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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.
Table of Contents
|Getting Ready||p. 1|
|Why "Peace and Power"?||p. 1|
|What Is "Peace and Power"?||p. 2|
|Where Do the Practices of Peace and Power Come From?||p. 2|
|The Power of Words to Shape How People Think and What They Do||p. 3|
|What Does My Group Need to Do to Get Started?||p. 4|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 7|
|What Is Peace?||p. 9|
|Peace and War||p. 9|
|Peace as Commitment and Action||p. 10|
|Peace Is Not||p. 13|
|Having Good Intentions Is Not Enough||p. 14|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 14|
|What Is Power?||p. 17|
|Power Values in Action||p. 18|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 21|
|Making the Commitment||p. 23|
|Why Shift to Peace and Power?||p. 23|
|How Do We Begin?'||p. 23|
|The Commitment to Peace and Power||p. 24|
|Things to Consider||p. 29|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 30|
|Principles of Solidarity||p. 31|
|What Are Principles of Solidarity?||p. 31|
|Why Do We Need Principles of Solidarity?||p. 32|
|How Do We Start?||p. 33|
|What Needs to Be Included in Our Principles of Solidarity?||p. 34|
|Principles of Solidarity for the Friendship Collective||p. 38|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 42|
|Peace and Power Processes||p. 43|
|What Are the Benefits for My Group If We Use Peace and Power?||p. 43|
|What Kinds of Groups Use Peace and Power?||p. 43|
|What Is Different About Peace and Power Groups Compared to Traditional Groups?||p. 44|
|What Happens in a "Peace and Power" Meeting?||p. 45|
|Checking In||p. 46|
|Checking Out||p. 49|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 50|
|Rotating Leadership and Responsibility||p. 51|
|Why Rotate Leadership? Why Not Just Elect Our Leaders?||p. 51|
|How Do We Rotate These Responsibilities?||p. 52|
|The Convener||p. 52|
|Discussion: Rotating Chair Processes||p. 55|
|Active Listening||p. 56|
|Discussion in Online Groups||p. 57|
|Passing It Along: Notes and Minutes||p. 58|
|What Are Some of the Challenges of Peace and Power?||p. 59|
|Variations on Discussion||p. 62|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 67|
|Peace and Power Decision-Building||p. 69|
|Why Use Peace and Power Decision-Building?||p. 69|
|How Is Peace and Power Decision-Building Different from Other Ways to Make Decisions?||p. 70|
|How the Process Works||p. 71|
|Challenges of Peace and Power Decision-Building||p. 74|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 82|
|What Is Closing?||p. 83|
|Why Take the Time and Effort for Closing?||p. 83|
|How Do We Get Started with Closing?||p. 84|
|The Art of Closing: Getting Your Head and Heart Together||p. 88|
|Responding to Closing||p. 89|
|Critical Reflection as Homework||p. 90|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 92|
|Conflict Transformation||p. 95|
|What Is Conflict Transformation?||p. 95|
|Relearning Conflict||p. 96|
|How Does Conflict Transformation Happen?||p. 97|
|Foundations for Transforming Conflict into Solidarity and Diversity||p. 98|
|Developing the Skills of Conflict Transformation||p. 100|
|Being Specific About Your Feelings and Your Observations||p. 102|
|Stating What You Want||p. 104|
|Responding to Critical Reflection||p. 104|
|Reclaiming the Virtues of Gossip||p. 107|
|Anger as a Source of Strength||p. 109|
|Conflict in Online Groups||p. 112|
|Interrupting Habits That Sustain Divisiveness||p. 114|
|Conflict Transformation and Value-Based Decision-Building||p. 115|
|When Transformation of Conflict Is Not Possible||p. 116|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 116|
|Period Pieces||p. 119|
|Periodic Review of Principles of Solidarity||p. 119|
|Open or Closed Groups?||p. 120|
|People Joining an Ongoing Group||p. 120|
|Member Leaving a Group||p. 121|
|Asking a Member to Leave a Group||p. 122|
|Ending a Group||p. 122|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 123|
|Classrooms, Committees, and Institutional Constraints||p. 125|
|Can Peace and Power Happen in Traditional Settings?||p. 125|
|How Do We Begin?||p. 126|
|Peace and Power in the Classroom||p. 127|
|What Do We Do Once We Select a Peace and Power Value?||p. 128|
|Things to Think About and Do||p. 133|
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