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About Stephanie Van Hook

Stephanie Van Hook works to facilitate a global nonviolent transformation from violent systems of oppression to nonviolent systems of empowerment. To this end, she believes in the power of trial and error, parallel institutions, and building on what works. She is the director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, director of Conflict Resolution Services on the Green Shadow Cabinet and a board member of Peace Workers.

Articles by Stephanie Van Hook

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Transforming anger into nonviolent power

Anger, rage and a desire for revenge are all reasonable and justified in the face of armed attacks, abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with these things.

The limits of non-cooperation as a strategy for social change

Civil disobedience is vital, but it is insufficient to transform society. A new science of cooperation illuminates the path ahead.

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