Peace and Power New Directions for Building Community

ISBN-10: 1449645550

ISBN-13: 9781449645557

Edition: 8th 2013

Authors: Peggy L. Chinn

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In the years since the publication of the first edition of Peace and Power: New Directions for Building Community, the author has refined the processes outlined in the book through her experiences in classrooms, committees, and workshops, building meaningful relationships through a nurturing and empowering leadership method. The Eighth Edition of Peace and Power benefits from these years of positive and constructive leadership experiences. This Edition of Peace and Power focuses on clarity, highlighting key elements of group interactions that promote greater group integrity and cooperation. Readers of Peace and Power will benefit from a handbook that inspires ways of incorporating value into work, home, and community. For eight editions, nurse leaders have relied on this book to provide a hands-on guide for developing cooperative group processes and for overcoming the habits of exclusionary group interactions. This book remains a valuable resources for community groups, classes, committees, and others seeking to create change toward a more equitable model and more satisfying (peaceful) group interactions.
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List price: $59.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 1/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704

Getting Ready
Why "Peace and Power"?
What Is "Peace and Power"?
Where Do the Practices of Peace and Power Come From?
The Power of Words to Shape How People Think and What They Do
What Does My Group Need to Do to Get Started?
Things to Think About and Do
What Is Peace?
Peace and War
Peace as Commitment and Action
Peace Is Not
Having Good Intentions Is Not Enough
Things to Think About and Do
What Is Power?
Power Values in Action
Things to Think About and Do
Making the Commitment
Why Shift to Peace and Power?
How Do We Begin?'
The Commitment to Peace and Power
Things to Consider
Things to Think About and Do
Principles of Solidarity
What Are Principles of Solidarity?
Why Do We Need Principles of Solidarity?
How Do We Start?
What Needs to Be Included in Our Principles of Solidarity?
Principles of Solidarity for the Friendship Collective
Things to Think About and Do
Peace and Power Processes
What Are the Benefits for My Group If We Use Peace and Power?
What Kinds of Groups Use Peace and Power?
What Is Different About Peace and Power Groups Compared to Traditional Groups?
What Happens in a "Peace and Power" Meeting?
Checking In
Checking Out
Things to Think About and Do
Rotating Leadership and Responsibility
Why Rotate Leadership? Why Not Just Elect Our Leaders?
How Do We Rotate These Responsibilities?
The Convener
Discussion: Rotating Chair Processes
Active Listening
Discussion in Online Groups
Passing It Along: Notes and Minutes
What Are Some of the Challenges of Peace and Power?
Variations on Discussion
Things to Think About and Do
Peace and Power Decision-Building
Why Use Peace and Power Decision-Building?
How Is Peace and Power Decision-Building Different from Other Ways to Make Decisions?
How the Process Works
Challenges of Peace and Power Decision-Building
Things to Think About and Do
What Is Closing?
Why Take the Time and Effort for Closing?
How Do We Get Started with Closing?
The Art of Closing: Getting Your Head and Heart Together
Responding to Closing
Critical Reflection as Homework
Things to Think About and Do
Conflict Transformation
What Is Conflict Transformation?
Relearning Conflict
How Does Conflict Transformation Happen?
Foundations for Transforming Conflict into Solidarity and Diversity
Developing the Skills of Conflict Transformation
Being Specific About Your Feelings and Your Observations
Stating What You Want
Responding to Critical Reflection
Reclaiming the Virtues of Gossip
Anger as a Source of Strength
Conflict in Online Groups
Interrupting Habits That Sustain Divisiveness
Conflict Transformation and Value-Based Decision-Building
When Transformation of Conflict Is Not Possible
Things to Think About and Do
Period Pieces
Periodic Review of Principles of Solidarity
Open or Closed Groups?
People Joining an Ongoing Group
Member Leaving a Group
Asking a Member to Leave a Group
Ending a Group
Things to Think About and Do
Classrooms, Committees, and Institutional Constraints
Can Peace and Power Happen in Traditional Settings?
How Do We Begin?
Peace and Power in the Classroom
What Do We Do Once We Select a Peace and Power Value?
Things to Think About and Do
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