Books and Materials
The Quaker Coalition for a Department of Peace, by Anne Creter
Here you will find information on the new books published by TRANSCEND University Press (TUP), founded by Prof. Johan Galtung, the pioneer of Peace Research and founder of the TRANSCEND International Network.
The founding of TUP marks the 50th anniversary of Johan Galtung’s engagement in Peace Research and Peace Action, and also celebrates the 15th anniversary of the TRANSCEND Network.
“We believe there is, at this moment, a window of opportunity for transformative peacebuilding to come of age, to be taken seriously by governments, social movements and business alike. While many injustices and conflicts across the world continue to resist conventional, often militarised solutions, environmental factors are introducing an additional and increasingly devastating new element for the future. There is a clear and urgent need for fresh approaches. However, the international peace and development community is in our view not currently capable of taking this opportunity. It is not simply a question of size or resources. Despite all the achievements to date, we believe much well intentioned work may be largely irrelevant to the change that is needed, at both local and global levels.”
Visiting Brazil and Ghana, report from Miki’s recent trip
“Imagine that you are talking to a state legislator about peace and reducing violence, and in response you hear: “Are you another one of those anti-war people? Don’t you understand we are waging war for peace?” How would you respond? ” By Dot Maver and Miki Kashtan on the role of nonviolent communication in lobbying for a US Department of Peace.
This book is a lessons-learned document drawn from a 3 year research within the Reflecting on Peace Practice Project organized by the Collaborative for Development Action examining 26 experiences from agencies around the world about the effectiveness of peace practice.
In the Conflict Data Service (CDS) INCORE maintains a comprehensive database and resource guide to conflict-prone regions & countries, to the variety of interdisciplinary studies and themes generated by conflict and peace/conflict research and has an extensive list of academic programmes, research opportunities, institutes, organizations working in peace, conflict and reconciliation research, teaching policy and practice.
This handbook aims to help development actors communicate better.
INCORE offers a variety of online services to those interested in peace and conflict issues. We review the latest relevant literature and publish these reviews in our Ethnic Conflict Research Digest where they can be searched using a combination of criteria.
This online “how-to” guide is designed to help people plan and understand a specific process behind effective and field-tested community mobilisation. programmes.