Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution by Mark Juergensmeyer

Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution

Book Title: Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520244974

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer


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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.