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Power and Love A Theory and Practice of Social Change

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ISBN-10: 1605093041

ISBN-13: 9781605093048

Edition: 2010

Authors: Adam Kahane

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War is no way to resolve our most problematic group, community, and societal issues, but neither is a peace that simply sweeps our problems under the rug. To create lasting change we have to learn to work fluidly with two distinct, fundamental drives that are in tension: power--the single-minded desire to achieve one's solitary purpose; and love--the drive towards unity. They are seemingly contradictory but in fact complimentary. As Martin Luther King put it, "Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." Using revealing stories from complex situations he has been involved in all over the world--the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, India,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.59" wide x 8.46" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction: Beyond War and Peace
Two fundamental drives
Our full world
Two pitfalls
An imperative
The Two Sides of Power
Generative power
Degenerative power
Love is what makes power generative
The Two Sides of Love
Generative love
Degenerative love
Power is what makes love generative
The Dilemma of Power and Love
Improving child nutrition in India
How to fall
Bridging divides in Israel
Building democracy in South Africa
How to stumble
Growing sustainable food in Europe and the Americas
Mitigating climate change in Canada
How to walk
Conclusion: To Lead Means to Step Forward
Becoming aware of both our power and our love
Balancing ourselves
Practicing moving fluidly
Stepping forward
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About the Author and the Artist