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Unsere Veröffentlichungen dienen dazu, einen vertiefenden Einblick in die vielen Facetten unserer Arbeit zu geben. Dabei streben wir insbesondere danach, einen regen Austausch zwischen Forschung, Praxis und Lehre/Training im Bereich Konflikttransformation zu ermöglichen. Unser renommiertes Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation bietet hier eine ausgewiesene Plattform für internationalen Austausch und intensive Diskussionen. Darüber hinaus veröffentlichen wir in weiteren Reihen: Berghof Papers (Beiträge aus Forschung, Praxis und Politikberatung), Berghof Policy Briefs sowie Lehr- und Lernmaterialien in der Reihe Berghof Educational & Multimedia. Zusätzlich bieten wir ausgewählte Artikel, Projektberichte und andere Materialen an, die sich für unsere Partner in der Praxis als nützlich erweisen. Eine Vielzahl unserer Veröffentlichungen kann in unserem Shop gekauft oder kostenfrei heruntergeladen werden.

Engaging with whom? Opportunities and Challenges of PVE approaches in Germany and Iraq

Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 - comment

This comment on the lead article to our Handbook Dialogue on Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism discusses Abu-Nimer’s suggestion to engage more seriously with religious agencies and actors, using Iraq as an example. It examines how religion and its identity components are being integrated in project structures of international NGOs (INGOs) in Iraq and the limitations of this approach. It also presents the negative impact of CVE/PVE approaches on practitioners in the field of international media development. Finally, the article discusses the German Government’s ‘Live Democracy!’ to support the call for a holistic ‘idealism’ approach in PVE.


Autor
Maral Jekta
Jahr
2018
Medientyp
PDF

أسس تيسير الحوار. د. نوربرت روبرس


Autor
Norbert Ropers
Sprachen
Arabic
Medientyp
PDF

Changing the past in our heads. A facilitator's guide to listening workshops

Educational & Multimedia

The history of this manual goes back to November 2012, when the Berghof Foundation’s Caucasus Programme gathered young people from Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to learn how to record biographical interviews and discuss questions of history, memory and conflict. This was the starting point of a process involving Georgian, Abkhaz and South Ossetian stakeholders of war-memorialization: the “Berghof History Dialogue Process”.


Autor
Andrea Zemskov-Zuege & Oliver Wolleh (eds.)
Jahr
2018
Medientyp
PDF

From Power Mediation to Dialogue Support? Assessing the European Union's Capabilities for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Research Report

This paper presents results from the European Union Horizon 2020-funded project “Whole-of-Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding”(WOSCAP). It is one of three cross-country comparative assessments of EU capabilities for conflict prevention and peacebuilding with regards to various thematic 'clusters' of external intervention. The other two comparative studies deal with EU support for security sector reform and decentralisation reform. The empirical contents are primarily based on field research carried out by local partner organisations in Mali, Yemen, Georgia and Ukraine. For more information on the WOSCAP project, see the website http://www.woscap.eu/.


Autor
Karin Göldner-Ebenthal & Véronique Dudouet
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Medientyp
PDF

Conflict sensitive refugee assistance (engl.)

Educational & Multimedia

Documentation of project activities “Nonviolent Education in Jordan 2016”


Autor
Dagmar Nolden & Cassandra Schützko
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2016
Format
DINA4

Basics of Dialogue Facilitation

Educational & Multimedia

This small booklet aims at providing some guidance, inspiration and practical tools for those who are engaged in the planning and facilitation of dialogue processes or who are advocating for dialogue as a means for solving conflict. Initially, the publication started out as a handout, sharing insights into setting up and conducting constructive dialogues around contentious issues specifically in contexts of violence-prone conflict. Norbert Ropers, together with numerous insider mediators and external experts, drew it together based on joint decades of experience in accompanying and facilitating such constructive conversations and negotiations. Its audience were first and foremost local practitioners. The "handout" subsequently met with great interest and has been translated into Arabic and in parts into Spanish and Thai. Among the wealth of works on dialogue facilitation and methodology, its simplicity and its focus on working in settings of political and sometimes violence-prone conflict settings have set it apart.


Autor
Norbert Ropers,
Herausgeber
Berghof Foundation
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Format
Din A4

National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners


Grounded in a series of contemporary case studies, this Handbook aims to contribute to the nascent debate about National Dialogue, bringing together insights and expertise from diverse regions. In doing so,it seeks to present systematic reflections and offer practical advice. The Handbook thus supports conflict stake-holders and practitioners (both local and international) to grapple with the challenges they face and to pursue the most appropriate design for their particular context. Moving beyond simplistic approaches, the Handbook also seeks to provide an overview of National Dialogue processes, drawing from the expertise and practices of scholars and practitioners.

Conceptual and Case Studies >


Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Medientyp
PDF

Promoting Direct and Structural Peace Education in Iran

Peace Education Course - Manual for Trainers (engl.)

The peace education manual is the result of the cooperation between Berghof Foundation and the Tehran Peace Museum as part of the project “Promoting Peace Education in Iran”. It covers the main topics peace and peace education, violence and nonviolence, conflict and conflict transformation as well as global citizenship. Each section includes worksheets, ideas for the course conception and background material. The manual was specifically developed for Iran, but may also be used in other contexts as an introductory course to peace education.


Autor
Bauer, Isabella, Isabella M. Bauer, Uli Jäger, Yalda Khosravi, Elaheh Pooyandeh, Fateme Shadi Afrooz
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2016
Medientyp
PDF

Format
DINA4

Dealing with the Past. Supporting people-centred “working-through” the legacies of violence

Policy Brief No. 6

This policy brief hones in on the specific ways in which a people-centred approach to dealing with the past can be built from the ground up,complementing the previous Berghof Policy Brief no. 5. It works through the commonalities and differences between transitional justice,reconciliation and dealing with the past; and puts emphasis on the dual roles of the victims and their potential in either escalating or de-escalating violent approaches to conflict.


Autor
Beatrix Austin
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Medientyp
PDF

Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2016


Our Annual Report provides information about the projects that we have worked ontogether with our partners in 2016. A particular light is shed on our support tonational dialogues, an approach that has raised interest among conflict partiesin countries that are transitioning from an autocratic system to more participatorygovernance.

Herausgeber
Berghof Foundation
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Hitting the target but missing the point?

Assessing donor support for inclusive and legitimate politics in fragile societies

The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding’s ‘New Deal for engagement in Fragile States’ (“New Deal”) of late 2011 promised an end to ‘business as usual’ with regard to development efforts in fragile environments. This report takes stock of the question of how bilateral and multilateral donors have conceptualized and implemented their commitment to promote ‘legitim ate and inclusive political settlements and conflict resolution’ (PSG1). On the basis of empirical evidence acquired through case studies in Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Timor-Leste, the report finds that, at best, donors work with an incomplete and inadequate understanding of the typically fragmented and highly contested politics of fragile societies beyond the formal representatives of their governments and administrations.


Autor
Erwin van Veen & Véronique Dudouet.
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2017
Medientyp
PDF

Friedensgutachten 2016 didaktisch

Educational & Multimedia

Jedes Jahr veröffentlichen fünf Friedensforschungsinstitute in Deutschland ein Friedensgutachten. Die Berghof Foundation (Programm Friedenspädagogik und Globales Lernen) hat zum zweiten Mal ein pädagogisch-didaktisches Begleitmaterial erarbeitet und veröffentlicht: Friedensgutachten 2016 didaktisch. Das Friedensgutachten 2016 didaktisch setzt sich insbesondere mit den Themen Flucht(ursachen), Kleinwaffen-/Rüstungsexport, Schutzverantwortung (Responsibility to Protect) sowie Radikalisierung/“Islamischer Staat“ auseinander. Es wendet sich vor allem an Schulen (Sekundarstufe II) und macht diese brandaktuellen, gesellschaftlich kontrovers diskutierten Herausforderungen mit Texten, Fotos, Karikaturen und Arbeitshinweisen als didaktische Handreichung zugänglich. Die Broschüre entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH) und wurde von der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung gefördert.Es wird eine Schutzgebühr von 5,00€ erhoben.


Autor
Julia Oschinski & Nadine Ritzi
Sprachen
Deutsch
Jahr
2017
Medientyp
Hardcopy

Preis in €
5.00

OSCE support to Insider Mediation. Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity


Strengthening mediation capacities, networking and complementarity


Autor
Mir Mubashir, Engjellushe Morina, Luxshi Vimalarajah
Sprachen
English
Medientyp
PDF

Post-war Political Settlements: From Participatory Transition Processes to Inclusive State-building and Governance

Research Report

This publication presents results of the research project “Avoiding Conflict Relapse through Inclusive Political Settlements and State-building after Intra-State War: Opportunities, Approaches and Lessons Learned.”

More IPS publications>

Research Report in Spanish>



Autor
Véronique Dudouet & Stina Lundström
Jahr
2016
Medientyp
PDF

Preis in €
7.50

“Undeclared Wars”– Exploring a Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence

Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - complete

In some countries, more civilians are being killed by armed gangs and criminal organisations than in traditional combat. Still, these pockets of armed social violence – "undeclared wars" marked, among other things, by criminal, gang and/or urban violence as well as extremist violence – have long received much less attention than politically motivated forms of armed conflicts. As their effects — social-political destabilisation, in some cases coinciding with high numbers of victims — are becoming more pressing, national and international actors have begun addressing the phenomenon.

In this 12th Berghof Handbook Dialogue, the authors of the lead article, Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager, argue that the inclusive and participatory methodologies offered by peacebuilding provide an operational strategy that would allow the international community to engage successfully with issues of armed social violence.Five sets of respondents explore the actors, factors and dynamics of violence in different settings (among them Colombia, the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, Myanmar and Guinea-Bissau). They debate issues as diverse as the inter-connectedness of political, social and private violence, the need to work closely with government agencies, civil society and agents of violence, as well as the merits of specific participatory methodologies. They discuss what peacebuilding and other initiatives have achieved, and where they have fallen short. The Dialoge is rounded out by an introduction by the editors and a "response to the respondents by the lead authors".



Autor
Barbara Unger, Véronique Dudouet, Matteo Dressler and Beatrix Austin (Eds.)
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2016
Medientyp
Hardcopy

Preis in €
7.50

Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations

Berghof Grantee Publication

Samer Araabi’s and Leila Hilal’s innovative report focuses on one prominent framework for local mediation and de-escalation in Syria: local ceasefire negotiations. Based on research conducted between mid-2014 and March 2016, their report presents four in-depth cases of ceasefire negotiations that have taken place inside Syria since 2012. It explains the environment in which these negotiations occurred and offers observations on the obstacles and shortcomings they faced.


Autor
Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal
Sprachen
English
Jahr
2016
Medientyp
PDF

Krieg und Flucht im Unterricht

Educational & Multimedia

Zum ersten Mal seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg waren 2014 über 50 Millionen Menschen weltweit auf der Flucht. Die Folgen sind auch in Deutschland spürbar. Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sehen sich vor neue Herausforderung gestellt, denn eine wachsende Zahl von Kindern und Jugendlichen ist selbst aus Kriegsregionen geflohen oder hat Verwandte oder Freundinnen und Freunde dort. Für viele Schülerinnen und Schüler ist es aufgrund ihrer emotionalen Betroffenheit, der hohen Komplexität des Themas und der Nachrichtenvielfalt schwierig, Informationen über aktuelle Kriege und Fluchthintergründe weltweit einzuordnen. Hier setzt das vorliegende, für die Sekundarstufe I entwickelte Lehrmedium an. Es leistet mit einem biographisch orientierten Ansatz einen authentischen Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema „Krieg und Flucht“ in Unterricht und Schule.


Autor
Verena Brenner
Sprachen
German
Jahr
2014
Medientyp
Hardcopy

Format
DINA4

Preis in €
10.00

Streitkultur - Eine Bilderbox. Konflikteskalation und Konfliktbearbeitung

Educational & Multimedia

Die Plakatserie wurde speziell für die Bildungsarbeit entwickelt. Plakate und Bildkarten sind Hilfsmittel um die Dynamik von Konflikten verständlich zu machen und Anhaltspunkte für Möglichkeiten der konstruktiven Bearbeitung aufzuzeigen. Die Bilder sind symbolhafte Verdichtungen, die sowohl auf der individuellen, der gesellschaftlichen als auch auf der internationalen Ebene verstanden werden können. Die Bilderbox enthält die Plakate Streitkultur und Konfliktlösung.


Autor
Günther Gugel & Uli Jäger
Sprachen
German
Jahr
2015
Medientyp
Imagebox

Format
6. Auflage, Eine Bilderbox (30,4 cm x 21,5 cm) enthält: 2 Plakate (DIN A1, vierfarbig), 9 Bilder (DIN A4, vierfarbig), Anleitung zum Einsatz.

Preis in €
20.40

The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups: Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support


UNDP website >

The paper provides key insight on the factors that might explain why some armed groups undergo effective transformations from engaging in war and violence to participating in peaceful political processes, while others fail to implement or consolidate their political project. Highlighting the critical role played by the UN system in these contexts, in particular peacekeeping and political missions, it argues that development actors operating globally, such as UNDP, are also well placed to bring a broad range of expertise and instruments when supporting these transformative processes. However, it underscores that enhancing inter-agency collaboration between UNDP and actors directly involved in political processes will be essential in supporting this work, citing the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention as a particularly effective mechanism in this regard.



Autor
Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann
Jahr
2016
Medientyp
PDF

Handbook

Handbook

Das Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation ist eine webbasierte Publikationsplattform, die regelmäßig erweitert und aktualisiert wird. Sie bietet Forscherinnen und Praktikern Raum, neue Ideen zu diskutieren und Erfahrungen auszustauchen. mehr >

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Die Berghof Policy Briefs kommentieren konfliktbezogene politische Themen und Ereignisse. Ihr Schwerpunkt liegt auf politischen Empfehlungen für Entscheidungsträger der Politik, Meinungsführerinnen und einflussreiche Akteure der Zivilgesellschaft. mehr >

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Educational & Multimedia

Die Berghof Educational und Multimedia Reihe bietet Lehr- und Trainingshandbücher sowie andere Lernmaterialen für die Arbeit mit Multiplikatoren (Lehrkräfte, Teilnehmende der Workshops und Seminare) und deren Qualifizierung in unseren praktischen Arbeitsfeldern. mehr >

Papers

Papers

Bei den Berghof Papers handelt es sich um ausgewählte, vertiefende Beiträge zu unseren Arbeitsfeldern, die von unseren Mitarbeitern, eingeladenen Assoziierten, Partnern und Gastwissenschaftlern verfasst werden. mehr >

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Glossar

Das Berghof Glossar für Konflikttransformation aus dem Jahr 2012 bietet Definitionen und Debatten zu 20 Kernthemen unserer Arbeit. mehr >

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La Conférence d’Entente Nationale: Mise en œuvre et leçons apprises pour le dialogue national au...

Manuel sur le Dialogue National. Étude de Cas

Depuis de nombreuses années, la problématique du dialogue national se trouve au cœur des débats socio-politiques au Mali. En effet, la crise profonde qui a été révélée par les événements du 21 mars 2012 a ébranlé le tissu social et le vivre ensemble et fragilisé l’Etat et ses institutions. Le dialogue national est alors réapparu comme une nécessité absolue afin de permettre à tous les enfants de la nation de se retrouver et se concerter sur le nouveau contrat social qui doit lier les maliennes et les maliens. Pour sortir de la crise actuelle, l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation issu du processus d’Alger, signé le 15 mai et le 20 juin 2015 à Bamako a proposé l’ouverture d’une série d’espaces et d’initiatives de dialogue dont la tenue d’une Conférence d’Entente Nationale (CEN). Cette étude présente une analyse systématique centrée sur les résultats de la CEN de mars 2017.

Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism

Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - complete

Dealing with violent extremism (VE) has emerged as a central framework of analysis and policy-making in most Western and non-Western government agencies. It is also heavily shaping the programming of non-governmental agencies, not least due to the availability of related funding lines.While there is an undeniable need to address violent extremism, this latest Berghof Handbook Dialogue takes as one premise that more often than not, analysis and programming to date often fall short in understanding and tackling the root causes of the phenomenon. Our lead article proposes: "Ultimately, addressing VE is fundamentally about conflict transformation, yet CVE/PVE interventions are rarely designed to be transformative."

Introduction

Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - introduction

Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 looks more deeply at what it takes to formulate transformative approaches to violent extremism. The lead article by Mohammed Abu-Nimer puts a call for interreligious peacebuilding centre-stage, which takes seriously and truly integrates the perspective of actors otherwise often defined as part of the problem. Respondents from a variety of backgrounds will, over the months to come, discuss these propositions. They will shed light on systemic contexts, the role of identity and gender, practice-oriented work with youth and regional contexts such as the Western Balkans and the MENA region.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens on PVE

Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment

In responding to Abu-Nimer’s framing article, this paper offers points of agreement and difference in an effort to deepen our collective understanding of the phenomenon of violent extremism and the responses needed to enable effective transformation. It does so first by offering a conceptual shift to move beyond limitations of the current terminology and discourse. Second, it provides an overview of the relevance of identity to VE with particular attention to the centrality of gender to the ideology, recruitment and action of violent extremists, as well as the importance of women in particular in countering, preventing and providing clear alternatives to such groups. In doing so, it challenges Abu-Nimer’s assertion that the inclusion of women is often externally driven and that they are thus being instrumentalised.

Effective Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Systems Perspective

Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment

This response to Mohammed Abu-Nimer’s Alternative Approaches to Transforming Violent Extremism. The Case of Islamic Peace and Interreligious Peacebuilding is focused on the question of what makes prevention of violent extremism approaches effective. It will explore in more detail some of the points raised in the lead article related to an insufficient understanding of structural drivers of violent extremism (VE), the limited evidence base and research in relation to the ‘prevention’ or ‘countering’ of violent extremism (P/CVE), unrealistic donor expectations, and weak and externally imposed programme designs. It specifically responds to the encouragement of Abu-Nimer’s request to “delve deeper” into analysing structures of violence, not only the symptoms (Abu-Nimer 2018, 17). This article will explore how to maximise the potential for positive peace impacts of different approaches to preventing violent extremism by applying principles from the peacebuilding field and a systems perspective.

Religious Institutions and the Challenges of Extremism and Terrorism: A Long View

Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment

This article will trace how religious institutions have dealt with the phenomena of radicalisation and violent extremism since the early 1970s and the role these institutions have recently played in C/PVE programmes. My essay intersects with the discussion in the lead article on the lack of clear long-term strategies and tool kits that assist religious institutions to participate effectively in C/PVE programmes without threatening their credibility with their constituencies. (1) This includes the necessity of empowering the religious institutions to develop tools and frameworks that use the language of faith and reflect their spiritual and religious traditions. (2) Based on the impact of a certain securitisation of C/PVE approaches in the region on the religious institutions and their constituencies, I am convinced that it is important for religious institutions to rebuild the trust with their constituencies based on the principle of inclusivity and enhanced outreach efforts.

"What is actually needed is to invent new terms" - An interview on Radical Religious Norms and...

Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment

This interview with Rudine Jakupi, Garentina Kraja, Rrona Kamberi, Redion Qirjazi, Sefer Selimi, Romario Shehu, Sead Turcalo and Nejra Veljan is an edited conversation with a team of researchers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia who are researching issues of radicalisation, violent extremism and prevention in the region and their respective countries. The interview was recorded in Sarajevo on 27 March 2018 and edited for brevity and clarity. Berghof Foundation works with the researchers interviewed here in the context of the participatory research project "Opportunities for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in the Western Balkans".

A Way Forward in Transforming Violent Extremism De-Islamisation, De-Securitisation, and...

Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - final reflection

In this reflection on the responses to my lead article in the Dialogue issue at hand, I want to highlight two principles which need to be kept in mind when shaping CVE and PVE initiatives, because these principles can enhance our capacity to design more realistic and conflict-sensitive interreligious peacebuilding initiatives. First, religious actors cannot be responsible for curing the phenomena of violent extremism (VE), simply because they are the not the only agencies that contribute to the emergence, dynamics or results of violent extremists’ campaigns. Second, there are many other agencies of social and political change that operate in any given context where violent extremism manifests itself – and it is only in engaging together that these agencies can hope to find effective transformative approaches to violent extremism.

Engaging with whom? Opportunities and Challenges of PVE approaches in Germany and Iraq

Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 - comment

This comment on the lead article to our Handbook Dialogue on Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism discusses Abu-Nimer’s suggestion to engage more seriously with religious agencies and actors, using Iraq as an example. It examines how religion and its identity components are being integrated in project structures of international NGOs (INGOs) in Iraq and the limitations of this approach. It also presents the negative impact of CVE/PVE approaches on practitioners in the field of international media development. Finally, the article discusses the German Government’s ‘Live Democracy!’ to support the call for a holistic ‘idealism’ approach in PVE.

Bases de la Facilitación del Diálogo

Educational & Multimedia

Diálogo – el intercambio significativo y significante de percepciones y opiniones – es uno de los métodos más frecuentes a los que las personas recurren cuando se trata de cuestiones conflictivas. Enfoques como mediación y negociación, a menudo utilizados para resolver dife-rencias a nivel político y social, incorporan elementos de diálogo, más si se está tratando con un diálogo de alto nivel, como el que se sostuvo en el Yemen o en Sudán en los últimos años por medio de reuniones regionales o encuentros comunales. En estos escenarios de conflicto es cru-cial que se proceda convocando y celebrando reuniones de diálogo cuidadosamente – especial-mente en aquellos con el potencial de tornarse violentos. A pesar de un sinnúmero de manuales y reflexiones sobre el buen diálogo, la pregunta de cómo prepararse y establecer un diálogo exitoso sigue siendo apremiante e intrigante para los y las practicantes y académicos/as por igual.