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by John Paul Lederach

A major work from a seminal figure in the field of conflict resolution, Building Peace is John Paul Lederach's definitive statement on peacebuilding. Marrying wisdom, insight, and passion, Lederach explains why we need to move beyond "traditional" diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and short-term objectives, toward a holistic approach that stresses the multiplicity of peacemakers, long-term perspectives, and the need to create an infrastructure that empowers resources within a society and maximizes contributions from outside.Sophisticated yet pragmatic, the volume explores the dynamics of contemporary conflict and presents an integrated framework for peacebuilding in which structure, process, resources, training, and evaluation are coordinated in an attempt to transform the conflict and effect reconciliation.Building Peace is a substantive reworking and expansion of a work developed for the United Nations University in 1994. In addition, this volume includes a chapter by practitioner John Prendergast that applies Lederach's conceptual framework to ongoing conflicts in the Horn of Africa.
Download Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies epub
ISBN: 1878379739
ISBN13: 978-1878379733
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: John Paul Lederach
Language: English
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace (February 1998)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1373 kb
FB2 size: 1777 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Few people have the experience and insight with building peace that John Paul Lederach brings to the topic. Anything he writes is worth study. There are gems in this book but, that said, for the best introduction to Lederach, I recommend The Moral Imagination, a classic.
awesome book
i found this book to be very interesting particularly for people who are interested in how conflicts influence identity. it does not only provide theoretical analysis but also provides a framework for action in order to build peace in communities affected by internal conflict that involves identity issues.
This book by John Paul is a very very useful discussion of peacebuilding and how peacebuilders can best engage in thier work. His use of graphics and diagrams makes complex theories accessible. When asked what to read about conflict and peace, this book is at the top of my recommended list. It is thoughtful, compact and applicable in many contexts. My unqualified recommendation!
This book is a must have for all peace practitioners and those who study peace and conflict. I have used it in numerous papers and have made my students read it for class.
I have no disappointment in the content of this product. However, I am anxious to digest the connection between materials here with the cultural dimension that has always seen my part of the world as 'developing' or 'underdeveloped' especially since most of the principles I am encountering are almost second nature to us.
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On time, item arrived as advertised.