1.7 – Developing TRUST for Transformatve Reconciliation & Unity

January 7th, 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 through collaboration, building trust and cooperation restores the capacity to live with or alongside the others. It allows us, while remembering, to bring closure to a chapter in … Continue reading »

1.6 – Cooperative Behavior for Transformatve Reconciliation & Unity

January 6th, 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. Without UNITY There is no Mass Disobedience/Civil Resistance Understanding and Reconciliation restores the capacity to unite, to live with or alongside the others. It allows us, while remembering, to … Continue reading »

1.5 – Key Principles of Transformative Reconciliation

January 5th, 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 following are key essential qualities needed for the success of transformative reconciliation: 1. To create an emotional connection between people who would not normally meet and who would … Continue reading »

1.4 – Introduction – Transformative Reconciliation

January 4th, 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. “NEVER AGAIN” is a central rallying cry of Understanding Others, Reconciliation, Reconstruction and Restorative Transformation programs. It is a justice system intended to be both preventive and restorative. If … Continue reading »

1.3 – What is Transformative Reconciliation?

January 3rd, 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. Even though there is a general agreement on the basic outlines of transformative reconciliation, those in the field have been unable to come to a consensus on its specific … Continue reading »

1.2 – Why Mass Uprising Works

January 2nd, 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! Ronald Francisco and others have found that regime crackdowns produce backfire and increase mobilization, whereas other scholars have found variation in the effects of repression on mobilization. … Continue reading »

1.1 – Reliance on Outside Saviors from a Dictatorship

January 1st, 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! The view that the oppressed are unable to act effectively is sometimes accurate for a certain time period. As noted, often oppressed people are unwilling and temporarily … Continue reading »