Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution / Edition 2

Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution / Edition 2

by Mark Juergensmeyer
     
 


“A fascinating, thought-provoking, helpful and heartening book.”—Los Angeles Times

“Juergensmeyer’s book is something of a Gandhian tour de force — a careful analysis and series of applications of Gandhi’s concepts of satyagraha … to everyday situations with which most Western readers are familiar.”—

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“A fascinating, thought-provoking, helpful and heartening book.”—Los Angeles Times

“Juergensmeyer’s book is something of a Gandhian tour de force — a careful analysis and series of applications of Gandhi’s concepts of satyagraha … to everyday situations with which most Western readers are familiar.”—Religious Studies Review

“This is a manual of instruction in the best sense: a popular reassessment of the activist use of satyagraha in conflict resolution that has depth and a true appreciation for the ethical subtleties of dialectical struggles, and for the multiple dimensions of ‘passive resistance.’”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244979
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/18/2005
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated with a New Preface and New Case Study
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
503,466
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. IThe Gandhian Fight
1Fighting a Gandhian Fight3
2Why Fight at All?12
3How Do You Know When You're Right?18
4Violence: The Breakdown of a Fight27
5What to Do with a Recalcitrant Opponent33
6The Weapon: The Goal Itself38
7The Power of Noncooperation43
8Fighting a Very Big Fight50
9How Do You Know When You've Won?58
10Some Basic Rules63
Sect. IICase Studies
Case #1A Family Feud69
Case #2The Endangered Employees76
Case #3A Lonely Decision85
Case #4A Battle Against Nuclear Weapons92
Case #5A Tragic Resistance100
Sect. IIISome Small Quarrels
Issue #1Can Violence Ever Be Justified? - Gandhi v. Marx113
Issue #2Can Anger Be True? - Gandhi v. Freud120
Issue #3Is a Force of Love Realistic? - Gandhi v. Niebuhr126
Issue #4Was Gandhi Always a Gandhian? - Mohandas v. the Mahatma135
The Issues That Remain149
Notes160
Index169

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