Conflict Research

Conflict transformation is a complex process, involving changing the relationships, interests, discourses and underlying structures that encourage and condition violent political conflict. In our research work we address the deeply rooted structural causes of conflict, and seek particularly to develop innovative approaches to the peaceful transformation of violent and protracted social conflict. While our core interest is applied research, we also host PhD projects that contribute to relevant theoretical debates.

The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation
Our flagship publication is the Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation. Continuously updated, this world-renowned resource offers an online platform for academics and practitioners alike to discuss ideas and exchange experiences in conflict transformation. The Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series comprises topic-focused analyses, comments and discussions by researchers and practitioners in our field.

Berghof Handbook website