Protest

Author : Srdja Popovic
ISBN : 9783104033280
Genre : Fiction
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DIE KONKRETE ANLEITUNG ZUM EFFEKTIVEN, GEWALTFREIEN WIDERSTAND von dem international bekannten »Widerstandsguru« (Tagesspiegel) und Politaktivisten Srdja Popovic Nichts ist wirksamer als gewaltfreier Widerstand. Und niemand weiß das besser als der international bekannte Aktivist Srdja Popovic. Als Student gelang es ihm und seinen Freunden den Diktator Miloševic zu stürzen, seitdem berät er seit Jahren weltweit Bürgerrechts- und Demokratiebewegungen und andere Aktivistengruppen. Hier versammelt er seine konkreten Tipps und Tricks zur Organisation des gewaltfreien Protests, z.B. welche Strategien am effektivsten sind, wie man die Presse gewinnt, die richtigen Verbündeten findet oder warum Humor die beste Waffe ist, und belegt sie mit zahlreichen beeindruckenden und kreativen Fallbeispielen. FÜR ALLE, DIE IHR VIERTEL VERSCHÖNERN, ETWAS IN DER GESELLSCHAFT BEWEGEN ODER GAR DIE WELT VERÄNDERN MÖCHTEN => DIE ANLEITUNG ZUM GEWALTFREIEN WIDERSTAND! »Srdja Popovic hat mit Phantasie, Gerissenheit und einer guten Portion Humor eine Bewegung hervorgebracht, die es nicht nur schaffte, den brutalen Diktator Slobodan Miloševic zu stürzen, sondern die zu einer Art Blaupause für gewaltfreien Widerstand weltweit wurde.« Peter Gabriel
Category: Fiction

Is Religion Killing Us

Author : Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
ISBN : 9780567666253
Genre : Religion
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Coverage of recent world events has focused on violence associated with Islam. In this courageous and controversial book, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer claims that this narrow view ignores the broader and unfortunate relationship between human violence and the sacred texts of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Both the Bible and the Quran, he believes, are riddled with violent images of God and with passages that can be reasonably interpreted to justify violence against enemies in service to God's will. According to Nelson-Pallmeyer, many wondered how Muslims could in God's name kill innocent civilians by flying airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Few, however, questioned U.S. leaders and citizens invoking God's name, or assuming God's favor, to fight the responsive "war against terrorism." And in the Middle East, the roots of the continuing and seemingly unsolvable conflict and violence are to be found in both the Torah and the Quran. Nelson-Pallmeyer challenges the understanding of power that lies at the heart of the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He argues that nonviolence is powerful and necessary and that a viable future for human beings and the planet depends on challenging the ways in which sacred texts reinforce visions of power that are largely abusive. A viable future, he says, depends on re-visioning God's power. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Assistant Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more than twenty years he has studied and written about the relationship of religion, violence, and peace, and his books include Jesus Against Christianity: Reclaiming the Missing Jesus (Trinity Press International) and School of Assassins: Guns, Greed, and Globalization.
Category: Religion

Working With Conflict

Author : Simon Fisher
ISBN : 1856498379
Genre : Political Science
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This source book is for people working in areas affected by conflict and violence. Easy to use, well laid out, and including helpful visual materials, it provides a range of practical tools - processes, ideas, techniques -- for tackling conflict. These tools have been developed over a number of years by the organization, Responding to Conflict (RTC), in collaboration with practitioners from around the world. It is divided into 4 Parts: · Understanding: A guide to understanding conflict, including practical techniques for conflict analysis and the critical issues that must be taken into account - power, culture, identity, gender and rights.· Strategies: How to build effective strategies to address conflict, including how to influence policy within organizations.· Action: Intervening in situations of acute conflict; addressing the consequences; and working on the social fabric which conditions the emergence of conflict.· Evaluation: The skills involved in the necessary processes of evaluation and learning in order to improve future interventions.The book embodies and reflects the rich diversity of over 300 practitioners from some 70 countries who, in RTC Working with Conflict courses, have pooled their variegated experience and adapted these methods to suit a wide range of situations. Examples and cases are drawn from around the world - including Cambodia, Afghanistan, South Africa, Kenya, Northern Ireland and Colombia. The book highlights the options available to individuals and organizations; equips them with a basis on which they can plan what responses are possible; and strengthens their capacity to engage in useful interventions. The final chapter provides a list of key conflict-related and peace-building resources, including organizations, publications and websites.For all practitioners who are working in conflict-prone and unstable parts of the world in the fields of development, relief work, human rights, community relations, peace and reconciliation, this book should prove an invaluable support.
Category: Political Science

Warlike Christians In An Age Of Violence

Author : Nick Megoran
ISBN : 9781498219594
Genre : Religion
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How should Christians respond to war? This age-old question has become more pressing given Western governments’ recent overseas military interventions and the rise of extremist Islamist jihadism. Grounded in conservative evangelical theology, this book argues the historic church position that it is inadmissible for Christians to use violence or take part in war. It shows how the church’s propensity to support the “just wars,” crusades, rebellions, or “humanitarian interventions” of its host nations over time has been disastrous for the reputation of the gospel. Instead, the church’s response to war is simply to be the church, by preaching the gospel and making peace in the love and power of God. The book considers challenges to this argument for “gospel peace.” What about warfare in the Old Testament and military metaphors in the New? What of church history? And how do we deal with tyrants like Hitler and terrorists like Islamic State? Charting a path between just war theory and liberal pacifism, numerous inspiring examples from the worldwide church are used to demonstrate effective and authentically Christian responses to violence. The author argues that as Christians increasingly drop their unbiblical addiction to war, we may be entering one of the most exciting periods of church history.
Category: Religion

Psychologie Des Massen

Author : Gustave Le Bon
ISBN : 9791029900112
Genre : Psychology
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"Das Überraschendste an einer psychologischen Masse ist: welcher Art auch die einzelnen sein mögen, die sie bilden, wie ähnlich oder unähnlich ihre Lebensweise, Beschäftigungen, ihr Charakter oder ihre Intelligenz ist, durch den bloßen Umstand ihrer Umformung zu Masse besitzen sie eine Art Gemeinschaftsseele, vermöge deren sie in ganz andrer Weise fühlen, denken und handeln, als jedes von ihnen für sich fühlen, denken und handeln würde. Es gibt gewisse Ideen und Gefühle, die nur bei den zu Massen verbundenen einzelnen auftreten oder sich in Handlungen umsetzen." G. Le Bon
Category: Psychology

Nonviolent Action

Author : Ronald M. McCarthy
ISBN : 9781135067533
Genre : History
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

You Re More Powerful Than You Think

Author : Eric Liu
ISBN : 9781610397087
Genre : Political Science
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Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country. We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it? Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, lays out the answers in this incisive, inspiring, and provocative book. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he reveals the core laws of power. He shows that all of us can generate power-and then, step by step, he shows us how. The strategies of reform and revolution he lays out will help every reader make sense of our world today. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, you need to read this book.
Category: Political Science

Der Lange Weg Zur Freiheit

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9783104031545
Genre : History
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
Category: History

The Ambivalence Of The Sacred

Author : R. Scott Appleby
ISBN : 0847685551
Genre : Political Science
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Terrorists and peacemakers may grow up in the same community and adhere to the same religious tradition. The killing carried out by one and the reconciliation fostered by the other indicate the range of dramatic and contradictory responses to human suffering by religious actors. This book explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common, what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice, and how a deeper understanding of religious extremism can and must be integrated more effectively into our thinking about tribal, regional, and international conflict.
Category: Political Science