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Peace Research and Peace Education in Israel

Research Grants and Awards

Peace Research Institutions and Projects

* Initiative Group for Peace Research in Tbilisi (Georgia)

* Centre d'Informaci-- i Documentaci-- Internacionals a Barcelona (CIDOB)

Conference Reports

Notices and Reports

German Peace Research Publications in English


Meetings and Events 1997/8


Peter van den Dungen, Friedensforschung und die Suche nach dem Frieden: Einige kritische Anmerkungen (Sept. 1987)

Elise Boulding, Friedenserziehung als Friedensgestaltung (Nov. 1988)

Eva Senghaas-Knobloch, Zur Perspektive politischer Psychologie in der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung: Innergesellschaftliche und internationale Konflikterfahrung und Konfliktverarbeitung (Jan. 1989)

Elizabeth Richards, Friedenserziehung in der Diskussion (Nov. 1990)

Dieter Senghaas, Die moderne Entwicklungsproblematik und ihre Implikationen für Friedenspolitik (1/91, Jan. 1991)

Thomas Dominikowski, Frieden lehren?! Über Friedenslehre und Curricula der Friedenswissenschaft an Hochschulen (2/91, Feb. 1991)

Tordis Batscheider, Friedensforschung und Geschlechterverhältnis: Selbstreflexive Betrachtungen zum erweiterten Gewaltbegriff (1/93, Apr. 1993)

Lothar Brock, Friedensforschung im Zeichen immer neuer Kriege (1/94, Oct. 1994)

Karlheinz Koppe, Der unerreichbare Friede: Überlegungen zu einem komplexen Begriff und seinen forschungspolitischen Konsequenzen (1/95, Mar. 1995)

Christian P. Scherrer, Überlegungen zu einer Neuorientierung der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung angesichts der ethno-nationlistischen Herausforderung (1/96, May 1996)

Tobias Debiel, Gewaltprävention in innerstaatlichen Konflikten: Mögliche Konzepte für neue Herausforderungen (2/96, Aug. 1996).

Martina Fischer, Entmilitarisierung durch Streitkräftereform? Trends zu Freiwilligenarmeen und zur Einbindung von Frauen ins Militär (1/97, Apr. 1997).

AFB Reference Library

The AFB advises readers that, as part of its function as an information, advice, and contact centre, it maintains a reference library of some 9,800 volumes and 75 periodicals. The library's holdings grow by about 500 titles a year and are catalogued under 145 rubrics relating to peace research and international relations. The library is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Prospective readers are kindly requested to telephone the office before visiting the library.

AFB Data Base on Peace Research

As part of its information work, the AFB maintains a data base of national and international research establishments and researchers. This currently comprises 114 German and 168 non-German institutions and individuals engaged in research. The data base is constantly being expanded and updated (changes naturally depend on the relevant information's being made available to the AFB), and it indicates which of the following broad fields the particular organizations and individuals are working in: (1) peace theory/international relations theory/basic research; (2) global threats (economic and ecological issues); (3) causes of war; (4) East-West relations (security, economics, culture); (5) security policy (arms control, disarmament, alternative concepts, civilian defence); (6) arms and development, arms exports; (7) conversion of armaments and military sites; (8) North-South relations (security, economics, migration, environment); (9) dynamics of conflict and development in the countries of the South; (10) intra-societal and ethnic conflicts (nationality conflicts etc.); (11) psychological peace research; (12) feminist aspects of peace research; (13) international law and peaceful order (international organizations); (14) historical peace-research; (15) peace education and theory of peace-education; (16) ethics of peace, non-violence; (17) non-military conflict-resolution.

The AFB data base can now be accessed on the Internet at the following address:


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HSFK-Reports 1996/7

Hans Nicklas/Änne Ostermann/Christian Büttner, Vaterlos, gottlos, arbeitslos--wertlos? Zum Problem der Jugendwelt und mögliche Präventivstrategien (4/97, May 1997)

Gülistan Gürbey, Autonomie--Option zur friedlichen Beilegung des Kurdenkonflikts in der Türkei? (5/97, June 1997)

PRIF Reports 1996/7

Kinka Gerke, Unilateral Strains on Transatlantic Relations: US Sanctions against Those Who Trade with Cuba, Iran, and Libya, and their Effects on the World Trade Regime (47, Apr. 1997)

Anette Schaper, A Treaty on the Cutoff of Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons: What to Cover? How to Verify? (48, July 1997)

Contact: Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt), Leimenrode 29, D-60322 Frankfurt/M., Tel.: +49 (69) 95 91 04-0, Fax: +49 (69) 55 84 81, e-mail:,

Forschungsstelle Kriege, Rüstung und Entwicklung
an der Universität Hamburg
Arbeitspapiere 1996/7

Peter Lock, Kriege im Wandel: Neue Anforderungen an die Politik. Überlegungen am Beispiel von Landminen und Kleinwaffen (1/96)

Norbert Placzek, Der Kosovo-Konflikt: Genese und Perspektive (2/96)

Dietrich Jung, Zwischen Wirtschaftswunder und Bürgerkrieg: Kriege in Asien seit 1945 (2/97)

Dietrich Jung, Kriege im Nahen Osten seit 1945. Daten, Hintergründe und Analysen (3/97)

Contact: Forschungsstelle Kriege, Rüstung, Entwicklung, Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Hamburg, Allendeplatz 1, D-20146 Hamburg, Tel.: +49 (40) 4123-3689, fax: +49 (40) 4123-2460.

University of Haifa
Working Papers

Amazia Baram, Iraq of the Ba'ath: Regional Conflict and Domestic Strife (Working Paper 1)

Yoram Meital, The Road to Peace: Egypt's Policy towards the Conflict with Israel, 1967-1977 (Working Paper 2)

Ben D. Mor, The Strategic Structure of Enduring International Rivalries: Israel-Egypt and Israel-Syria, 1948-1986 (Working Paper 3)

Mordechai Shechter, Water Sharing through Trade in Markets for Water Rights: An Illustrative Application to the Middle East (Working Paper 4)

Nurit Kliot/Yoel Mansfield, The Development of Dual Political Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Cyprus and the Occupied West Bank (Working Paper 5)

Majid Al-Haj, Jewish-Arab Encounter at the University of Haifa (Working Paper 6)

Arye Ratner, The Effect of Legal and Extra-legal Variables on Sentencing among Jews and Arab in Israel (Working Paper 7)

Nina S. Copaken (under the supervision of Prof. Arnon Soffer), The Perception of Water as Part of Territory in Israeli and Arab Ideologies between 1964 and 1993: Toward a Further Understanding of the Arab-Jewish Conflict (Working Paper 8, May 1996)

Ifat Maoz, The Effect of Bias Mechanisms on the Evaluation of Concessions Offered by the Opponent in the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (Working Paper 10, Nov. 1996)

Dalit Gross (under the supervision of Prof. Arnon Soffer), International Groundwater and International Rules: The Case of the Middle East and the Agreements between Israel and Jordan and between Israel and the Palestinians regarding the Gaza Strip (Working Paper 12, Dec. 1996)

Contact: The Jewish-Arab Center, The Gustav-Heinemann-Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel, Aba Khoushi Rd, Haifa 31905, Israel, Tel.: +972 (4) 204156/204721, Fax: +972 (4) 24231

Bonn International Center for Conversion
BICC-reports 1996/7

Ulrike Lindemann/J¿rgen Klußmann, Konversion militärischer Liegenschaften--Eine weltweite Herausforderung, Konferenzreportage/Base Closures--A Global Challenge, Conference Proceedings, (8/Oct. 96)

Jörn Brömmelhörster, KONVER II: Konversionsförderung durch die Europäische Union/Fostering of Conversion by the European Union (9/Mar. 97)

Ksenia Gonchar, Research and Development (R&D) Conversion in Russia (10/May 97)

Keith B. Cunningham, Base Closure and Redevelopment in Central and Eastern Europe (11/July 97)

BICC-briefs 1996/7

Werner Voß/Michael Brzoska, Eurofighter 2000: Consequences and Alternatives (5/Feb. 96)

Michael Renner, Cost of Disarmament: An Overview of the Economic Costs of the Dismantlement of Weapons and the Disposal of Military Surplus (6/Mar. 96)

Edward J. Laurance, The New Field of Micro-Disarmement: Addressing the Proliferation and Building of Small Arms and Light Weapons (7/Aug. 96)

Pawel Wieczorek/Katarzyna Zukrowska, Conversion in Poland: The Defense Industry and Base Redevelopment (8/Nov. 96)

Greg Bischak, US Conversion after the Cold War, 1990-1997: Lessons for Forging a New Conversion Policy (9/July 97)

Yitzhak Shichor, Peaceful Fallout: The Conversion of China's Military Nuclear Complex to Civilian Use (10/Oct. 97)

Judith Kiss, Industrial Conversion in Hungary (forthcoming)

Contact: Bonn International Center for Conversion, An der Elisabethkirche 25, D-53115 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 911960, Fax: +49 (228) 241215, e-mail:

Zürcher Beiträge zu Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse 1996/7

Karl W. Haltiner/Luca Bertossa/Kurt R. Spillmann, Internationale Kooperationsbereitschaft und Neutralität: Außen- und sicherheitspolitische Meinungsbildung im Trend (38/96)

Ulrich Gerster/Regine Helbling, Krieg und Frieden in der bildenden Kunst (39/96)

Christoph Breitenmoser, Sicherheit für Europa: Die KSZE-Politik der Schweiz bis zur Unterzeichnung der Helsinki-Schlußakte zwischen Skepsis und aktivem Engagement (40/96)

Laurent F. Carrel/Otto Pick/Stefan Sarvas/Andreas Schaer/Stanislav Stach, Demokratische und zivile Kontrolle von Sicherheitspolitik und Streitkräften (41/97)

Karl W. Haltiner/Luca Bertossa/Kurt R. Spillmann, Sicherheit '97 (42/97)

Andreas Wenger/Jeronim Perovic, Rußland und die Osterweiterung der Nato: Herausforderung für die russische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (43/1997)

Contact: Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse an der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zurich, Scheichzerstr. 20, CH-8092 Zurich, Tel.: +41 (1) 6324025, Fax: +41 (1) 3639196, e-mail:

The 'Zürcher Beiträge' are also accessible on the Internet, at:

AFES-Press Reports

Markus Gögele, Sicherheitspolitische Stabilisierung der baltischen Staaten: Zusammenarbeit mit NATO und EU (61/97)

Hendrik Bullens (ed.), Arms Industry at the Crossroads: Conversion, Restructuring and Arms Trade in Europe (IPRA Security and Disarmament Commission Paper 8) (62/97)

Hendrik Bullens/Seiitsu Tachibana (eds.), Restructuring Security Concepts, Postures and Industrial Base (IPRA Security and Disarmament Commission Paper 9) (63/97)

Dirk Amtsberg, Biodiversität und Wälder: Voraussetzungen und Restriktionen globaler Umweltpolitik (64/97)

Contact: AFES-PRESS Publishers, Alte Bergsteige 47, D-74821 Mosbach, Tel.: +49 (6261) 12912, Fax: +49 (6261) 15695.

Life & Peace Institute
Research Director
Post vacant from 1 January 1998

The research director initiates, plans and co-ordinates the research work of the institute, which is an international, ecumenical centre for peace research and action, based in Uppsala, Sweden.

The applicant should be a qualified senior researcher in theology, peace studies, or social sciences, have a good record of relevant publications and extensive experience in academic, international, and ecumenical contexts. Church commitment and native-level fluency in written and spoken English are expected. The term is four years, renewable for a second period.

As the LPI research-agenda focuses on conflict, development, and peace, researchers from the South are particularly encouraged to apply. LPI also strives to be an equal-opportunities employer.

Further information is available on the LPI's homepage: or from Ulla Johansson at the address below.

Contact: Life & Peace Research Institute, S-751 70, Uppsala, Sweden, Tel.: +46 (18) 169778, Fax: +46 (18) 693059, e-mail:

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Studies
Openings for visiting fellows for the academic year 1998-9

During the fellowship, applicants should work on one of the two following themes:

'The enhancement and enforcement of international norms'

'Religion, peace, and violence'

The institute will offer successful applicants office space, communication facilities, library privileges, subsidized housing arrangements, and access to its activities. The institute may also be able to provide funding for successful applicants.

Application forms and further information are available at the address below. Applications are due by Monday, 1 December 1997.

Contact: Ms Clare White, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, PO Box 639, Notre Dame IN 46556, USA, Tel.: +1 (219) 631-6483, Fax: +1 (219) 631-6973, e-mail: Clare.V.

The Palestine Project
seeks a dedicated, energetic, and resourceful individual
to serve as Assistant Director

Founded in 1996, the Palestine Peace Project is a small non-profit organization that serves as a 'Palestine Peace Corps', bringing delegations of American lawyers and law students to Palestine to work and learn. The PPP places delegation members with Palestinian legal institutions, governmental and non-governmental, where they work on a variety of legal projects. It also co-ordinates an educational programme for delegation members, including meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders.

The Assistant Director's responsibilities will include recruiting lawyers and law students to participate in delegations and organizing and co-ordinating delegation trips. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director on fundraising, institutional development, and strategic planning, and will share responsibility for administrative tasks (e.g. correspondence, accounting). The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to travel to the Middle East for up to three months at a time.

Applicants should have a strong background in Middle East affairs, especially with regard to Palestine. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the Arab world and have knowledge of written and/or spoken Arabic. Salary and benefits are negotiable, based on experience.

For more information, or if you are interested in applying, please send a resume and covering letter explaining your interest and qualifications to the address below.

The Palestine Peace Project is an equal-opportunities employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Contact: Joe Zogby, Palestine Peace Project, 918, 16th Street, NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20006, Tel.: +1 (202) 429-9210, Fax: +1 (202) 429-9214, e-mail:

to the
Eighth PRIF Spring Academy

The eighth spring academy on security issues is the second to be held jointly by the Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF) and the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz (AARP: Atlantic Academy of the Rhineland-Palatinate). Under the overall title

'Thinking Peace--Making Peace:

Effects of Peace, Peace Settlements, and their Consequences

the academy, which will run from 20 March to 3 April 1998, will engage in a three-stage investigation of the effects of peace agreements. First, it will examine the various theoretical concepts that seek to explain how peace can be achieved, In the second part, it will address those actors who are responsible for peace settlements or their implementation. Lastly, using case-studies from the past and present, it will ask what problems stand in the way of the implementation of peace settlements.

The academy is intended for undergraduates nearing the end of their course of study, for graduate students, and for anyone involved in security-related work or the enforcement of peace agreements. Participants may sit an examination, for which a certificate is awarded. The session will begin in Lambrecht-Pfalz and will include an excursion to Strausberg, Pozn[daggerdbl]n, and Potsdam. The number of participants is limited to thirty.

The conference fee of DM840 (DM420 for students/unwaged) covers pre-conference materials, accommodation and full board in Lambrecht and Strausberg, overnight accommodation in Pozn[daggerdbl]n, and return travel from Lambrecht to Strausberg, Pozn[daggerdbl]n, and Potsdam.

Further details are available at the address given below. The deadline for registrations is 31 January 1998.

Contact: Dr Berthold Meyer, Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Leimenrode 29, D-60322 Frankfurt/M., Tel.: +49 (69) 9 59 10 40, Fax: +49 (69) 55 84 81, e-mail:,


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