Politics Is About Relationship: A Blueprint for the Citizens’ Century

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Politics is not just about power, but about relationships among people. Harold H. Saunders, former director of international affairs at the Kettering Foundation, focuses on politics as a process of continuous interaction engaging significant clusters of citizens in and out of government and the relationships they form to solve public problems in whole bodies politic across permeable borders, within or between countries.

Saunders is the architect of Sustained Dialogue, “a public peace process” designed to change relationships among those in deep-rooted human conflicts. He served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs between 1978 and 1981.

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