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Appropriate Technology is regarded by many in the field of Peace or Conflict studies regarded as a valuable tool. This page links such studies to Demotech design initiatives and theory.

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Idea on paper Reduction till nill by replacing a product by a service Applicable in modern as well as in poor economies Research Research Rural as well as urban.

In a conflicting situation something has to change if a solution is to be found. A part of that change that will be regarded as an improvement by both the conflicting parties can come from a betterment of the economic situation. Appropriate Technology and as such the Demotech design initiatives can contribute to this.

Conflicts are caused by an unbalance in power that grows between the parties involved. To re-create an acceptable balance it can be appropriate to create new facilities and sources for income for the most marginalized party. Appropriate Technology in general and more specific Home Work can contribute to this.

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  • Non-Violent Actioin, the Gandhi Approach
    Books on Mahatma Gandhi are listed here. These books are linked to show the complete table of contents and excerpts.
  • Conflict Resolution and the Importance of Goal Setting
    Goal clarification is largely a matter of defining one's interests and values and getting clear about the interests and values of one's opponent. It is important for parties to be clear about what it is they want their opponents to do and how best to encourage them to do it. What sort of preferred future do parties want their opponent to help them create?
  • Peaceful Societies
    Peace cultures thrive on and are nourished by visions of how things might be, in a world where sharing and caring are part of the accepted lifeways for everyone. In this site a number of such societies are described

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