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Dreaming of a new reality: How restorative practices can reduce crime and violence, improve relationships and strengthen civil society.

Wachtel, Ted
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Bethlehem and Pipersville, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices and The Piper’s Press.

While the field of physics still searches for its “unified grand theory of everything” that can explain all physical phenomena, we have come upon a unified grand theory that explains how social entities may function best. This theory rests upon a fundamental hypothesis — that “people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make a positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them of for them.” This book shares true stories and growing evidence that support this premise — from varied fields of endeavor — in a growing social movement that is improving human behaviour and strengthening civil society around the world.” (Excerpt0


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