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Positive Approaches to Peacebuilding

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Positive Approaches to Peacebuilding: A Resource for Innovators

by Sampson, C., Abu-Namir. M., Liebler, C., & Whitney D. (Eds.)
Taos Institute Publications, Reprinted in 2010

Price: $25.00 US plus shipping and handling
Paperback, 436 pages

ISBN:
13-digit: 978-0-981907-63-5


We are pleased to share these 3 songs with you as an addition to this book:

A Dream of the Light

How a High School Changed the World

A Dream of Light Reprise


Title Page


Table of Contents


Introduction

Description:
Positive Approaches to Peacebuilding
presents an innovative perspective on peacebuilding that breaks new ground. The theoretical frameworks are rich enough to satisfy scholars, the case studies are practical enough to engage practitioners and the tips and guides to practice are sure to inspire new and innovative work among peacebuilders. This book beautifully describes the social construction of imagined futures, inviting us, as scholar-practitioners, to move beyond ‘problem solving’ and its ethic of ‘neutrality,’ towards Appreciative Inquiry, and its ethics of narrative, voice, and meaning-making, relying on the heart-wisdom that flourishes in the context of affirmation This book powerfully delivers what it promises — a provocation to think more deeply about how we conduct our peacemaking and peacebuilding relationships. A must read for those who dare to make a difference.


Reviews

"This book beautifully describes the social construction of imagined futures, inviting us, as scholar-practitioners, to move beyond ‘problem solving’ and its ethic of ‘neutrality,’ towards Appreciative Inquiry, and its ethics of narrative, voice, and meaning-making, relying on the heart-wisdom that flourishes in the context of affirmation."

-- Dr. Sara Cobb, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University


"This book powerfully delivers what it promises—a provocation to think more deeply about how we conduct our peacemaking and peacebuilding relationships. At a minimum, it dissatisfies us with our inabilities to ask questions that change relationships. At a maximum, it challenges us to ask whether we could not work differently altogether. For those who dare to read, the impact will last a lifetime."
 
-- Dr. Harold H. Saunders, International Institute



"This book presents an innovative perspective on peacebuilding that breaks new ground while maintaining strong roots and relationships in tradition."
 
-- Ambassador John McDonald, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy


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