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The technology of nonviolence : social media and violence prevention

Author: Joseph G Bock
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Tunisian and Egyptian protestors famously made use of social media to rally supporters and disseminate information as the "Arab Spring" began to unfold in 2010. Less well known, but with just as much potential to bring about social change, are ongoing local efforts to use social media and other forms of technology to prevent deadly outbreaks of violence. In "The Technology of Nonviolence," Joseph Bock describes and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph G Bock
ISBN: 9780262017626 0262017628
OCLC Number: 765880838
Description: xxi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Towards an applied theory of violence prevention --
Reporting and warning about deadly possibilities --
Organizing against ethnoreligious violence in Ahmedabad --
Overcoming gang violence in Chicago --
Counteracting ethnoreligious violence in Sri Lanka --
Crowdsourcing during post-election violence in Kenya --
Foisting tribal violence in East Africa --
Comparing the approaches --
How to intervene effectively --
What to do when violence prevention is unlikely to work --
Concerns about misallocation of resources --
Future directions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Joseph G. Bock ; foreword by John Paul Lederach.


How technology and community organizing can combine to help prevent violence, with examples from Chicago to Sri Lanka.  Read more...
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[The Technology of Nonviolence] will be an engaging and informative read for any global-development professional and for any other reader who longs for a more peaceful world.-The Futurist

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