Selection of Recommended Literature: Peace and Conflict Studies

Current and also prospective applicants are welcome to explore the reading options suggested below. These are intended to give you a sample of the kind of material you might engage with during a PACS course at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Please feel free to take these suggestions as inspiration for further reading in areas that interest you the most: don't feel restricted to only reading what we recommend.



Imbusch, Peter/ Zoll, Ralf (2010): Friedens- und Konfliktforschung: Eine Einführung, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Schlotter, Peter/ Wisotzki, Simone (2011): Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 46-77.



Bercovitch, Jacob/ Jackson, Richard (2009): Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century. Principles, Methods, Approaches, University of Michigan Press.

Crocker, Chester A./ Hampson, Fen Osler/ All, Pamela (eds. (2007): Leashing the Dogs of War. Conflict Management in a Divided World, Washington DC.

Galtung, Johan (1969): ‘Violence, Peace and Peace Research’, Journal of Peace Research, 21:3, 167-191.

Karlberg, Michael (2005): `The Power of Discourse and the Discourse of Power: Pursuing Peace Through Discourse Intervention’, International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-25.

Richmond, Oliver P. (2007): ‘Critical research agendas for Peace: The missing link in the study of International Relations’, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 32:2, 247-274.

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