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New report on international support for inclusive political settlements

New report on international support for inclusive political settlements

09.02.2017 - In January 2017, the OECD’s International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) published a report co-written by Berghof research staff (Véronique Dudouet and Stina Lundström). Funded by the German Ministry for Cooperation (BMZ) and GIZ, the study entitled “Hitting the...

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Invitation: “National Dialogue Handbook” - Launch on 27 Feb 2017

Invitation: “National Dialogue Handbook” - Launch on 27 Feb 2017

24.01.2017 - Spaces are still available for the event launching the “National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners”, which will take place on 27 February at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Filling a gap in the current...

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The Peace Report 2016 didactic.

The Peace Report 2016 didactic.

24.01.2017 - Berghof Foundation (Programme Peace Education and Global Learning) conducted and published an accompanying teaching material for the second time: The Peace Report 2016 didactic.

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is dedicated to collecting and reflecting cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. It comes in the form of Articles and a Dialogue Series. more  >

Latest Contributions

  • Barbara Unger, Véronique Dudouet, Matteo Dressler and Beatrix Austin (Eds.): “Undeclared Wars”– Exploring a Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Jenny Pearce: The “Violence Turn” in Peace Studies and Practice. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Andy Carl: The (Not So) New Challenge of Responding to Armed Social Violence with Peacebuilding. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Gema Santamaría: From War-Making to Peacebuilding? Opportunities and Pitfalls of an Integral Approach to Armed Social Violence in Mexico. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser: The Value of Listening to Community Voices. A Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Marco Carmignani and Fernando Cavalcante : Countering Armed Social Violence in Guinea-Bissau: The Case of the Model Police Station. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager: Armed Social Violence and Peacebuilding: Towards an operational approach. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - lead article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >

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Inclusivity

Social, economic or political exclusion of large segments of society is known to be a key driver of intra-state wars. More inclusive polities and processes therefore are seen as a key element in transitions from violence to peace. Yet, what does such inclusivity entail? Who should be included in peace processes and political transitions, at what stage and to what end?   more >        all features >

Latest Resources

  • Erwin van Veen & Véronique Dudouet. International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF): Hitting the target but missing the point?. 2017. Assessing donor support for inclusive and legitimate politics in fragile societies. PDF >
  • Antonia Montanus, Nele Rathke, Barbara Unger: Organisations under pressure but powering on - the psychosocial approach within integrated management of threat. 2016. A model for human rights organisations and donor organisations. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir, Engjellushe Morina, Luxshi Vimalarajah: OSCE support to Insider Mediation. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • OSCE Support to Insider Mediation. KEY CONSIDERATIONS. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity. PDF >
  • Mir Mubashir & Luxshi Vimalarajah: BASELINE STUDY: Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) as Crucial Actors in Conflict Transformation Potential, Constraints, & Opportunities for Collaborative Support. 2016. Full Report. PDF >
  • Stina Lundström and Shadia Marhaban: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Combatants’ Post-War Community Leadership: Lessons Learnt from Aceh and Mindanao. 2016. Workshop Report. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström: Post-war Political Settlements: From Participatory Transition Processes to Inclusive State-building and Governance. 2016. Research Report. PDF >
  • Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal: Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations. 2016. Berlin. Berghof Grantee Publication. PDF >
  • Katrin Planta: Interdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State-based Conflict Resolution in Colombia. 2016. Colombia Case Study Report . PDF >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Pragmatism and Mistrust: The Interaction of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Liberia. 2016. Liberia Case Study Report. PDF >