1.15 – Types of Struggles to Disintegrate Dictatorship

January 15th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted from books published by Albert Einstein Institution. Be inspired! Be coordinated! And take action! (የበቃ! ትግል ዓይነቶች) Which Way to Liberation? In conflicts between a dictatorship and a dominated population, it is necessary for the populace to determine whether they wish … Continue reading »

1.14 – UNITY through Understanding Others, Reconciliation & Reconstruction – Overview

January 14th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. There is no one-size-fits-all global reconciliation program The outcome of the various reconciliation programs is the promotion of national unity and transformation, and the healing of a traumatized, divided, … Continue reading »

1.13 – Dialogue – How to Disagree Politely (Part III)

January 13th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. When we come in contact with different ethnic or religious group to develop a common platform, there are moments that we agree or disagree with their point of views. … Continue reading »

1.12 – Dialogue – How to Agree to Disagree (Part II)

January 12th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Disagreement is a very useful tool in life to drive improvement and progress. Yet disagreement is seen as an unpleasant state of affairs by most people and therefore it … Continue reading »

Religions as Agents of Reconciliation

January 12th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. In the last decade there has been heightened awareness o… Continue reading »

The Practice of Reconciliation

January 12th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. The principle of … Continue reading »

1.11– Dialogue – How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

January 11th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. Negotiating is bargaining for self interest, whereas Dialoguing is satisfying the Others’ interests as well. To understand the Others, first we have to try and know them in their … Continue reading »

1.10 – The VALUES of Transformative Reconciliation

January 10th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources. “Reconciliation is a meeting ground where trust and mercy have met, and where justice and peace have kissed.” In simpler terms, it’s about bringing people together to move them … Continue reading »

1.9 — A General PROCESS for Transformative Reconciliation

January 9th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources The accommodation to be made through the Process of Transformative Reconciliation is not one of compensation to fellow human beings who have been misjudged as less than equal. It … Continue reading »

1.8 – COLLABORATION for Transformatve Reconciliation & Unity

January 8th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources When we think of discussions as a contest, conflict occurs because we are more concerned with getting what we want than with attempting to understand each other’s needs, harms … Continue reading »