The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding
"Strategic Peacebuilding" recognizes the complexity and the effort this elusive ideal requires. Schirch singles out four critical actions that must be undertaken if peace is to take root at any level:
1) Waging conflict nonviolently;
2) Reducing direct violence;
3) transforming relationships; and
4) Building capacity.
She never imagines this to be quick-or an individual-task. Her clear and incisive strategy encourages enabling many approaches to peace, honestly assessing who holds power, and persuading and coercing, but always with keen judgment and precise timing.