Perspectives on Nonviolence by V.K. KoolPerspectives on Nonviolence by V.K. Kool

Perspectives on Nonviolence

byV.K. Kool

Paperback | December 23, 2011

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Paddock has referred to societies as "anti-violent" that Inhibit the expressIon of aggresSion. In his book Violence and Aggression, KE. Moyer nas made a brief but interesting comparison of several violent and nonviolent cultures. Whereas studies of violence have ranged from genetic, cultural to Situation effects, and have been pursued through empirical and nonempirical methods over the past several decades, nonviolence did not become a favorite area of study among social scientists. Although it is impossible to make a complete list of the various reasons for the lack of interest among social scientists on this subject, it is generally believed that a lack of understanding of the concept and a failure to either develop or apply adequate methods are to Olame. Therefore we are not surprized that nonviolence has remained, by and large, a favorite topic among religious thinkers and leaders only. A good example of how people have difficulty understanding the concept of nonviolence came to me when I delivered a lecture to a group of political science students several years ago. I experienced similar problems when I spoke to the history and political science professors. Subsequent dialogues with faculty members in other disciplines convinced me that our perspectives on nonVIolence were not commonly clear to all of us. or course, most of us did agree on one thing--that Is, there Is a distinct difference separating Eastern from Western views of nonviolence.
Title:Perspectives on NonviolenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 23, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I-Keynote Address.- 1. The Role of Organized Nonviolence in Achieving Stable Peace.- Section II-Psychological and Sociological Perspectives.- 2. Explorations in the Nonviolent Personality.- 3. T.A.T. Responses of Some Nonviolent Individuals.- 4. Attributions of Cause, Responsibility and Blame Among Violent and Nonviolent Individuals.- 5. Nonviolence, Attribution of Intentionality and Dogmatism.- 6. Power, Personality, and the Dialectics of Nonviolence.- 7. Mohandas K. Gandhi: Nonviolence, Principles, and the Chamber-Pots.- 8. Dimensions of Moral Development Among Nonviolent Individuals.- 9. Psychology Ought to Honor the Paradoxical: The Power of Weakness.- 10. Toward a Methodology for Nonviolence.- 11. The Nuclear Age Persona: From Coping to Nonviolent Change.- 12. Evaluation Research of Nonviolent Action.- 13. "Killing the Messenger": Public Perceptions of Nonviolent Protest.- Section III-Philosophical Perspective.- 14. Nonviolence as New Science.- 15. Seven Forms of Nonviolence for Peace Research: A Conceptual Framework.- 16. The Limits of Nonviolence.- 17. The Paradoxes of Violence, Moral Violence, and Nonviolence.- 18. Ecological Nonviolence and the Hindu Tradition.- 19. Opposition to Violence: A Jewish Perspective.- 20. A Comparison of the Ethical Principles of Selected Old Testament Prophets and Gandhi.- Section IV-Social Work Perspective.- 21. Social Work Values, Nonviolence, Peace and Development.- 22. Toward a Nonviolent Reconceptualization of Intergenerational Conflict.- 23. Material Simplicity and Nonviolence.- 24. A New Way of Thinking: The Essentials of Nonviolent Living.- 25. The Idea of a Center for Global Nonviolence.- 26. Alternatives to Violence: An Educational Approach.- 27. Peace Education-A Response to Violence in Detroit.- Section V-Political and Historical Perspectives.- 28. Transnational Citizen Cooperation as Nonviolent Action.- 29. Nonviolence and International Relations: A Conceptual Analysis of Power from Scholarship in Nonviolent Action.- 30. The History of Nineteenth-Century American Peace Reform Press: Some Research and Directions.- Author Index.