People, Peace and Power

People, Peace and Power : Conflict Transformation in Action

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Millions of people around the world live in countries torn apart by war, where violence and suffering are part of everyday life. Yet in all those countries there are groups of people working for peace in the midst of war, standing up for human rights and decency. What difference can they make? What can be done to support them, and to help dialogue to happen in the midst of hostility and violence?This book examines these questions, focusing on the roles that ordinary people can play as peace builders in societies where violence and antagonism have become the norm, where inter-communal relationships are fractured or where institutions and the rule of law have collapsed. It examines the theory and practice of conflict transformation and its relevance for different cultures and contexts. Using extensive case studies taken from practical workshops - the most frequently used form of conflict intervention - in the Balkans and around the world, it shows both the power and the complexity of such encounters.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 21.59mm | 498.95g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745318363
  • 9780745318363

Review quote

'Diana Francis is one of the world's most experienced and able facilitators in conflict transformation. Her book is one of the first comprehensive assessments of the role that workshops can play in peace-building' -- Hugh Miall, Lancashire University 'An honest and very personal account, which sets it apart from the numerous training manuals' that are now on the market' -- Andrew Rigby, head of the Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Coventry Universityshow more

About Diana Francis

Diana Francis is a former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and is currently Chair of Conflict Transformation Research in the UK.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Acronyms and Abbreviations Part I :Thinking about Conflict Transformation 1. Introduction 2. Theory for Conflict Transformation 3. Culture and Conflict Transformation Part II: From Theory to Practice: Training and Dialogue 4. Workshops: Aims, Content and Methodology 5. Transcending Culture: International Relations in Microcosm 6. North-South Relations: A Pan-African Workshop 7. Women Peacemakers: Transforming Relationships, Finding Power 8. Surviving History: A Story of Dialogue in the Balkans 9. Putting Respect into Practice Part III: Looking to the Future 10. Good Practice 11. Making a Difference: Challenge and Change Bibliography Indexshow more