Gandhi's Way

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April 2005



Gandhi's Way provides a primer of Mahatma Gandhi's principles of moral action and conflict resolution and offers a straightforward, step-by-step approach that can be used in any conflict---at home or in business; in local, national, or international arenas. This invaluable handbook, updated with a new preface and a new case study on terrorism in Northern Ireland, sets out Gandhi's basic methods and illustrates them with practical examples. Juergensmeyer shows how parties at odds can rise above a narrow view of self-interest to find resolutions that are satisfying and beneficial to all involved. He then pits Gandhi's ideas against those of other great social thinkers in a series of imaginary debates that challenge and clarify Gandhi's thinking on issues of violence, anger, and love. He also provides a Gandhian critique of Gandhi himself and offers viable solutions to some of the gaps in Gandhian theory. "Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution" was previously published as "Fighting with Gandhi "and "Fighting Fair."


Preface to the 2005 Edition SECTION
1. Fighting a Gandhian Fight
2. Why Fight at All?
3. How Do You Know When You're Right?
4. Violence: The Breakwoen of a Fight
5. What to Do with a Recalcitrant Opponent
6. The Weapon: The Goal Itself
7. The Power of Noncooperation
8. Fighting a Very Big Fight
9. How Do You Know When You've Won?
10. Some Basic Rules SECTION
II. CASE STUDIES Looking At Cases Case #1: A Family Feud Case #2: The Endangered Employees Case #3: A Lonely Decision Case #4: A Peaceful End to Irish Terrorism Case #5: A Tragic Resistance SECTION
III. SOME SMALL QUARRELS Conversations in the Mind Issue #1: Can Violence Ever Be Justified? Gandhi v. Marx Issue #2: Can Anger Be True? Gandhi v. Freud Issue #3: Is a Force of Love Realistic? Gandhi v. Niebuhr Issue #4: Was Gandhi Always a Gandhian? Mohandas v. the Mahatma Notes Index


Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (revised edition, 2003) and The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State (1993), both from California.


"Juergensmeyer's book is something of a Gandhian tour de force - a careful analysis and series of applications of Gandhi's concepts of satyagraha...to everyday situations with which most Western readers are familiar." - Religious Studies"
EAN: 9780520244979
ISBN: 0520244974
Untertitel: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution. 2 Rev ed. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 185 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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