When to Talk and When to Fight

When to Talk and When to Fight

Author: Rebecca Subar

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629638522

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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When to Talk and When to Fight is a conversation between talkers and fighters. It introduces a new language to enable negotiators and activists to argue and collaborate across different schools of thought and action. Weaving beautiful storytelling and clear analysis, this book maps the habits of change-makers, explaining why some groups choose dialogue and negotiation while others practice confrontation and resistance. Why do some groups seemingly always take an antagonistic approach, challenging authority and in some cases trying to tear down our systems and institutions? Why are other groups reluctant to raise their voices or take a stand, limiting themselves to conciliatory strategies? And why do some of us ask only the first question, while others ask only the second? Threaded among examples of conflict, struggle, and change in organizations, communities, and society is the compelling personal story that led Subar to her community of practice at Dragonfly, advising leaders in social justice organizations on organizational and advocacy strategy. With lucid charts and graphs by Rosi Greenberg, When to Talk and When to Fight is a brilliant new way of talking about how we change the world. In his foreword, Douglas Stone, coauthor of the international best-seller Difficult Conversations, makes the case that negotiators need this language. In a separate forward, Esteban Kelly, cofounder of AORTA Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance, explains why radicals and progressives need it. If you are a change-maker, you will soon find yourself speaking this language. Be one of the first to learn it. Read this book.

Shifting Power in Asia-Pacific?

Shifting Power in Asia-Pacific?

Author: Enrico Fels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319456898

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

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This book investigates whether a power shift has taken place in the Asia-Pacific region since the end of the Cold War. By systematically examining the development of power dynamics in Asia-Pacific, it challenges the notion that a wealthier and militarily more powerful China is automatically turning the regional tides in its favour. With a special emphasis on Sino-US competition, the book explores the alleged linkage between the regional distribution of relevant material and immaterial capabilities, national power and the much-cited regional power shift. The book presents a novel concept for measuring power in international relations by outlining a composite index on aggregated power (CIAP) that includes 55 variables for 44 regional countries and covers a period of twenty years. Moreover, it develops a middle power theory that outlines the significance of middle powers in times of major power shifts. By addressing political, military and economic cooperation via a structured-focused comparison and by applying a comparative-historical analysis, the book analyses in depth the bilateral relations of six regional middle powers to Washington and Beijing.

Your Faith Will Sustain You And You Will Prevail

Your Faith Will Sustain You And You Will Prevail

Author: Helmut Isaak

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735757685

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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This book tells the impressive life-story of the author’s parents and their remarkable pastoral leadership within a group of Mennonites who fled Stalinist Russia in 1929 to settle in the “undeveloped” Paraguayan Chaco. The story demonstrates this couple’s team leadership style in church and community well before the term was fashionable; Elisabeth’s important contribution, which really enabled Jakob’s unreserved dedication to community service, is explicitly recognized. Readers are shown how their genuine, unvawering Christian faith provided both the leaders and the community the needed strength and endurance in situations of oppression and persecution in Russia and in facing the challenges of their pioneering work in the isolated Chaco. And although not intended at first, this faith-centered life of the community spontaneously led to being a missional presence in their social surroundings, including among the region’s Aboriginal peoples. A special chapter on the missionary work of Kornelius Isaak, the author’s older brother, is also included in the book; Kornelius’ early death by the spear of an Ayoreo (Indian) warrior, who subsequently became a Christian, would forever mark the Isaak family. Though Helmut does most of the telling, it is a family story,“retold by the children and grandchildren,” integrating significant portions from Ältester Isaak’s own reflections on key occasions of Fernheim Colony’s history. But the book is more than a family biography. This “family story” inevitably gives readers a significant window into the workings of Gemeinde (church) and colony including their strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, the book insightfully and skillfully contextualizes the story of these migrants within the larger 20th century history. The Isaak family is to be commended for making this remarkable story of their family and larger community available to the wider Mennonite world and beyond. - PROF. DR. TITUS GUENTER, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, in collaboration with REV. WILLY GUENTER

The Strategy of Denial

The Strategy of Denial

Author: Elbridge A. Colby

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300256437

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 324

Why and how America’s defense strategy must change in light of China’s power and ambition—A Wall Street Journal best book of 2021 “This is a realist’s book, laser-focused on China’s bid for mastery in Asia as the 21st century’s most important threat.”—Ross Douthat, New York Times “Colby’s well-crafted and insightful Strategy of Denial provides a superb and, one suspects, essential departure point for an urgent and much-needed debate over U.S. defense strategy.”—Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr., Foreign Affairs Elbridge A. Colby was the lead architect of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the most significant revision of U.S. defense strategy in a generation. Here he lays out how America's defense must change to address China's growing power and ambition. Based firmly in the realist tradition but deeply engaged in current policy, this book offers a clear framework for what America's goals in confronting China must be, how its military strategy must change, and how it must prioritize these goals over its lesser interests. The most informed and in-depth reappraisal of America's defense strategy in decades, this book outlines a rigorous but practical approach, showing how the United States can prepare to win a war with China that we cannot afford to lose--precisely in order to deter that war from happening.

The Power to Prevail

The Power to Prevail

Author: Alfred L. Greenway

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1543024521


Page: 212

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'The Power to Prevail, ' is a book of encouragement for students, ministers, and teachers, and to give the reader a greater understanding of the Holy Spirit. Despite its age, it is an important book for today and Doc's insight and knowledge of ancient texts, the Greek language, and his command of English, brings a uniqueness to this work, which takes us on a journey of discovery that will leave no doubt as to the Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is the aim of this book to present some aspects of a vast subject, occasionally to set a marker along the road that leads to personal fellowship with the Comforter whose function it is to take of Christ's things and reveal them to us. Except the Spirit of God take up our work to use it, we toil in vain.

In the Arena

In the Arena

Author: Pete Hegseth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476749358

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 558

"A vigorous call-to-arms to reignite American citizenship at home and restore unapologetic American leadership abroad, through the timeless lens of Roosevelt's 'Citizenship in a Republic' speech, by the Fox News contributor and decorated veteran. Pete Hegseth makes an impassioned and experiential argument for how Teddy Roosevelt's articulation of 'good citizens,' 'equality of opportunity,' and unapologetic U.S. leadership--'good patriots'--can renew our imperiled American experiment and save the free world, in this fascinating, first-hand challenge to elite progressivism, ahistorical foreign policy, and status-quo politics. Despite contention surrounding Teddy Roosevelt's legacy, Hegseth argues that the Rough Rider's exhortation serves as a timeless wake-up call for our Republic. Hegseth resurrects Roosevelt's famous 'Citizenship in a Republic' address--best known for the 'Man in the Arena' quote--as a roadmap for addressing the massive challenges facing America today. In order to rejuvenate what makes America exceptional, we must unapologetically get back into Roosevelt's arena--as engaged 'good citizens' at home and powerful 'good patriots' in the world. Bolstered by gripping personal experience, Hegseth channels Teddy Roosevelt's words to make a case for turning America's highest ideals into action through the gritty virtues of citizenship, the dogged pursuit of equal opportunity, and aggressive commitment to winning the wars we fight--including the Iraq War. An exceptional American experiment was entrusted to 'average citizens' in 1776 and has been perpetuated by every generation since"--Provided by publisher.

Mapping Possibility

Mapping Possibility

Author: Leonie Sandercock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000825435

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 685

Mapping Possibility traces the intertwined intellectual, professional, and emotional life of Leonie Sandercock. With an impressive career spanning nearly half a century as an educator, researcher, artist, and practitioner, Sandercock is one of the leading figures in community planning, dedicating her life to pursuing social, cultural, and environmental justice through her work. In this book, Leonie Sandercock reflects on her past writings and films, which played an important role in redefining the field in more progressive directions, both in theory and practice. It includes previously published essays in conjunction with insightful commentaries prefacing each section, and four new essays, two discussing Sandercock’s most recent work on a feature-film project with Indigenous partners. Innovative, visionary, and audacious, Leonie’s community-based scholarship and practice in the fields of urban planning and community development have engaged some of the most intractable issues of our time – inequality, discrimination, and racism. Through award-winning books and films, she has influenced the planning field to become more culturally fluent, addressing diversity and difference through structural change. This book draws a map of hope for emerging planners dedicated to equity, justice, and sustainability. It will inspire the next generation of community planners, as well as current practitioners and students in planning, cultural studies, urban studies, architecture, and community development.

365 Days of Power

365 Days of Power

Author: Rick Renner

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9781606830802

Category: Religion

Page: 370

View: 952

Living a Christian life can be difficult with increased pressures from the enemy through relationship, finances, physical well-being, and mental strongholds-the challenges of living in a fallen world. You need, more than ever, the strength of God's Word to build up your inner man. It's that inner strength that will keep your faith strong and give you the ability to overcome the world. (1 John 5:4) This powerful collection of prayers and confessions are designed to help you build your inner man and help you grow spiritually as never before. Every day of the year, you can pray God's Word into your situations and confess His answers over your life. God's power is available to change your circumstances and help you overcome in every area. Rick Renner gives readers a powerful collection of prayers and confessions for every day of the year. Taken from his 1,000-page devotional, Sparkling Gems From the Greek, this smaller version contains all the prayers and confessions from the original book in a sleek format that is easy to use and understand. Each devotional prayer and confession is based on a powerful Scripture and in-depth Greek and Hebrew word studies. Readers will receive insight into the Scriptures and learn to pray according to God's Word and His will. By releasing these powerful prayers of faith, readers will grow spiritually like never before!