Our most pressing problems are global in nature and cannot be solved using military force, litigation or adversarial power- and rights-based methods that pit people and nations against one another. Instead, we require interest-based methods that encourage communication, cooperation and help build a more peaceable and sustainable world.
Conflict Revolution, by Kenneth Cloke, invites us to consider how we might design social, economic and political systems that preventchronic conflicts; transform the processes, relationships, organizations and cultures that aggravate and perpetuate them; and help resolve the chronic global conflicts they generate. It provides tools for crossing the defensive borders that divide us, building our capacity and improving our skills in creative problem-solving, community dialogue, collaborative negotiation, mediation and similar conflict resolution techniques.
Conflict Revolution examines the sources of social inequality, economic inequity and political autocracy. It offers techniques for responding to prejudice and discrimination, exploitation and environmental devastation, hierarchy and bureaucracy. It investigates who is responsible for conflicts over crime, education and labor management relations. It offers alternatives to capitalist markets and considers ways of responding to evil, war, injustice and terrorism. And it introduces an algorithm that allows us to transform social, economic and political institutions and change the way we change.
Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: goodmedia press; Revised edition (May 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds