding and social reconstruction after large-scale violence. This violence takes the form of war, mass-killings, and genocide, as well as structural violence that has humiliated and impoverished millions of people across the globe. Transitional justice, leadership, religion, and the arts are other crucial issues that are included in this analysis of violence and its transformation. The book explores how each issue can be independently addressed for transformational purposes, but argues for their active interdepdendence in order to more effectively help individuals, communities, and societies emerge from violence and begin the rebuilding process. Peacebuilding for Traumatized Societies examines these issues in theoretical and practical terms through case studies and descriptions of training and problem-solving procedures in Rwanda, the Balkans, Colombia, and the Philippines.
Categories: Political Science

Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding

Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding

... healing • Conflict transformation including negotiation , mediation , and
dialogue • Restorative justice • Transitional justice • Governance and
policymaking Source : Lisa Schirch , The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding .
Intercourse , Pa .

Author: Lisa Schirch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060374173

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

View: 510

Annotation Schrich argues that examples of peacebuilding often center on the serious, rational negotiations and formal problem-solving efforts in conflict situations; but that what truly bonds adversaries and helps achieve peace are the symbolic, non-verbal ritual. Yet these are often overlooked as deliberate components of peace negotiations.
Categories: Political Science

Rethinking Peacebuilding

Rethinking Peacebuilding

This book presents new theoretical and conceptual perspectives on the problematique of building just and durable peace.

Author: Karin Aggestam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415525039

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 883

This book presents new theoretical and conceptual perspectives on the problematique of building just and durable peace. Linking peace and justice has sparked lively debates about the dilemmas and trade-offs in several contemporary peace processes. Despite the fact that justice and peace are commonly referred to there is surprisingly little research and few conceptualizations of the interplay between the two. This edited volume is the result of three years of collaborative research and draws upon insights from such disciplines as peace and conflict, international law, political science and international relations. It contains policy-relevant knowledge about effective peacebuilding strategies, as well as an in-depth analysis of the contemporary peace processes in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. Using a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirical approaches, the work makes an original contribution to the growing literature on peacebuilding. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, Middle Eastern Politics, European Politics and IR/Security Studies.
Categories: History