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Peace And Power: New Directions For Building Community / Edition 8

Peace And Power: New Directions For Building Community / Edition 8

by Peggy L. Chinn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449645557
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 01/09/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 314,119
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut, Connecticut

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Ready 1

Why "Peace and Power"? 1

What Is "Peace and Power"? 2

Where Do the Practices of Peace and Power Come From? 2

The Power of Words to Shape How People Think and What They Do 3

What Does My Group Need to Do to Get Started? 4

Things to Think About and Do 7

Chapter 2 Peace 9

What Is Peace? 9

Peace and War 9

Peace as Commitment and Action 10

Peace Is Not 13

Having Good Intentions Is Not Enough 14

Things to Think About and Do 14

Chapter 3 Power 17

What Is Power? 17

Power Values in Action 18

Things to Think About and Do 21

Chapter 4 Making the Commitment 23

Why Shift to Peace and Power? 23

How Do We Begin?' 23

The Commitment to Peace and Power 24

Things to Consider 29

Things to Think About and Do 30

Chapter 5 Principles of Solidarity 31

What Are Principles of Solidarity? 31

Why Do We Need Principles of Solidarity? 32

How Do We Start? 33

What Needs to Be Included in Our Principles of Solidarity? 34

Principles of Solidarity for the Friendship Collective 38

Things to Think About and Do 42

Chapter 6 Peace and Power Processes 43

What Are the Benefits for My Group If We Use Peace and Power? 43

What Kinds of Groups Use Peace and Power? 43

What Is Different About Peace and Power Groups Compared to Traditional Groups? 44

What Happens in a "Peace and Power" Meeting? 45

Checking In 46

Checking Out 49

Things to Think About and Do 50

Chapter 7 Rotating Leadership and Responsibility 51

Why Rotate Leadership? Why Not Just Elect Our Leaders? 51

How Do We Rotate These Responsibilities? 52

The Convener 52


Discussion: Rotating Chair Processes 55

Active Listening 56

Discussion in Online Groups 57

Passing It Along: Notes and Minutes 58

What Are Some of the Challenges of Peace and Power? 59

Variations on Discussion 62

Things to Think About and Do 67

Chapter 8 Peace and Power Decision-Building 69

Why Use Peace and Power Decision-Building? 69

How Is Peace and Power Decision-Building Different from Other Ways to Make Decisions? 70

How the Process Works 71

Challenges of Peace and Power Decision-Building 74

Things to Think About and Do 82

Chapter 9 Closing 83

What Is Closing? 83

Why Take the Time and Effort for Closing? 83

How Do We Get Started with Closing? 84

The Art of Closing: Getting Your Head and Heart Together 88

Responding to Closing 89

Critical Reflection as Homework 90

Things to Think About and Do 92

Chapter 10 Conflict Transformation 95

What Is Conflict Transformation? 95

Relearning Conflict 96

How Does Conflict Transformation Happen? 97

Foundations for Transforming Conflict into Solidarity and Diversity 98

Developing the Skills of Conflict Transformation 100

Being Specific About Your Feelings and Your Observations 102

Stating What You Want 104

Responding to Critical Reflection 104

Reclaiming the Virtues of Gossip 107

Anger as a Source of Strength 109

Conflict in Online Groups 112

Interrupting Habits That Sustain Divisiveness 114

Conflict Transformation and Value-Based Decision-Building 115

When Transformation of Conflict Is Not Possible 116

Things to Think About and Do 116

Chapter 11 Period Pieces 119

Periodic Review of Principles of Solidarity 119

Open or Closed Groups? 120

People Joining an Ongoing Group 120

Member Leaving a Group 121

Asking a Member to Leave a Group 122

Ending a Group 122

Things to Think About and Do 123

Chapter 12 Classrooms, Committees, and Institutional Constraints 125

Can Peace and Power Happen in Traditional Settings? 125

How Do We Begin? 126

Peace and Power in the Classroom 127

What Do We Do Once We Select a Peace and Power Value? 128

Things to Think About and Do 133

Index 135

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