recommend and encourage all members of our community to read, "Gandhi's
Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution,"
by Mark Juergensmeyer. We will have a number of campus events
and programs related to the book in the Fall Quarter 2003. The UC
Davis bookstore has joined the Campus Community Book Project and
is offering the book at the discounted rate of $10.95. You can purchase
the book online at www.bookstore.ucdavis.edu
or visit the UC Davis Main Bookstore, Memorial Union Complex,
UC Davis Campus: One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Phone: (530)
752-6846. You can also purchase the book at Avid Reader: 617 Second
Street, Davis, CA 95616. Phone: (530) 758-4040, Fax: (530) 758-4084,
If you are interested in borrowing the book you can contact The
Office of Campus Community Relations at (530)752-2071 or contact
the UC Davis Shields Library at (530)752-2760 or visit the UC
Davis library website. Also,
students with disabilities may contact the Student Disability Center
at (530)752-3184 for an e-text version of "Gandhi's Way"
suitable for use with adaptive computer software.
Synopsis: Gandhi's Way is a primer of Mahatma Gandhi's principles
of moral action and conflict resolution. In it one finds a straightforward,
step-by-step approach that can be used in any conflict: at home,
in business; and in local, national or international arenas. The
book sets out Gandhi's basic methods and illustrates them with practical
examples to show how parties can rise above self-interest to find
resolutions that are beneficial and satisfying to all.
Mark Juergensmeyer's book offers us an opportunity to engage in
a rich dialogue on how to foster mutual respect for conflicting
ideologies, values, and perspectives in our multicultural environment.
In addition, we anticipate using this book to examine many of the
divergent perspectives within our community to determine viable
solutions to conflicting viewpoints.