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Nightmare Scenario

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From the Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta—the definitive account of the Trump administration’s tragic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaos, incompetence, and craven politicization that has led to more than a half million American deaths and counting. Since the day Donald Trump was elected, his critics warned that an unexpected crisis would test the former reality-television host—and they predicted that the president would prove unable to meet the moment. In 2020, that crisis came to pass, with the outcomes more devastating and consequential than anyone dared to imagine. Nightmare Scenario is the complete story of Donald Trump’s handling—and mishandling—of the COVID-19 catastrophe, during the period of January 2020 up to Election Day that year. Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta take us deep inside the White House, from the Situation Room to the Oval Office, to show how the members of the administration launched an all-out war against the health agencies, doctors, and scientific communities, all in their futile attempts to wish away the worst global pandemic in a century. From the initial discovery of this new coronavirus, President Trump refused to take responsibility, disputed the recommendations of his own pandemic task force, claimed the virus would “just disappear,” mocked advocates for safe-health practices, and encouraged his base and the entire GOP to ignore or rescind public health safety measures. Abutaleb and Paletta reveal the numerous times officials tried to dissuade Trump from following his worst impulses as he defied recommendations from the experts and even members of his own administration. And they show how the petty backstabbing and rivalries among cabinet members, staff, and aides created a toxic environment of blame, sycophancy, and political pressure that did profound damage to the public health institutions that Americans needed the most during this time. Even after an outbreak in the fall that swept through the White House and infected Trump himself, he remained defiant in his approach to the virus, very likely costing him his own reelection. Based on exhaustive reporting and hundreds of hours of interviews from inside the disaster zone at all levels of authority, Nightmare Scenario is a riveting account of how the United States government failed its people as never before, a tragedy whose devastating aftershocks will linger and be felt by generations to come.

A Perfect Moral Storm

A Perfect Moral Storm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199702152
Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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A Perfect Moral Storm by Stephen M. Gardiner Book Resume:

Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." --Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. --Required reading." --Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." --Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." --Peter Singer, Princeton University

The Real Me

The Real Me [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1631577042
Author: Mark Eyre
Publisher: Business Expert Press
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The Real Me by Mark Eyre Book Resume:

Modern society is ill. Many people sit in their work cubicle, at jobs that are stressful and unfulfilling. With a boss they don’t like. With a mortgage they cannot afford. With relationships that aren’t all they could be. With a work-life balance that’s all work and no life. It’s no wonder there’s a stress and depression epidemic in the Western world. Many people have simply lost themselves. Is this you? If so, life doesn’t have to be like this. You can choose to live life in a different way. Most people will say that they want more than anything to be themselves and to make a difference. This book is about how to be true to yourself in a society that more than ever pushes us to disguise who we are, so we end up pretending to be who we’re not. How can I find a way to be myself? Join Mark Eyre to find your own real me, and along the way, pick up some practical strategies and approaches to help you express who you really are. It’s time to join the journey of a lifetime, and in the words of George Eliot, to “be who you might have been.”

Scenario Based Strategy

Scenario Based Strategy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131705928X
Author: Paul de Ruijter
Publisher: Routledge
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Scenario Based Strategy by Paul de Ruijter Book Resume:

We need strategy. The world is changing, the future uncertain. What is required is vision: What might the future bring? Where is our business going? What are our fundamental business values? This book is a manual for all those who want to apply strategy in organisations. It is intended for everyone who wants to put the future on the agenda, to look beyond the short term and beyond mere profit. It describes in practical terms the eight questions we must continually discuss in order to pursue a future-proof strategy in a dynamic and uncertain world: mission, trends, scenarios, options, vision, roadmap, action and monitoring. If you are dissatisfied with an approach to strategy based on simple backward looking analysis, management controls and problems solving after the fact, but would like to make a positive contribution to thinking about the future, Scenario-based Strategy offers the instruments to turn your intention into practice. The text provides examples from commercial to government and trade organizations; showing how others have undertaken future explorations and how they used these explorations to create a dynamic strategy. Paul de Ruijter has a deep insight into the theory, alongside practical experience working with some of the most highly regarded and resilient organizations. The result is a rich combination of methodology and practical, engaging examples that shows you how to go about creating an agenda for the future.

Climate Engineering

Climate Engineering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498586686
Author: Daniel Edward Callies
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Climate Engineering by Daniel Edward Callies Book Resume:

Should we research, develop, and deploy climate engineering technology? Drawing upon contemporary moral and political theory, this book offers a normative perspective on such questions, ultimately making the case in favor of research and regulation guided by norms of legitimacy, distributive justice, and procedural justice.

Scenario-Focused Engineering

Scenario-Focused Engineering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0133967255
Author: Austina De Bonte,Drew Fletcher
Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Scenario-Focused Engineering by Austina De Bonte,Drew Fletcher Book Resume:

Blend the art of innovation with the rigor of engineering Great technology alone is rarely sufficient to ensure a product’s success. Scenario-Focused Engineering is a customer-centric, iterative approach used to design and deliver the seamless experiences and emotional engagement customers demand in new products. In this book, you’ll discover the proven practices and lessons learned from real-world implementations of this approach, including why delight matters, what it means to be customer-focused, and how to iterate effectively using the Fast Feedback Cycle. In an engineering environment traditionally rooted in strong analytics, the ideas and practices for Scenario-Focused Engineering may seem counter-intuitive. Learn how to change your team’s mindset from deciding what a product, service, or device will do and solving technical problems to discovering and building what customers actually want. Improve the methods and mindsets you use to: Select a target customer to maximize carryover Discover your customer’s unarticulated needs Use storytelling to align your team and partners Mitigate tunnel vision to generate more innovative ideas Use experimentation to fail fast and learn Solicit early and ongoing feedback Iterate using a funnel-shaped approach Manage your projects around end-to-end experiences Build a team culture that puts the customer first

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1606237756
Author: Gillian Butler,Melanie Fennell,Ann Hackmann
Publisher: Guilford Press
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders by Gillian Butler,Melanie Fennell,Ann Hackmann Book Resume:

Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies. The authors draw on extensive experience and research to provide a framework for constructing lucid formulations of complex cases. They identify obstacles that frequently arise during the early, middle, and later stages of treatment and present a wide range of practical solutions. The volume demonstrates clear-cut yet flexible ways to enhance client engagement, foster metacognitive awareness, facilitate emotional processing, address low self-esteem and fear of uncertainty, and much more. Reproducible handouts and forms are included.

Africa

Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847314171
Author: Jeremy I Levitt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Africa by Jeremy I Levitt Book Resume:

The principal aim of this work is to provide a forum for leading international lawyers with experience and interest in Africa to address a broad range of intellectual challenges concerning the contribution of African states and peoples to international law. As such, the volume addresses orthodox topics of international law - such as jurisdiction and intervention - but tackles them from an African perspective, and seeks to ask whether, in each case, the African perspective is unique or affirms existing arrangements of international law. The book cannot come at a more important time. While international legal discourse has been captured by the challenge of terrorism since September 11, 2001, there are clear signs that other issues are returning to the fore. Political interest in Africa has undergone a global revival, and the OAU has been transformed into the African Union. Infrastructural challenges, along with those taking place in regional contexts, have effectively mapped a new politico-legal landscape for Africa. This, and more, is explored, and the key normative questions are addressed in a series of essays by leading Africanist scholars. 'This is a remarkable collection of essays that clearly and concisely demonstrates that Africa has and will continue to play a major role in fashioning new norms of international law and policy and contribute to its progressive development by affirming existing norms. Professor Levitt is to be commended for having the vision, leadership and intellectual prowess to produce this excellent text. The book signals a major shift from the study of Africa as a basket case to a normative market place.' Akua Kuenyehia, Vice President, International Criminal Court 'Professor Levitt's work, Africa: Mapping New Boundaries in International Law, is pathbreaking in the true sense of that word. Through old and new voices, it excavates the singular contributions of Africa to a discipline that is marked by Eurocentrism and imperial aspirations. The authors, taking their cue from the indefatigable and insightful Professor Levitt, establish beyond a shadow of a doubt the enormity of the normative contributions that Africa has made to international law. The book must therefore be seen as a defining contribution to the multiculturalization of international law. It is for this reason that Professor Levitt is among the most important American academics working and thinking in international law today.' Makau Mutua, Interim Dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor, State University of New York Buffalo Law School

Peaceful Persuasion

Peaceful Persuasion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791485358
Author: Ellen W. Gorsevski
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Peaceful Persuasion by Ellen W. Gorsevski Book Resume:

Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.

New Methuselahs

New Methuselahs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262347237
Author: John K. Davis
Publisher: MIT Press
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New Methuselahs by John K. Davis Book Resume:

An examination of the ethical issues raised by the possibility of human life extension, including its desirability, unequal access, and the threat of overpopulation. Life extension—slowing or halting human aging—is now being taken seriously by many scientists. Although no techniques to slow human aging yet exist, researchers have successfully slowed aging in yeast, mice, and fruit flies, and have determined that humans share aging-related genes with these species. In New Methuselahs, John Davis offers a philosophical discussion of the ethical issues raised by the possibility of human life extension. Why consider these issues now, before human life extension is a reality? Davis points out that, even today, we are making policy and funding decisions about human life extension research that have ethical implications. With New Methuselahs, he provides a comprehensive guide to these issues, offering policy recommendations and a qualified defense of life extension. After an overview of the ethics and science of life extension, Davis considers such issues as the desirability of extended life; whether refusing extended life is a form of suicide; the Malthusian threat of overpopulation; equal access to life extension; and life extension and the right against harm. In the end, Davis sides neither with those who argue that there are no moral objections to life enhancement nor with those who argue that the moral objections are so strong that we should never develop it. Davis argues that life extension is, on balance, a good thing and that we should fund life extension research aggressively, and he proposes a feasible and just policy for preventing an overpopulation crisis.

Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition

Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1464963282
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Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition by , Book Resume:

Issues in General Physics Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about General Physics Research. The editors have built Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about General Physics Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Scenario Planning

Scenario Planning [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230511627
Author: M. Lindgren,H. Bandhold
Publisher: Springer
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Scenario Planning by M. Lindgren,H. Bandhold Book Resume:

Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and cases to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy. They argue that the concept of scenario planning is as much an art as a practical management tool.

Authoritarian Nightmare

Authoritarian Nightmare [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612199062
Author: John W. Dean,Bob Altemeyer
Publisher: Melville House
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Authoritarian Nightmare by John W. Dean,Bob Altemeyer Book Resume:

One of American political history's most famous figures, who knows what it's like to stand up to an authoritarian White House, joins with an expert on authoritarianism to take a piercing look at how someone like Donald Trump and his followers achieved power—and what they might do to keep it ... John Dean, of Watergate fame, knows what it's like to work for a strong-willed, vindictive president. But even Richard Nixon, says Dean, didn't have the raw lust for power that Donald Trump has. Nor the lack of skill. Nor the deep, willful ignorance of our democracy. So how did such a person achieve power? Suspecting the answer lay in understanding Trump's base constituency, Dean has partnered with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology whose expertise is the study of authoritarianism, to see why Trump's base is so faithful to him, no matter what he does. Why do evangelical Christians support him, for example, despite his well-documented sexual predations? Why do so many working class Americans support him, despite the way he works against their interests? Why do facts and logic not change their minds? By drawing on some psychological diagnostic tools (such as the "Power Mad Scale" and the "Con Man Scale") and looking at other historic authoritarians and their movements, Dean and Altemeyer offer not only an eye-opening revelation of how Trump and his followers have gotten where they have . . . but a road map to where they may go next.

Latin America and the Asian Giants

Latin America and the Asian Giants [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081572697X
Author: Riordan Roett,Guadalupe Paz
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
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Latin America and the Asian Giants by Riordan Roett,Guadalupe Paz Book Resume:

How an evolving relationship with China and India is changing Latin America's political and economic dynamics. In the years since China has adopted a "going global" strategy to promote its overseas investment, expand export markets, and gain much-needed access to natural resources abroad, Sino–Latin American relations have both deepened and broadened at an unexpectedly rapid pace. The main driver behind this sea change in bilateral relations has been economic complementarity, with resource-rich countries in Latin America exporting primary goods to the Asian giants' growing market and China exporting manufactured goods back into the region. In recent years, Sino–Latin American relations have matured considerably, becoming far more nuanced and multifaceted than ever before. India is a relatively new player in the region, but has slowly strengthened its ties. As one of Asia's largest markets, it offers interesting parallels to the Chinese case. Will Indo–Latin American ties follow a similar path? The main areas of growth include trade and investment, mining, energy, information technology, motor vehicle production, and pharmaceuticals. To what extent these changing dynamics will redefine Latin America's relations with India is a question of increasing relevance for policymakers. This volume offers a review of key cross-regional trends and critical policy issues involving the changing relationship between these two Asian giants and Latin America. Selected country case studies—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico—provide a more in-depth analysisof the implications of China's and India's evolving interaction with the region.

The Nightmare Game

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Author: Raymond Johnson
Publisher: Spectrum Publishing
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The Nightmare Game by Raymond Johnson Book Resume:

A game designed to shatter the minds of the people who play it. A thief on a mission to save his sister. An ambitious demon masquerading as an artificial intelligence When Ramzan steals from the Chechnyan Mafia to create a better life for his sister, he knows he’s pissing off the wrong people. They want their money, and they’ve created a diabolical method of extracting information from their enemies. Full Immersion Virtual Reality sounds great, until he learns the horrors this incredible technology can cook up. Now, he must keep his wits up and his sanity points high as he battles hordes of fearsome abominations on his quest to escape. Zombies, lycanthropes, slime monsters and more stand in his way, controlled by a devious programmer that doesn’t play fair. Can Ramzan protect his secrets and maintain his sanity against this psychological onslaught? Will he succumb to the terror, and become the monster he set out destroy? He’s gotta stay sharp, and he’s gotta stay sane, if he has a hope of escaping… The Nightmare Game System. The original MMORPG Murder, Mutilation, Offensive, Repulsive Player Game

Climate Ethics

Climate Ethics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780199750580
Author: Stephen Gardiner,Simon Caney,Dale Jamieson,Henry Shue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Climate Ethics by Stephen Gardiner,Simon Caney,Dale Jamieson,Henry Shue Book Resume:

This collection gathers a set of seminal papers from the emerging area of ethics and climate change. Topics covered include human rights, international justice, intergenerational ethics, individual responsibility, climate economics, and the ethics of geoengineering. Climate Ethics is intended to serve as a source book for general reference, and for university courses that include a focus on the human dimensions of climate change. It should be of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity.

Scenario Planning - Revised and Updated

Scenario Planning - Revised and Updated [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230233589
Author: Mats Lindgren,H. Bandhold
Publisher: Springer
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Scenario Planning - Revised and Updated by Mats Lindgren,H. Bandhold Book Resume:

Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long-term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and case studies to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy and innovation.

The Art of Transforming Nightmares

The Art of Transforming Nightmares [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738763012
Author: Clare R. Johnson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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The Art of Transforming Nightmares by Clare R. Johnson Book Resume:

Learn how to transform your nightmares into healing, creative, and spiritual gifts The Art of Transforming Nightmares is a friendly, hands-on guide to help you tap into the immensely rich gifts that bad dreams offer up when we work with them in healing ways. Dr. Clare Johnson, world-leading expert on lucid dreaming, shares her best practical tips for overcoming nightmares and a unique Nightmare Solution Quiz that identifies your personal sleeper-dreamer type so you can fast-track to the transformative techniques that work best for you. With over forty practices and fifteen tailor-made nightmare solution programs, this guidebook helps you set up your own unique program for transforming your dreamlife. It shares practical tools to reduce nightmare frequency, manage sleep paralysis, resolve distressing dreams, and release fear. You'll tap into the deep wisdom of your unconscious mind and discover how to transform your night of sleep into a beautiful, healing refuge so that you wake up energized and ready to lead a life of happiness and wonder.

Presentations of the 2010 Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meetup

Presentations of the 2010 Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meetup [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443830747
Author: Gypsey Elaine Teague
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Presentations of the 2010 Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meetup by Gypsey Elaine Teague Book Resume:

In November 2010, a small but growing group of Victorian Alternate Historians, often referred to as Steampunk, met for the first conference of its kind. There was music, fashion, merchants, and all the other trappings of the Victorian time period set in a venue of “what if.” What set this conference apart was the academic nature of the presentations. Utilizing the internet and scholarly publications, a call for papers was sent out and the response was impressive. Faculty, graduate students, specialists, and general interest writers wrote, prepared, and presented on a wide array of subject matters. This publication is the culmination of those presentations. Before, during, and after the conference, Steampunk became a much debated and discussed subject on our list servers and emails. While some had no idea what Steampunk was and others had an idea that they thought was correct, there was no “one size fits all” definition to this new genre. It was at that point that a number of us that had been at the conference sat down and tried to describe the phenomenon. This is what we came up with: Steampunk is a juxtaposition of science fiction, fantasy, and Victorian alternate history. Its roots are in the literature and architecture of the late 19th century while having its branches reach into the future. It is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the music of Abney Park, the engineering of Nikola Tesla, and the aviation of helium and hot air. In the 1980s a subculture of science fiction found a foothold in literature and science fiction conventions. These “paths not taken” alternative histories gave the cyberpunk and Goth followers at the conventions a new path to follow. There were the works of H. G. Wells, the undersea submersible of Captain Nemo in Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Victorian work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to start with. Add to that the architecture of the Victorian age as a gentrification in many of the inner cities of America and England, and you have a breeding ground for something not quite realized but possibly attainable.

The Non-Linearity of Peace Processes

The Non-Linearity of Peace Processes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3866496346
Author: Daniela Körppen,Norbert Ropers,Hans J. Giessmann
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
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The Non-Linearity of Peace Processes by Daniela Körppen,Norbert Ropers,Hans J. Giessmann Book Resume:

Systemic thinking in peacebuilding This is the first comprehensive publication analysing the value added by integrating systemic thinking and peacebuilding theory and practice. Against the background of different case studies, practitioners and scholars frame their various understandings of systemic thinking and present a great variety of systemic concepts, such as systems theory, systemic action research and constellation work. Furthermore, this volume links current discussions about peacebuilding with various systemic discourses. It analyses to what extent systemic thinking and systemic methods are helpful in further developing existing approaches to conflict transformation. In addition, most recent debates in the peacebuilding field, e.g. on liberal peace, the relevance of conflict analysis for strategy planning, bridging the attribution gap, the non-linearity of conflict dynamics, etc., are taken aacount of.