Contacts: (1) For authors within North America: Prof. Engin Isin, Urban Studies Program, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada, Fax: +1 (416) 736-5924, e-mail: email@example.com - (2) For authors outside North America: Bryan Turner, Citizenship Studies, Dean Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia. The Citizenship website may be found at: http://www.carfax.co.uk/cst-ad.htm
To mark the 350th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia, an international conference on the theme `From Pragmatic Solution to Global Structure' will take place from 16 to 19 July 1998 in Münster. The conference is being organized by the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), the Institute of Political Science of the University of Münster, and the Faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy of the University of Twente. As part of the conference, the following workshops on gender and/or feminist analysis will be offered: (1) Gendered States; (2) Towards a Feminist Critique of the Interstate System: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on International Structures; (3) Rethinking Concepts of Peace from a Feminist Perspective.
In addition, there will be workshops on the following topics: The Westphalian System and Beyond; Organizing Anarchy in Europe: International Regimes; Organizing Anarchy in Europe: International Identities; International Law: From Grotius to the UN System; International Law: From Grotius to European Community Law; the Meaning of War in the Westphalian System; the Conquest of Distance and the South; the Conquest of Distance and the State System; Globalization of the Westphalian System: The International Order in Asia; Globalization of the Westphalian System: Sovereignty-related Conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe; Towards a Telematic State System; the Monetary Structures of Europe; the Evolution of Democracy; the Evolution of Democracy: The Legitimacy of Government; the Extension of Sovereignty Rights: Human Rights and Sovereignty; the Extension of Sovereignty Rights: Sovereignty over Natural Resources; An Eco-map of Europe; the Role of the State in Education. The conference language will be English.
Contact: Dr Jaap H. de Wilde, European Peace Research Association, Dept. of Political Science, University of Twente, PO Box 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, Fax: +31 (53) 489 4734, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.bsk.utwente.nl/1648 - Due to special circumstances the conference venue has been moved from Münster to the University of Twente. Please contact Dr Jaap de Wilde!
Three times a year, the centre runs a two-week foundation course, followed by two-week specialization courses in, for example, mediation, observation of elections, human-rights protection, dissemination of information, or post-conflict reconstruction. Funding from the Austrian government may be available for participants from non-OECD countries.
Contact: Luitgard Hammerer, Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung, A-7461 Stadschlaining/Burg, Tel.: +43 (3355) 2498, Fax: +43 (3355) 2662, e-mail: email@example.com, http://www.aspr.ac.at
The Resource Pack for Conflict Transformation begins with an introduction to the overall theme. The second part focuses, amongst other things, on the different types of conflict and on methods of conflict resolution, thus also providing an overview of the theoretical background. The third and fourth parts suggest possible themes and organizational procedures for workshops. In addition to the references given at the end of each chapter, the pack contains a general bibliography on conflict resolution, including IA publications.
Contact: International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SE11 5HT, UK, Tel.: +44 0171 793 8383, Fax: +44 0171 793 7975, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A talk entitled `The Wehrmacht and Society: Militarism in the National Socialist Period' will be given by Professor Manfred Messerschmidt (Freiburg. i. Br.) as part of a public meeting to be held on the Saturday evening. And in his concluding address on the Sunday, Professor Ekkehart Krippendorff (Berlin) will tackle the theme of peace research as demilitarization research. A finalized programme will be sent out to participants well in advance of the meeting. As numbers will have to be restricted, prospective participants are asked to register in writing.
Contact: Doris Faßbender (registrations), Institut für Sozialgeschichte e.V., Godesberger Allee 149, D-53175 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 883-473, Fax: +49 (228) 883-497; Dr Wolfram Wette (organizer), Historisches Seminar der Universität Freiburg, Werthmannplatz, D-79085 Freiburg or (home address) am Moosrain 1, D-79183 Waldkirch, Tel.: +49 (7681) 6702, Fax: +49 (7681) 4642.
The 1998 edition updates the core chapters of previous editions and takes up new themes such as the world food-problem, the situation of women in various regions of the world, and the threat posed by cultural conflicts. Two introductory sections by the editors draw out various prospects for global governance from the analysis of global trends.
Contact: Development and Peace Foundation, Gotenstr. 152, D-53175 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 95925-0, Fax: +49 (228) 95925-99.
With the collapse of the USSR, the enemy-image of communism cultivated since the time of German remilitarization lost its raison d'tre. Despite this, in the Western states, beset by an ongoing crisis, redirection of expenditure away from arms and armies and towards social and economic purposes has still not begun. Against this background, Johannes Becker asks whether the armies of the core European countries of France and Germany, in the form in which they currently exist and with their current strategies and tasks, still have a place in people's system of values. The book also includes an excursus on Britain by Gert Gohde.
Contact: Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Friedens- und Abrüstungsforschung, c/o Johannes M. Becker, Universität Marburg, Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6, Zi. 21, D-35039 Marburg, Tel.: +49 (6421) 283811-32517.
Following completion of the basic module, the course covers the following areas: introduction to external economic and development policy; an outline of development policy; German foreign policy; techniques of project-management; international law/international economic law; international organizations; external economic and development policies of major industrial and developing countries; international transport-policy; ethics and international politics; regions and the world economy; French, Russian, and American foreign policy.
The course includes a practical during which expert reports are produced or research projects with a focus on development policy are undertaken. Students are recommended to choose subsidiary subjects related to the main theme (e.g. economics, sociology, geography) and to take steps to improve their knowledge of the English, French, and Spanish languages.
Contact: Prof. Jürgen Bellers, FB 1 Politikwissenschaft, Universität-GH Siegen, Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2, D-57068 Siegen, Tel.: +49 (271) 740-1, Fax: +49 (271) 740-4911.
The notion of peace education underlying the brochure is a broad one, embracing political and ecological education and intercultural learning. The brochure is intended to provide teachers with tips about how they might introduce the theme of peace into their lessons both from the historical and topical points of view. As well as an introduction to the subject-matter proper, it contains a list of contact organizations, events, literature, materials, and addresses that may be of help in lesson-preparation.
Contact: Aud Riegel-Krause, Stadt Münster, D-48127 Münster, Tel.: +49 (251) 492-40 60, Fax: +49 (251) 492-77 57.
Contact: Evangelische Akademie Loccum, Protokollstelle, Postfach 2158, D-31545 Rehburg-Loccum, Tel.: +49 (5766) 81-119, Fax: +49 (5766) 81-128.
The project will monitor the official discussions about the future of nuclear weapons and help make them more transparent, publish relevant analyses and political commentaries, and highlight important political issues and problems. It seeks to promote nuclear disarmament in Europe and to help ensure that the European Union ultimately becomes a non-nuclear member of the NPT.
Contact: Berliner Informationszentrum für Transatlantische Sicherheit, Rykestr. 13, D-10405 Berlin, Tel.: +49 (30) 442-6042, Fax: +49 (30) 4410-221.
Contact: Dr Rolf Düsterberg, Universität Osnabrück, Neuer Graben/Schloß, D-49069 Osnabrück, Tel.: +49 (541) 969-4668, Fax: +49 (541) 969-4570.
The eighteen colloquium papers gathered together in the yearbook are devoted to the following themes: (1) coping with the future, coping with conflict; (2) current political, social, and ecological problems; (3) curricular perspectives and core teaching-areas at advanced technical colleges; (4) social-work methods; (5) social and international processes of transformation.
Contact: Arbeitskreis Frieden in Forschung und Lehre an Fachhochschulen, FH Fulda, Marquardtstr. 35, D-36039 Fulda, Tel.: +49 (661) 9640-200, Fax: +49 (661) 9640-249.
Contact: Program on Gender and Culture, Gender Small Grant Program, Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9, Fax: +36 (1) 327-3001, e-mail: email@example.com
In addition to a number of intensive training-sessions for teachers in the three participating countries, two conferences have been held which have offered opportunities for discussion and an exchange of experiences. A workshop focusing on familiarization of other cultures and value-systems took place in mid-February 1998, and was followed by an exchange visit by teachers later in the month.
Contact: Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), P.O. Box 51358, Jerusalem 91513, Main Office, Palestine Street, El-Doha, Bethlehem, Israel, Tel.: +972 (2) 647-6054/5/6, Fax: +972 (2) 647-6057, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Information and Research Center of the Kyrgyzstan People's Assembly, 78, of. 1,4, Pushkin St, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel.: +7 (3312) 262-660, Fax: +7 (3312) 262-660, e-mail: email@example.com.
The 1997 issues, devoted to peace and conflict in Africa, tackled the themes of reconciliation in transitional South Africa--`Transforming Relationships, Building Peace'; `Communities, Sustainable Development and Peace in Southern Africa'; and `Religion and Spirituality, Conflict and Peacemaking in Africa'.
Contacts: Eric Abitbol, 4591 Ave du Parc, Montreal, Qc, H2V 4E4, Canada, Tel.: +1 (514) 842-0898, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Eric McCandless, 1660 Hobart Street NW, Washington DC, 20009, USA, Tel.: +1 (202) 986-6463, e-mail: email@example.com - Paul Seto, 107 Derinton Rd, Tooting Bec, SW17 8HZ, London, GB, Tel.: +44 (181) 682-0868 - Valerie Smith, Independent Projects Trust, 1802 Old Mutual Centre, 303 West St, Durban 4001, South Africa, Tel.: +27 (31) 305-8422, Fax: +27 (31) 305-8420, http://www.webpro.co.za/clients/ipt
The activities of the Institute for Conflict Resolution focus on Europe and on regions in which violent conflicts are most likely to occur. Particular attention is paid to crises and conflict-resolution on the African continent. In the newly unveiled three-year programme, the emphasis is on education and research, but practical conflict resolution is to be given a higher profile in the medium term. As a result, the next three-year programme (2000-3) will devote more attention to the following areas: (1) organization of round-tables; (2) training of institute staff in methods of conflict resolution; (3) holding of seminars to discuss pilot projects in conflict intervention; (4) conflict consultancy and supervision/'intervision' of projects conducted by others; (5) assessment and initiation of conflict mediation; (6) conduct of projects to promote the professionalization of mediation.
Contact: Institut für Konfliktlösung, Schweizerische Friedensstiftung, Gerechtigkeitsgasse 12, Postfach, CH-3000 Bern 8, Tel.: +41 (31) 31155-82, Fax: +41 (31) 31155-83, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.swisspeace.ch
Contact: Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zentrum/Sei D2, CH-8092 Zürich, Tel.: +41 (1) 6324025, Fax: +41 (1) 6321943.
Contact: Albert Einstein Institution, 50 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, Tel.: +1 (617) 876-0311, Fax: +1 (617) 876-0837, e-mail: email@example.com
Contact: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036-2103, USA, Tel.: +1 (202) 332-7900, Fax: +1 (202) 332-1919, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Conflict Resolution Consortium, University of Colorado, Campus Box 327, Boulder, CO 80309, USA, Tel.: +1 (303) 492-1635, Fax: +1 (303) 492-2154, http://www.colorado.edu/conflict
Contact: Thomas W. Simon, 4540 Philosophy, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4540, Tel.: +1 (309) 438-2868 (office) and +1 (309) 438-7665 (department), Fax: +1 (309) 438-8028, http://wolf.its.ilstu.edu/injustice/
Contact: Sharon Roberts, Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, UWSP LRC/900 Reserve St, Stevens Point WI 54481, USA, Tel.: +1 (715) 346-3383,
Contact: Robert Elias (editor), Peace Review, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, Ca 94117, USA, Tel.: +1 (415) 422-6349, Fax: +1 (415) 388-2631/422-2772, e-mail: email@example.com