Publications of the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies

 


 

Transrational Resonances  

Echavarría Alvarez, Josefina, Ingruber, Daniela, Koppensteiner, Norbert (Eds.) (2018): Transrational Resonances, Echoes to the Many Peaces, Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book comprehensively gathers the current academic literature, field expertise and artistic developments on Wolfgang Dietrich’s Many Peaces theory, in the ways it has been conceptualized and practiced by peace and conflict workers around the world. Both scholars and practitioners challenge and creatively explore the field of transrational peace philosophy, contributing their insights on elicitive methods and conflict mapping. The book is further enriched by artistic perspectives on integrative approaches to theatre for living and intercultural soundscapes.

The articles collected here respond with innovative strength and vigor to the worldwide need for further research on peace and for practical approaches to conflict transformation. This book therefore equally appeals to scholars, peacebuilders and practitioners as well as artists engaged in conflict transformation.

Elicitive Conflict Mapping   

Dietrich, Wolfgang (2018): Elicitive Conflict Mapping, Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book completes Wolfgang Dietrich’s path-breaking trilogy of the Many Peaces; the foundation of the highly innovative approach to peace and conflict as taught and applied at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Where Volume 1 elaborated the transrational philosophy of the many peaces and Volume 2 discussed the curricular and didactic aspects of elicitive conflict transformation (ECM), Volume 3 provides principles and examples of ECM’s practical application. The author drafts the easy use of ECM as a brand new method of conflict work that can be applied from both intra and interpersonal conflicts to the highest political and diplomatic level. This book would form an excellent basis for leadership and relationship training of future peace workers within the frame of elicitive conflict transformation.

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Dietrich, Wolfgang (2015): Variationen über die vielen Frieden, Band 3: Elicitive Conflict Mapping, Schriften des UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies an der Universität Innsbruck,  VS Verlag, Wiesbaden

Der dritte Band der Variationen über die vielen Frieden von Wolfgang Dietrich vervollständigt die Trilogie über den friedens- und konflikttheoretischen Ansatz des Innsbrucker UNESCO Chairs for Peace Studies. Aufbauend auf den philosophischen Grundlagen des Band 1 und den methodisch-didaktischen Überlegungen des Band 2 präsentiert Band 3 Elicitive Conflict Mapping als praktisches Werkzeug angewandter Konfliktarbeit. Die Methode wird im ersten Teil hergeleitet, begründet und beschrieben, um ihre Anwendung vom intrapersonalen Konflikt, über persönliche zwischenmenschliche Konflikte bis zum großen politischen Feld in allen Zusammenhängen nachvollziehbar zu machen. Im zweiten Teil wird die Methode anhand konkreter Lernbeispiele getestet. Der Autor greift auf weithin bekannte Film- und Literaturbeispiele zurück, an denen sich der Leser selbst mit der Methode versuchen kann. Anschließend wendet er die Methode auf seine persönlichen Erfahrungen an.

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Dietrich, Wolfgang, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Gustavo Esteva, Daniela Ingruber, Norbert Koppensteiner (eds.) (2014): The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective (Paperback), London, Palgrave Macmillan.

In this ground-breaking new volume, the social function of 'peace' is explored through the prism of cultural pluralism. Prominent scholars and thinkers from more than 30 different cultures reflect on the notion of peace, and the diversity of their perspectives highlights the different cultural perceptions surrounding the meaning and scope of peace. What we understand as 'peace' is dependent on the context within which it is used. Some cultures have a multitude of notions that translate into English simply as peace, whereas an equivalent to peace in the European sense does not even exist in others. This volume shows that the concept of world peace can only be realised as a plural of 'many peaces'; an understanding of peace cannot be reached without the explicit acceptance of the many different notions of peace.

 Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics  

Dietrich, Wolfgang (2013): Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics, Many Peaces Volume 2, London, Palgrave Macmillan

This second volume in the 'Many Peaces' series analyses the emergence of elicitive conflict transformation, demonstrating how the principles of peace and conflict work are interrelated with humanistic psychological insights and methods.

This volume discusses the recent changes of working conditions in the fields of diplomacy, military, development cooperation and political economy, exploring how this 'trans-rational' turn impacts practical peace and conflict work and experiential peace education. Based on the principles of humanistic psychology and Yoga philosophy, and as a wider concept of John Paul Lederach's well-known conflict pyramid, this book introduces a wide range of breath-oriented, voice-oriented and movement-oriented methods and their application in practical fieldwork.

Dietrich's study presents a new model of themes, levels and layers in conflict analysis, which adds to the conventional understanding of human relations and conflicts.

Interpretations of Peace in History and Culture  

Dietrich, Wolfgang (2012): Interpretations of Peace in History and Culture, Many Peaces Volume 1, London, Palgrave Macmillan. 

Spanning continents as well as disciplines, the first volume of the mini-series 'Many Peaces' presents a panorama of diverse interpretations of peace in world history and culture. Dietrich takes the reader on a fascinating journey through time and space, exploring the so-called fived families of peace - energetic, moral, modern, postmodern, and transrational.  

Variationen über die vielen Frieden - Volume 2   Dietrich, Wolfgang (2011): Variationen über die vielen Frieden, Band 2: Elicitive Konflikttransformation und die transrationale Wende in der Friedenspolitik, Schriften des UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies der Universität Innsbruck, Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag.

This second volume  highlights the origin, teaching, art and practice of elicitive conflict transformation as it is embedded in transrational peace research and taught at the MA Program. It deepens the debate on the tansrational approach introduced in the first volume and presents elicitice conflict transformation as method resulting thereof. The application in teaching in connection with the challenges of current conflict work form the core concern of this book.

The Palgrave Handbook of International Peace Studies
  Dietrich, Wolfgang, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Gustavo Esteva, Daniela Ingruber, Norbert Koppensteiner (eds.) (2011): The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective, London, Palgrave Macmillan.

In this ground-breaking new volume, the social function of 'peace' is explored through the prism of cultural pluralism. Prominent scholars and thinkers from more than 30 different cultures reflect on the notion of peace, and the diversity of their perspectives highlights the different cultural perceptions surrounding the meaning and scope of peace. What we understand as 'peace' is dependent on the context within which it is used. Some cultures have a multitude of notions that translate into English simply as peace, whereas an equivalent to peace in the European sense does not even exist in others. This volume shows that the concept of world peace can only be realised as a plural of 'many peaces'; an understanding of peace cannot be reached without the explicit acceptance of the many different notions of peace.

Variationen über die vielen Frieden

  Dietrich, Wolfgang (2008): Variationen über die vielen Frieden, Band 1: Deutungen, Schriften des UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies der Universität Innsbruck, Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag.

This book by UNESCO Chairholder Wolfgang Dietrich is the first volume in the series 'Publications of the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck'. It also is the beginning of the trilogy by Wolfgang Dietrich aimed towards the systematization and comprehensive interpretation of the concept of peace in different historical and cultural contexts. This initial volume furthermore offers the first comprehensive overview over the transrational concepts of peace. Transrational peaces, in turn, form the basis for the specific understanding of elicitive conflict transformation as it is taught at the MA Program for Peace Studies in Innsbruck.


Key Texts of Peace Studies  

Dietrich, Wolfgang, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Norbert Koppensteiner (eds.) (2006): Key Texts of Peace Studies/ Schlüsseltexte der Friedensforschung/Textos claves de la investigación para la paz, Vienna, LIT-Verlag.

This trilingual compendium contains some of the most important key texts of Peace Studies, including works by Wolfgang Dietrich, Ivan Illich, Francisco Muñoz, Wolfgang Sachs, Wolfgang Sützl and Gianni Vattimo

 



Elicitiva:
Friedensforschung und Humanistische Psychologie:

Jeru Kabbals Clarity Process   

Koch, Lothar Nishkam (2018): Jeru Kabbals ClarityProcess®, Leben und Werk eines Pioniers der transpersonalen Psychologie, Band 4 aus der Reihe Elicitiva - Friedensfoschung und humanistische Psychologie, Wiesbaden, Springer.

Lothar Nishkam Koch erzählt den einzigartigen Lebensweg des amerikanischen Mystikers und Psychologen Jeru Kabbal und beschreibt erstmalig Ursprünge, Perspektiven und Methoden der Dehypnotherapie, die als ClarityProcess® in Europa bekannt ist. Die Geschichte dieser transpersonalen, therapeutischen Gruppenarbeit zur beschleunigten Selbstentwicklung wird vor dem historischen Hintergrund des Human Potential Movements und der Osho-Bewegung nachgezeichnet.

Charakter und Neurose. Eine integrative Sichtweise  

Naranjo, Claudio (2017): Charakter und Neurose. Eine integrative Sichtweise, Band 3 aus der Reihe Elicitiva - Friedensfoschung und humanistische Psychologie, Wiesbaden, Springer.

Claudio Naranjo stellt die neun grundlegenden Persönlichkeitsstrukturen des Enneagramms vor und bringt diese mit psychoanalytischen und psychodynamischen Theorien nach Freud, Fromm, Horney, Jung, Reich u.a. sowie der klinisch-psychiatrischen Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik des DSM (Diagnostisches und statistisches Manual psychischer Störungen) in Verbindung. Der Autor entwirft zum einen eine umfassende Theorie des menschlichen Leidens und weist zum anderen einen Weg der Selbsterkenntnis auf, der die Hoffnung auf Befreiung und Transformation birgt. Das Buch ist die überarbeitete und aktualisierte Fassung des Standardwerkes Claudio Naranjos zur Psychologie der Enneatypen.

  Wagner, Winfried (ed.) (2015): AiKiDô. The Trinity of Conflict Transformation, Band 2 aus der Reihe Elicitiva - Friedensforschung und Humanistische Psychologie, Wiesbaden, Springer.

In this volume, nine renowned experts delineate their theoretical or methodological approach of Aikidô in potentiating constructive handling of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the Japanese self-defensive art Aikidô to the theory and practice of conflict transformation. The concept of Elicitive Conflict Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) necessarily calls for a revised understanding of applied peace work and a new personal profile of the conflict worker. This is the point where Aikidô and conflict/peace work meet.

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Albert Gutiérrez
, Juan José
(2015): Zärtlichkeit und Aggressivität. Charakteranalyse, Gestalttherapie und Enneagramm Band 1 aus der Reihe Elicitiva - Friedensforschung und Humanistische Psychologie, Wiesbaden, Springer.

Juan José Albert Gutiérrez Werk stellt eine Integration der Ideen Wilhelm Reichs, Fritz Perls und Claudio Naranjos dar. Der Autor erlaubt uns einen tiefen Einblick in seine langjährige Arbeitserfahrung mit Charakteranalyse, Gestalttherapie und Enneagramm. Der Charakter ist eine Folge der wechselseitigen Abhängigkeit aller der menschlichen Natur innewohnenden Funktionen, die in einer unzertrennbaren Einheit in den Körper eingebaut werden. Da wir das Leben über den Filter unseres Charakters wahrnehmen, hängt es von dessen harmonischer Entwicklung ab, wie wir individuell in Erscheinung treten und inwieweit wir fähig sind, uns unseres eigenen Lebens bewusst zu werden.


     
     

Masters of Peace:
A Series for Outstanding MA-Thesis written at the MA Program for Peace Studies and published by the UNESCO Chair:


ROWECK

Rowek, Marcella (2018): The Political Necessity of Transpersonal Work. Deep Democracy's Potential to Transform Polarized Conflicts, Masters of Peace Volume 16, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.

METZGER-TRABER

Metzger-Traber, Julia (2018): If the Body Politic Could Breathe in the Age of the Refugee: An Embodied Philosophy of Interconnection, Masters of Peace Volume 15, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.

SANDSTAD

Sandstad, Jennie Helene (2017): Breathing Meditation as a Tool for Peace Work. A Transrational and Elicitive Method Towards Healing the Healers, Masters of Peace Volume 14, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.

Frederiksen, Morten (2016): Synchronicity as Transpersonal Modality. An Exploration of Jungian Spirituality in the Frame of Transrational Philosophy, Masters of Peace Volume 13, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.

Hamed, Adham (2016): Speaking the Unspeakable. Sounds of the Middle East Conflict, Masters of Peace Volume 12, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.

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Friedel, Sophie (2015)The Art of Living Sideways, Skateboarding, Peace and Elicitive Conflict Transformation, Masters of Peace Volume 11, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag.


cover Billene Seyoum Woldeyes, Billene (2014): Transformative Spaces. Enabling Authentic Female Leadership through Self Transformation. The Case of AWiB, Masters of Peace Volume 10, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Kathleen McGoey - Harmonizing Heavens and Earth McGoey, Kathleen (2013): Harmonizing Heavens and Earth. A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Peacework, Masters of Peace Volume 9, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Noor Jdid Mahmoud - Twisting Identity and Belonging Beyond Dichotomies Mahmoud, Noor Jdid (2013): Twisting Identity and Belonging Beyond Dichotomies. The case of second generation female migrants in Norway, Masters of Peace Volume 8, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta - Plurality of Peaces in Legal Action Vallejo Piedrahíta, Catalina (2012): Plurality of Peaces in Legal Action. Analyzing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia, Masters of Peace Volume 7, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
J. Alicia Dueck - Negotiating Sexual Identities Dueck, J. Alicia (2012): Negotiating Sexual Identities. Lesbian, Gay and Queer Perspectives on Being Mennonite, Masters of Peace Volume 6, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
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Lozano - Playing Music, Performing Resistance Lozano Mancera, Natalia (2012): Playing Music, Performing Reistance. The Dynamics of Resistance through Music in the Colombian South Pacific Coast, Masters of Peace Volume 5, Vienna, LIT Verlag
Paul Bukuluki - Negotiating Retributive and Restorative Justice in Conflict Transformation Efforts Bukuluki, Paul (2011): Negotiating Retributive and Restorative Justice in Conflict Transformation. A Case of Northern Uganda, Masters of Peace Volume 4, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Ditzel Facci - On Human Potential Ditzel Facci, Paula (2011): On Human Potential. Peace and Conflict Transformation Fostered Through Dance, Masters of Peace Volume 3, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Katya Buchleitner - Glimpses of Freedom Buchleitner, Katya (2010): Glimpses of Freedom: The Art and Soul of Theatre of the Oppressed in Prisons, Masters of Peace Volume 2, Vienna, LIT Verlag. 
Samrat Schmiem Kumar - Bhakti Kumar, Samrat Schmiem (2010): Bhakti - the yoga of love. Trans-rational approaches to Peace Studies, Masters of Peace Volume 1, Vienna, LIT Verlag.




 

 Recent publications of the UNESCO Chair's Staff and the Core Faculty of the MA Program for Peace Studies include:
Nepal, Zone of Peace Duquesne, Isabelle (2011): Nepal, Zone of Peace, Paris, L'Harmattan.
 In/security in Colombia  Echavarría Alvarez, Josefina (2010): In/security in Colombia. Writing political identities in the Democratic Security Policy, Manchester, University of Manchester Press.
Birgit Fritz - Von Revolution zur Autopoiese Fritz, Birgit (2013): Von Revolution zur Autopoiese. Auf den Spuren Augusto Boals ins 21. Jahrhundert. Das Theater der Unterdrückten im Kontext von Friedensarbeit und einer Ästhetik der Wahrnehmung, Berlin, ibidem.
bilder ohne wirklichkeit Ingruber, Daniela (2011): bilder ohne wirklichkeit. kriegsfotographie in zeiten der quantenphysik, Vienna, LIT Verlag.
Norbert Koppensteiner - The Art of the Transpersonal Self Koppensteiner, Norbert (2009): The Art of the Transpersonal Self. Transformation as Aesthetic and Energetic Practice, New York/Dresden, Atropos Press.
iste ego sum Oberprantacher, Andreas (2010): iste ego sum. Studien zur (Un)möglichkeit des Selbstseins, Innsbruck, StudienVerlag.

Augusto Boal. Einführung

Staffler, Armin (2009): Augusto Boal. Einführung, Essen, Oldib Verlag.