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Nonviolence in practice

Conflict, democracy and religion
ByRoberto Baldoli

This chapter outlines the consequences of the reconstruction of nonviolence at the descriptive, praxeological and religious levels. Section one shows that means and ends are reconciled, and the complexity of nonviolence is preserved. Section two focuses on the praxeological level. Nonviolence emerges as a transformative realism building up trust and social capital, with important consequences at the level of politics, policy and polity. Finally, section three shows that nonviolence offers a plural post-secular narrative of change to religion, which is able to build up de facto the Assisi Presumption.