Dr. Véronique Dudouet

Programme Director
Conflict Transformation Research
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Véronique Dudouet joined the Berghof research team in 2005 and has since coordinated various international projects on the roles of resistance/liberation movements and civil society organisations in conflict transformation.

Her current areas of interest include: negotiation and third-party intervention in asymmetric conflicts, transitions from armed to unarmed insurgencies, inclusive post-war governance and participatory action research. She also conducts research consultancies for various international agencies (including the European Parliament/External Action Service, UNDP and the OECD-DAC). Véronique has co-founded and edited several electronic peer-reviewed journals, and has published two edited books and numerous publications in the fields of conflict transformation and nonviolent resistance. As a scholar-activist, she has been involved in numerous anti-war and nonviolent campaigns, including as a volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the Palestinian territories.

She holds an MA and a PhD in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, UK, as well as a BA in political science and a postgraduate research diploma (DEA) in International Relations and Security from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Toulouse, France.

Latest Publications

  • “Violent mobilization of youth gangs by political parties”, in: Understanding a new generation of non-state armed groups. United Nations System Staff College/zif, 2015. link >
  • “Preface,” in: Louise Boon-Kuo, Ben Hayes, Vicki Sentas, Gavin Sullivan, Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation. International State Crime Initiative, February 2015. link >
  • (with Katrin Planta) Fit for negotiation? Options and risks in the political transformation of non-conventional armed groups. NOREF/Clingendael Institute, February 2015. link >
  • (Editor) Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from Armed to Nonviolent Struggle. Routledge, 2014. Book >

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