• Family & Relationships

The Anatomy of Peace

Resolving the Heart of Conflict
Author: Arbinger Institute
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1576759555
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 231
View: 9670
Written as an engaging story, this book shows how mistaken views can cause people to misread situations and exacerbate the issues they wish to improve. "The Anatomy of Peace" illustrates how to make inner peace a potent tool for achieving outer satisfaction.

    • Self-Help

Leadership and Self-deception

Getting Out of the Box: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Arbinger Institute
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427087865
Category: Self-Help
Page: 284
View: 8706
This edition tackles the issue of self-deception and provides methodologies to help people overcome it.

    • History

The Anatomy of Peace


Author: Emery Reves
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206785
Category: History
Page: 181
View: 1004
“Open Letter to the American People”, signed by Owen J. Roberts, J.W. Fulbright, Claude Pepper, Elbert D. Thomas, and other dignitaries: “The first atomic bomb destroyed more than the city of Hiroshima. It also exploded our inherited, outdated political ideas. “A few days before the force of Nature was tried out for the first time in history, the San Francisco Charter was ratified in Washington. The dream of a League of Nations, after 26 years, was accepted by the Senate. “How long will the United Nations Charter endure? With luck, a generation? A century? There is no one who does not hope for at least that much luck- for the Charter, for himself, for his work, and for his children’s children. But is it enough to have Peace by Luck? Peace by Law is what the peoples of the world, beginning with our selves, can have if they want it. And now is the time to get it.” The Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reves, first published in 1945, is a book that expressed the world federalist sentiments shared by Albert Einstein and many others in the late 1940s, in the period immediately following World War II. Reves argued that world law was the only way to prevent war, and the fledgling United Nations Security Council would be inadequate to preserve peace because it was an instrument of power, rather than an instrument of law. “I have read THE ANATOMY OF PEACE with the greatest admiration. Your book is, in my opinion, the answer to the present political problems of the world, so drastically precipitated by the release of atomic energy. “It would be most desirable if every political and scientific leader in every country would take a little time to read this book. If this could be brought about, I feel it might avert the disaster of an atomic world war.”—Letter from Albert Einstein to Emery Reves dated October 29, 1945.

    • Business & Economics

The Outward Mindset

Seeing Beyond Ourselves
Author: , The Arbinger Institute
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626567174
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 9864
Unknowingly, too many of us operate from an inward mindset—a narrow-minded focus on self-centered goals and objectives. When faced with personal ineffectiveness or lagging organizational performance, most of us instinctively look for quick-fix behavioral band-aids, not recognizing the underlying mindset at the heart of our most persistent challenges. Through true stories and simple yet profound guidance and tools, The Outward Mindset enables individuals and organizations to make the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration, and accelerates innovation—a shift to an outward mindset.

    • Education

Education's End

Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Author: Anthony T. Kronman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300138164
Category: Education
Page: 308
View: 2458
This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.

    • Business & Economics

Presence

Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society
Author: Peter Senge,C. Scharmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884299
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 3455
Radical and hopeful -- Presence synthesises cutting-edge thinking, firsthand knowledge and ancient wisdom Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. A book built around a series of wide-ranging conversations over a year and a half, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, and Flowers explore their own experiences and those of one hundred and fifty scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs. Their journey of discovery articulates a new way of seeing the world, and of understanding our part in creating it -- as it is and as it might be. Presence explores the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is "seeking to emerge." Seven capacities underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities. Developing these capacities accesses a deeper level of learning that is the key to creating change that services the whole -- ourselves, our organizations and the communities of which we are a part.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Being Genuine

Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real
Author: Thomas D'Ansembourg
Publisher: PuddleDancer Press
ISBN: 1892005212
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 266
View: 6758
In this English translation of the French bestseller, readers will learn simple, practical skills to step outside of their emotional masks to live a genuine, authentic life. Teaching everyday communication skills to respectfully express true feelings and the power of requesting wants without demands or force, readers learn how to tackle life’s difficult situations and conversations with ease and even excitement. Topics include ideas and advice on how to identify feelings and needs without blaming others, honest and respectful self-expression, facing conflict with ease, and finding balance by staying connected to basic needs.

    • Medical

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation

On Competence and Outcomes
Author: Norma J. Stumbo
Publisher: Sagamore Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781571675354
Category: Medical
Page: 502
View: 2814
This book offers a refreshing look at some of the most challenging issues facing therapeutic recreation specialists. Authored by 42 highly respected professionals, this book represents the most current thinking in the field and challenges the reader to seek greater involvement in the profession and to make a difference.

    • Religion

Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease!

Toward a Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity
Author: David N. Field
Publisher: Foundery Books
ISBN: 9780938162247
Category: Religion
Page: 198
View: 6938
Schism and heresy are not doctrinal divisions but failures to love.

    • Nature

Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South

Conceptual Approaches
Author: Maarten Bavinck,Lorenzo Pellegrini,Erik Mostert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315778467
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 5300
Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume leave behind the polarised debate, previously surrounding the relationship between natural resources and conflict, preferring a more nuanced approach that allows for multiple causes at various levels. The contributions cover a wide array of resources, geographical contexts (Africa, Asia and Latin America), and conflict dynamics. Most are of a comparative nature, exploring experiences of conflict as well as cooperation in multiple regions. This volume finds its origin in an innovative research programme with the acronym CoCooN, steered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO) and involving universities and civil society partners in many countries. It presents the conceptual approaches adhered to by each of seven interdisciplinary projects, ranging from green criminology and political ecology to institutional analysis, legal pluralism and identity politics. The volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners concerned with an understanding of conflict as well as cooperation over natural resources.

    • Nature

Cultivating Peace

Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management
Author: Daniel Buckles,International Development Research Centre (Canada),World Bank Institute
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889368996
Category: Nature
Page: 285
View: 3900
Cultivating Peace: Conflict and collaboration in natural resource management

    • Performing Arts

Reflections on performance at work


Author: Brian Groves
Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica
ISBN: 8867801341
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 138
View: 9101

    • Business & Economics

Play to Win!

Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life
Author: Larry Wilson,Hersch Wilson
Publisher: Bard Press
ISBN: 1885167768
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
View: 5400
Packed with time-tested techniques and real-life case studies, this work and life field guide is based on the famous training program of the same name. Now you can put this powerful resource to work in your search for fulfillment in your professional and personal life.

    • Social Science

The Death and Life of Great American Cities


Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 052543285X
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
View: 921
Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

    • Political Science

Europeanization of British Defence Policy


Author: Robert Dover
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754648994
Category: Political Science
Page: 190
View: 2163
With particular reference to the development and negotiation of the European Security and Defence Policy, arms trade policy and the decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, this book provides a strong contemporaneous account of the processes within Europeanization.

    • Social Science

Plunder

When the Rule of Law is Illegal
Author: Ugo Mattei,Laura Nader
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695803
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 6984
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones. Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?

    • Political Science

Re-Imagining Rwanda

Conflict, Survival and Disinformation in the Late Twentieth Century
Author: Johan Pottier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528733
Category: Political Science
Page: 251
View: 2334
The tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994–1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of the bloodshed. Johan Pottier's troubling study shows that the post-genocide regime in Rwanda was able to impose a simple yet persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators new to the region, and he explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He also provides a sobering analysis of the way in which this simple, persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis. Professor Pottier has extensive field experience in the region, from before and after the genocide, and he has also worked among refugees in eastern Zaire.

    • Political Science

Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta

Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence
Author: Cyril Obi,Siri Aas Rustad
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848138105
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 2879
The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyses the causes, dynamics and politics underpinning oil-related violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It focuses on the drivers of the conflict, as well as the ways the crises spawned by the political economy of oil and contradictions within Nigeria's ethnic politics have contributed to the morphing of initially poorly coordinated, largely non-violent protests into a pan-Delta insurgency. Approaching the issue from a number of perspectives, the book offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis available of the varied dimensions of the conflict. Combining empirically-based and analytic chapters, it attempts to explain the causes of the escalation in violence, the various actors, levels and dynamics involved, and the policy challenges faced with regard to conflict management/resolution and the options for peace. It also examines the role of oil as a commodity of global strategic significance, addressing the relationship between oil, energy security and development in the Niger Delta.

    • Psychology

The Power of Kindness

The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life
Author: Piero Ferrucci
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129279
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 5388
"When The Power of Kindness first appeared in 2006 it thrilled and challenged readers with one audacious promise: your acts of generosity and decency are the secret to a fuller, more satisfying life. Kindness is not some squishy virtue but the key to your own happiness... This new edition [features] a complete new chapter by Piero Ferrucci on harmlessness, which joins his other chapters such as honesty, warmth, and loyalty. In addition, Ferrucci contributes a substantial new introduction and selection of techniques, meditations, and exercises"--

    • History

The Humanitarians

The International Committee of the Red Cross
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521612814
Category: History
Page: 356
View: 6943
Provides a comprehensive overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross from its origins up to the present day.